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

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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:58 AM

puma303
Hi can you Tell me which oil or color have you use and which tecnica?
 

Not sure what you are asking . Sorry

The color ? If your talking about this model Tamiya paints and Alclad .

Tamiay sky gray and Nato Black so far

The oils . I used Mig . They are costly , but i like them .. It may last life time for me ..

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/migabt080.htm

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/migabt110.htm

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/migabt111xxx.htm

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:26 PM

I'm really enjoying this. Happen to be building a couple in 1/700 (basic little things).

What is the right base color for the exterior?

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 9:39 PM

I used to crew RH-53Ds in the NAVY.you can stand up straight and they can seat 37 troops plus crew.

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Posted by infofrog on Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:24 AM

GMorrison

I'm really enjoying this. Happen to be building a couple in 1/700 (basic little things).

What is the right base color for the exterior?

I use tamiya paints , thats what avaible to me local . I will use  Sky Grey XF-19 that looks like a good match to me ..

Rick

 

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Posted by infofrog on Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:29 PM


i been working on the main rotor paint job .

First i painted the rotor sky grey . The hinges started with gloss black , then dried . I air brushed over the black with Alclad Steel ..

Then lightly over cast the rotor with Alclad steel . The over sprayed  that with heavily thin sky grey .. 

Does not look so bad

Enjoy

Rick



Also my baby boy ,I got one good photo of him

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:32 PM

It looks really good.

It's a... DOOG!

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, September 6, 2015 6:56 PM

thank you all

 

Today has been very busy day( baking bread )  .. I did get the wiring connected to  main rotor blades . I will get these primer tonight

Enjoy

Rick

 

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Posted by puma303 on Monday, September 7, 2015 2:22 AM
How did you set those leads on the blades?
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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 5:53 AM

puma303
How did you set those leads on the blades?
 

The wire is from car audio speaker wire . I removed the casing , Then unwired one string wire . Perfect size for this project .

Then I used a tooth pick to dab  ca glue to hold in wire in place .

Then used Bare Metal foil  for the rings

Rick

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, September 13, 2015 3:27 PM

 
Some update on the tail end , rear rotor and blade

Also i have the rivets done ..



Enjoy

Rick



I sprayed the inside with black primer ..

 

Here I have the Photo Etch glued on

 

 

My rear blades . Painted Black with Alclad aluminum , then wet sanded to show some weathering ..

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 13, 2015 4:17 PM

Looking good sir.

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

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Posted by Raven Morpheus on Sunday, September 20, 2015 10:50 AM

Looking great. Yes

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Posted by allan on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:18 AM

Simply incredible work!

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Friday, October 9, 2015 1:56 PM

infofrog


i been working on the main rotor paint job .

First i painted the rotor sky grey . The hinges started with gloss black , then dried . I air brushed over the black with Alclad Steel ..

Then lightly over cast the rotor with Alclad steel . The over sprayed  that with heavily thin sky grey .. 

Does not look so bad

Enjoy

Rick


Also my baby boy ,I got one good photo of him

 

Irish Setter Red Poodle!!  Nice.  My mother was a poodle breeder and helped develop that color.  The first dog my wife and I got after getting married was a standard Poodle in Irish Setter Red.  Beautiful and intelligent breed!! 

Regards,

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, October 9, 2015 5:50 PM

CrashTestDummy

 

 
infofrog


i been working on the main rotor paint job .

First i painted the rotor sky grey . The hinges started with gloss black , then dried . I air brushed over the black with Alclad Steel ..

Then lightly over cast the rotor with Alclad steel . The over sprayed  that with heavily thin sky grey .. 

Does not look so bad

Enjoy

Rick


Also my baby boy ,I got one good photo of him

 

 

 

Irish Setter Red Poodle!!  Nice.  My mother was a poodle breeder and helped develop that color.  The first dog my wife and I got after getting married was a standard Poodle in Irish Setter Red.  Beautiful and intelligent breed!! 

Regards,

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

 

WOW DOUBLE WOW

I can't believe that .. I wonder about his face and hair features

Thank you

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, October 11, 2015 7:25 AM

I been working slowly on my cave in .Took forever  for the plastic to harden up . May try to spray some primer on today .

Enjoy

Rick

 

Before



after

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, October 17, 2015 3:27 PM

I finally finished the repair work . Now I need to fix the rivets ..

enjoy

Rick

 

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Middle

 

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Before

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 18, 2015 7:09 AM

Nice save.

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

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, November 29, 2015 9:00 AM

I installed the fuel tanks , I believe that's what they are .
Also re-rivet the side were the glue sunk in the plastic

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by puma303 on Monday, November 30, 2015 1:14 PM
Great!!! I hoped so much to see your updates
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, November 30, 2015 2:45 PM

Rick,

your 53 is looking amazing, thanks for posting and keep up the great work.

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, November 30, 2015 5:40 PM

blkhwkmatt

Rick,

your 53 is looking amazing, thanks for posting and keep up the great work.

<Matt

 

 

Thank you

Just burnt out little .. The glue issue got to me . So I slowwly fix area . Then put a stop on the build . Did a P51d mustang build

Rick

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Posted by The Migrant on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 7:56 AM

Just visited this thread for the first time. Some great detail work there Rick, especially on the rotor head and cabin. Inspirational stuff Yes

Mike G

Western Canada

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Posted by infofrog on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 5:53 PM

The Migrant

Just visited this thread for the first time. Some great detail work there Rick, especially on the rotor head and cabin. Inspirational stuff Yes

 

 

Thank you

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:24 PM

Installed bulkhead and front seat belts. i hope to have the front nose installed . I well see

Enjoy

Rick

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, December 6, 2015 7:38 AM

Beautiful!

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

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, December 7, 2015 5:40 PM

Thank you

I have the nose install . Now working on filling the  seam . I'm using small Plastic  scrape mixed with Tamiya ex thin glue . Love this set up .

Enjoy

Rick







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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:17 PM

I'm off to a new scratch  build part  . I never done anything like this before . I see Nigel and Hendie do some amazing builds .

So Im going build a basic engine from 0 .. I know this wont be 100 percent correct . But I just want to get out of the box  look .

I will start this later today . I have some other things to do .

Enjoy

Rick

below is the engine ..

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:22 PM

I started the prep work on the  engine cover and door .

 

Here is the engine cover 2 parts  . With no engine . I mock this part up . Cut the door out , then I had to glue the 2 cut parts together. This made the door .

I added rib supports  to the inside door panel

 

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:23 PM














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