SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale

31511 views
177 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, May 31, 2015 3:49 PM

This weekend was little slow . I had plumbing issue here . Home ownership ...

I mock up a little of the interior and some parts are glued . .

Monday I will have my walk photo CD ..

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by bigscaledave on Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:21 PM

That looks like a real neat model kit, in a way it reminds me of the Airfix Stuka kit. Also the way your adding aftermarket stuff, plus the fine copper. That model is going to look fantastic when it's finished. I on the other hand am in a slump, haven't dun a thing with the kits I was building. To tell the truth I have become addicted to my new computer, its the first thing I turn on when I get up for the day. Then when I am finely over come by sleep, and "I am literally nodding-off with my fingers on the keys". I had always shunned computers in the past,"I'll not have one of those things in my house I would say". Then one day I was righting a letter to my older brother, and needed to know something or another. One of my computer literate friends started clicking away, stopped, and started telling me about what I was racking my brains out trying to remember. I knew that she had no knowledge of such things, then she showed me how to search for things on the internet. I purchased a third hand computer, Then less than a year ago I bought this one. It has taken over my life, I think I need help ! As if I needed new problem in my life, you would think with the recurrent depression, panic disorder, dyslexia, and what mite be the early stages of alzheimer's disease,  would be enough.

I am a creature of mind, soul, and heart. My body is just something I have to drag along with me

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Friday, June 5, 2015 5:29 PM

My wife loves her I pad first thing in the morning and last thing at night

Rick

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 5, 2015 11:25 PM

Hi Rick...

Thought you should know how much I appreciate your WIP posts. I've bookmarked this for reference 'cause I've got the kit in my stash, waiting for me to screw up the commitment to get started Seems like every time I look at it, it laughs at me. Meantime I'll enjoy your build - your detail is fantastic!

Mike

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Friday, June 12, 2015 6:01 AM

mrmike

Hi Rick...

Thought you should know how much I appreciate your WIP posts. I've bookmarked this for reference 'cause I've got the kit in my stash, waiting for me to screw up the commitment to get started Seems like every time I look at it, it laughs at me. Meantime I'll enjoy your build - your detail is fantastic!

Mike

If you need some photo . Message me

Rick

I have the cockpit seats in back panel in primer . This weekend will work on IP .

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Saturday, June 13, 2015 6:12 PM


I have finished a little bit on the interior today . I need to install IP wiring .. Maybe tomorrow

We . me and the family are going to the movies tomorrow to see jurassic world. Looking forward to seeing this movie ..

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:09 AM

 This is looking so good.  I have always loved a " busy " cockpit on models.  It will be fun to see the completed pictures before you have to enclose it.  Thanks for posting.                           knox

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 9:20 PM

knox

 This is looking so good.  I have always loved a " busy " cockpit on models.  It will be fun to see the completed pictures before you have to enclose it.  Thanks for posting.                           knox

THANK YOU

Work is little busy .. I hope to start the paint process soon on the interior

Rick

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:31 PM

I have the interior painted black . Needs a lite dry brush with silver .

I need to install Photo etch IP dash .

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:21 PM

I did some dry brushing .

Try to lighten top of the IP for some fade look . Not sure how that came out , but I tried

I sprayed the rear cargo floor . Still needs weathering here . . I still have cargo crates to paint for this area .

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Friday, June 26, 2015 11:36 AM

Doing a great job on this kit, will be following along.

Mike

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Friday, June 26, 2015 3:32 PM

Buckeye

Doing a great job on this kit, will be following along.

Mike

Thank you

I applied alclad aqua gloss several days ago . Yesterday I applied 502 MIG Oil weathering black and brown mix oil paste colors and thinned with MIG Productions Odorless Turpentine . i really like . I let that still for a day . .Tomorrow I will respray with Alclad or vallejo Matt clear ..

