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

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, December 14, 2015 5:13 PM

Ok I have applied some White Mulliput . i need to make this brass looking color dome . I guess this would be some kind on inlet air intake .

Maybe someone will let me know

Enjoy

Rick



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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 19, 2015 7:58 AM

I been working slowly on this engine build . I  hope the end results come out good .

Enjoy

Rick

 

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:13 AM

I started the fireplace today . Little cold outside here in Indiana

Enjoy

Rick

Lucy and Nigel

Nigel

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, December 19, 2015 3:52 PM

Added hydraulic tube .

Enjoy

Rick

 

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Posted by infofrog on Monday, December 21, 2015 6:44 PM

I have little more engine update . Also Nigel and Lucy got his hair cut today .. He's my little man .. Lucy my little angel , but could not get her photo . She would not sit long enough

Enjoy

Rick

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Posted by infofrog on Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:44 AM

Little more update on the engine build .I hope to finish it this weekend . Next problem for me ,is how to paint it .

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:15 PM

Not much modeling going on .I decided to upgrade the model work bench .

I really like this setup .

I built the top out of Maple wood .i been working on this for about month . I went to Ikea yesterday pick up a drawer system and legs

Enjoy

Rick

 

Before

 

Nigel checking out the new work bench

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Posted by infofrog on Sunday, December 27, 2015 5:20 PM

Another photo .Still need organized

Its so much stronger than a card table

Rick

 

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, December 28, 2015 3:06 PM

good job of model building. Your new bench is Outstanding.Yes It should make the models go together  much faster and  without any mistakes, well almost Clown

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 7:15 AM

infofrog

Ok I have applied some White Mulliput . i need to make this brass looking color dome . I guess this would be some kind on inlet air intake .

Maybe someone will let me know

Enjoy

Rick

Rick,

  I think you are referring to the large orange-ish part which is the inlet.  If it's anything like the H-60, up close it looks like paper mache gauze with a cross-hatched type of pattern in it.  The color is like a brownish orange with a tan-type color in some areas.  I would just mix a couple drops of brown with some orange and base coat it, then drybrush a light tan or sand color to almost a tamiya desert yellow type of shade.  Something along those lines.  If the texture from your milliput is rough, that's ok, as the exterior is like pretty rough on the real thing.  That said, I'm going off what I know and I don't have experience with 53's, but they are both made by Sikorsky.

Everything to this point looks awesome, I am definitely going to save this thread for when I get around to the one I have in the stash!

 

 

Groot

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

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Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 6:54 PM

Thank you . Yes something so simple is hard to get that color correct .At least for me

Rick

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Posted by RobGroot4 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:50 AM

Another thing though is that the color can vary across the body too, so if you don't really have a uniform color, it doesn't matter.  Some areas can be pretty brownm some pretty tan, and some pretty orange.  And the two engines don't have to match either.  So you're safe with whatever happens!

 

Groot

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

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Posted by infofrog on Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:48 PM

Thank you

Little update on my engine build . I have The paint finished . I really like it . Came out very nice .

My only issue is the orange brown color ( i could not get that color ) . I know its not correct , but good enough for me .

Enjoy

Rick

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, January 1, 2016 7:06 AM

Looks close enough for me. Kudos!

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

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, January 2, 2016 1:27 PM

Thanks all

I Toned the engine color a bit . I call it finished engine .

i started the exterior photo etch .

Enjoy

Rick



 


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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, January 9, 2016 5:16 PM

No modeling at this moment. 

But my air compressor I built locked up . I used the wrong compressor for this type of app .

So I made a video about my second and better air compressor set .This set up is very nice ,,

Enjoy my video

Rick

https://youtu.be/3HOkZVbtkZY?list=PLy7i6CQkHypTP4nOK9N6QgZrA5HWtOzeQ

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Posted by infofrog on Saturday, January 9, 2016 5:18 PM

I not sure , But when this forum changed .I have hard time with adding links. Sometimes they work , more often not

Rick

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 10, 2016 4:28 PM

I'm just blown away by what you've done so far. You got some mad skills my friend. I'll pay more attention to this now that I've noticed it. Can't believe I let this epic build slip past me.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, January 10, 2016 6:44 PM

BrandonK

I'm just blown away by what you've done so far. You got some mad skills my friend. I'll pay more attention to this now that I've noticed it. Can't believe I let this epic build slip past me.

BK

 

Thank you. I'm just a slow worker . With life and work . You know what I mean

Being slow means little more added to the build

Rick

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Monday, January 18, 2016 4:54 PM

Not much been going on , only my day job here lately . i just want to update some photo's . I have a the front nose attached . Was not a great fit , but it works . I also have extra photo etch installed 

Enjoy

Rick

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:54 AM

Looks good. Big bird. Motivates me to work on my 46.

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
    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:14 PM

midnightprowler

Looks good. Big bird. Motivates me to work on my 46.

 

Yes it a little big . I would never bought this model , but for a 2014 christmas gift from the family  . I really enjoy this kit . I'm sure glad to have it . .

Rick

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:19 PM

I built a rear antenna and a dome . Not sure what the dome is for .

I installed a side guide wire or ground wire . Not sure what this is

Enjoy

Rick

 

 

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Posted by infofrog on Friday, January 22, 2016 12:27 PM

I just want share my snowy blizzard day

 

We may get 12 inches of snow or more today

 

Enjoy

Rick

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Cavite, Philippines
Posted by allan on Monday, January 25, 2016 1:45 AM

The work youve done on this kit is just absolutely amazing!

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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Posted by infofrog on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:50 PM

I been working ion the rear section . The fold hinge / hydraulic

Enjoy

Rick

 

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, January 28, 2016 4:26 PM

Ha!!!  Nice!  Scratchbuilding a model of one would be interesting...Indifferent

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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    October 2013
Posted by infofrog on Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:37 AM

Thank you

I been working on the underside . Landing gear . I add some Hydraulic hoses and photo Etch

Installed the lift system above the side rear door

Enjoy

rick

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, January 31, 2016 3:16 PM

Nice. What will you use for masking?

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 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:07 AM

So much detail. I don't even know where to start. It is looking really awesome.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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