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

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:08 AM

  Looking super.                                 knox

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:23 PM

knox

  Looking super.                                 knox

 

Thanks

Its been a bit since I worked on this big bird . Work was super busy , slowing down a tad .

I started on the tail gate ..
The tail gate when I glue that down , Will it went south in a bad way . No photo . The super glue stuck instant . I had the photo etch in the wrong direction .. So I peeled it off . The photo etch wrinkled A tad . I did get it glues down . There is rough areas. I'm going make this tail gate looked good and used ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

 

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:25 PM

Here is my paint rack I'm building ..I could not find any paint racks. So I thought , lets build one .

This is a basic rack . I will primer , then paint with  enamel black

You can see my two Alclad bottles . That be the pale gold and chrome ..

Rick

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Saturday, August 15, 2015 9:02 AM

I finished my paint rack yesterday .. I'm going let paint cure for few days before installing this to the wall ..

I use oil base enamel paint , Sprayed this outside with HVLP gun ..

I used scrap wood , only the peg board was new

 

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, August 16, 2015 9:18 AM

Below is my tailgate that I mess up . I glued photo etch upside down .I removed the photo etch , the part wrinkled . I did not have another replacement part . I glued it back down in the correct direction .

Now I went and built a skid that will hold cases of sodas and water bottles . This will sit on the gate .

Skid not finished yet .

Enjoy

Rick

 

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:06 PM

I have been working on the soda cases off and on today , Only have a lot more to do

Enjoy

Rick

 

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:49 PM


I started the first stage paint job on the skid . Then i will get the wood grain look next stage .

Enjoy

Ric k

 

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:02 PM

Here is my skid in the wood look ..

I'm happy with it , now just need to make a lot more soda cases

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:10 AM

Still working on the sodas , also threw in some water bottle cases

enjoy

Rick

sorry for poor picture  photo

 

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    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:08 PM

Are the soda cases scratch built? If they are, my heads gonna explode! 

 

 

Griffin

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:51 PM

Griffin25

Are the soda cases scratch built? If they are, my heads gonna explode! 

 

Yes . Print them out , cut , bend and glue ..

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, August 21, 2015 8:16 AM

I finished and install my paint rack . I hate to say , too small . :oops:

It looks good ..

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, August 21, 2015 8:17 AM

I started my exhaust painting process ..

Sorry no photo on first color

1st . Gloss black .

2nd color ALclad Chrome .

I will apply pale gold , then Jet exhaust .

This is my first time using Alclad colors .

i have test this process on a scrape card ..

Enjoy

Rick

 

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, August 21, 2015 9:47 AM

I have the pale gold applied ..

Then last step Jet Exhaust

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, August 21, 2015 2:40 PM

I have the Jet Exhaust applied

Came out just what I wanted . Thanks to Nigel . He explained to what I need to do here..

Enjoy

Rick

 

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, August 21, 2015 3:28 PM

infofrog
 
Griffin25

Are the soda cases scratch built? If they are, my heads gonna explode! 

 

 

 

Yes . Print them out , cut , bend and glue ..

 

 

Did you design it in Paint or a Media program or can you find the designs like that online?  Thanks

 Rob

 

 

Griffin

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Friday, August 21, 2015 4:26 PM

Griffin25

 

 
infofrog
 
Griffin25

Are the soda cases scratch built? If they are, my heads gonna explode! 

 

 

 

Yes . Print them out , cut , bend and glue ..

 

 

 

 

Did you design it in Paint or a Media program or can you find the designs like that online?  Thanks

 Rob

 

 

Gino sent them to me in a zip file . print out , cut and glue

Rick

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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:22 AM

Oh wow, infofrog!  An artist and a craftsman all in one.  Your build and skills are absolutely amazing and out of this world.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, August 22, 2015 4:17 PM
thank you all ..

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Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:41 AM

I mocked up my exhaust too see what it look like .. Not bad ..

If you look one way it looks more gold , different way more jet exhaust or more black . Sure has a candy paint look ..



I got couple things to do . Then glue this one exhaust into place . Then glue the fuselage together
Enjoy
Rick

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  • From: SoCal
Posted by keithace on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:02 PM
what a great build!
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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:39 AM
Thank you .

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Posted by knox on Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:38 AM

    Continued great work!  The exhaust pipe work sounds hard, but I like the way they turned out.

                             knox

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:35 AM

Thank you . The exhaust work is not hard time consuming

I'm slowing working on gluing the two fuselage together
Enjoy

Rick

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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:59 PM

Absolutely stunning!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, August 31, 2015 4:12 PM

Toshi

Absolutely stunning!

Toshi

 

 

Thank you

 

My build , there is a interior build first .
Then the wall , ceiling and floor gets glued to exterior fuselage .
Ok


i think , my glue ( Tamiya Glue ) migrate to two areas . Those areas, the glue settled . Then caused this little but a set back problem

The areas are very soft very soft ..

photo below

What do I do . I e mail Nigel a freind for advice .His advice , is to let it sit tell the glue cures out . Not to touch or do any repairs .

A big thank you again NIgel my friend

This is why I wished there was a model group here for low skill people like me . .I'm getting there .

 

 



Enjoy

Rick

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, August 31, 2015 4:14 PM

Day 2 . The bad areas still soft ..

 

i am working on the tanks . I added some photo etch . It help the look a lot .

Enjoy

Rick

Top view

Bottom veiw

after photo etch

  • Member since
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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, August 31, 2015 5:56 PM

PE definitely adds a whole new dimension to models.  Everything looks great!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    August 2015
Posted by puma303 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:52 AM
Hi can you Tell me which oil or color have you use and which tecnica?
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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:53 AM

Toshi

PE definitely adds a whole new dimension to models.  Everything looks great!

Toshi

 

Thank you

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