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Sunday, June 28, 2015 9:44 AM

 Very, very nice.                      knox                  

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:26 PM

knox

 Very, very nice.                      knox                  

thank you

I had the weekend off from work . I got all caught with house and yard work

I started the outside body rivet process . This model has no rivets . This bird has a lot rivets . Only issue I see with this model . No problem

I'm not sure if my rivet tool is right size , but its for 1/48 scale . I was not going to order a new rivet tool .

I had to use chalk to high light the rivets , so excuse me for the miss . I have washed off the chalk

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2013
Posted by tomwatkins45 on Monday, June 29, 2015 6:51 AM

Wow ! This is really outstanding. I am really enjoying following along. It's looking great so far.

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, July 2, 2015 6:02 AM

tomwatkins45

Wow ! This is really outstanding. I am really enjoying following along. It's looking great so far.

thank you

I have the floor Clear Matt coat and top or headliner ..

Still need to install photo etch seatbelts .

i also try to fade the front area



Enjoy

Rick



Top headliner

Rear cargo area

  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by RobGroot4 on Friday, July 3, 2015 7:01 AM

This looks really awesome.  I've bookmarked it so that when I finally get around to mine I can reference it.  How long did it take you to rivet the exterior?

Groot

"Firing flares while dumping fuel may ruin your day" SH-60B NATOPS

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Friday, July 3, 2015 4:59 PM

RobGroot4

This looks really awesome.  I've bookmarked it so that when I finally get around to mine I can reference it.  How long did it take you to rivet the exterior?

Groot

Still working on it ..

Rick

I finished only right side  body of my rivet project .  Still have bottom top and left side . This is a long process . Eyes do get tried .

So far it looking pretty good .

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 8:34 AM

  WOW !!!                                                            knox

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:07 PM

Thank you all

The left side finished the rivets .. I will  need to finish the interior  now ..

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    April 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:46 PM
All of the extra touches you are adding will surely make this one heck of a build once all is said and done - really like the rivets because they lend a great deal of life to things!
  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, July 12, 2015 10:54 AM

KnightTemplar5150
All of the extra touches you are adding will surely make this one heck of a build once all is said and done - really like the rivets because they lend a great deal of life to things!

Thank you

I have the cargo area seats installed and gloss clear coat . I will let this set for couple days , then use Mig oils to weather it up a tab bit

Then i will install seat belts and some case of Cokes and Mt Dews  .

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, July 13, 2015 6:23 PM

I laid down  some Mig oil this morning  .

this evening I cleaned up little bit . I will let this set for day or two . Then spray some matt clear ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

this morning

This evening

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:27 AM

I have the cargo interior walls Mattt Clear coat  finished . I mocked up the interior  just to see what it look like .

I need to install seat belts, photo etch IP  and couple decal labels 

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, July 16, 2015 4:52 PM

Looking good.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Cavite, Philippines
Posted by allan on Friday, July 17, 2015 8:01 PM

Absolutely stunning work. Cant wait to see the finished pics.

Please dont pull out the pics youve posted.  I will be using these as reference to a 1/72 Italeri CH-53 thats been sitting in my "be right back" shelf for the last, oh, decade or so.  Done the rivetting thing as well.  Yes, even before I discovered there was a rivetting tool. LOL.

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

  • Member since
    August 2015
Posted by puma303 on Monday, August 3, 2015 8:02 AM
Hi...any update for this Incredible kit?
  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, August 3, 2015 6:36 PM

I used Photo etch and Cobra Company detail set  ..

The work has stop now for 2 weeks or so .. Work has been very very busy , just no time . House , family and yes yard work

Rick

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:45 AM

Holy mackrel! That is a project. What detail! I wish I could be as patient. Look forward to seeing more.

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:04 PM

Griffin25

Holy mackrel! That is a project. What detail! I wish I could be as patient. Look forward to seeing more.

 

Thanks

I may have some updates this weekend . Work has been very busy

Rick

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.