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Kitty Hawk 1/35 Seahawk.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, April 22, 2022 2:10 PM

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    January 2022
Posted by Svt40 on Friday, April 22, 2022 11:40 AM

I saw that phase update kit.  While worlds better than the KH parts it's still got a lot wrong.  The SO console has many wrong panels on it.  The other item looks like a scaled down dipping SONAR setup which the Bravos never had.  I'm not sure if they thought the RAST probe was a smaller dipping SONAR from looking at photos.  I do like the VCR that was used on AAS-44 FLIR kits.


  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, April 22, 2022 10:38 AM

Disregard, double post.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, April 22, 2022 10:37 AM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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    January 2022
Posted by Svt40 on Friday, April 22, 2022 9:03 AM

Yup the Bravo.  I worked on them for 20 years and they are near and dear to my heart.

I've just been collecting the bits and pieces to improve the model so far.  I have the Reskit rotor head and tail pylon bulkheads.  I now have the Eduard kit to replace the terrible PE that comes with the kit.  The white metal landing gear set since mine was missing the stbd drag beam. I also will be trying to do a vacuum formed or push molded sonobouy launcher shield.  Lead wire in various sizes as well as some really tiny braided wire.

The KH kit as it stands is only correct to build a single example of that airframe.  It was the helo we had gotten while I was stationed in Key West SAR.  It started life as a Bravo on the assembly line.  Somewhere along the build it was converted to a Foxtrot.  Then after it went to PAX river it was converted over with some bits from the Hotel.  So externally it's part Bravo and part Foxtrot.  Internally it's a bit of all three and uses many unique avionics that cannot be replaced but have to be repaired. 

Do not touch the dimmer switch on the caution advisory panel because it will burn it out!!  Worst bird I ever worked on.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, April 22, 2022 8:51 AM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Svt40 on Thursday, April 21, 2022 3:02 PM

I'll be doing the Seahawk. I'll probably do a build like Builder2010 did, or at least I'll try to do something like that.  He set the bar quite high.  Mine will be mostly about correcting all the things wrong with the Seahawk kit.

I'm just waiting for Red Fox or La Quinta to come out with the 3d cockpit decals.  I've spoke with both but since the Ukraine thing started La Quinta kinda dropped off the map.  Red Fox is very receptive and expects kits out in September.

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:00 PM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Svt40 on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:37 PM

Ok I found an Eduard kit 32071 for the Academy H-60.

It has all the seatbelts required for the 3 crew seats and the jump seats.  Plus a few other parts that will work to help correct the Kitty Hawk model.

I also talked with the folks at Red Fox and they plan to have the Kitty Hawk interior 3d decals out around September.  I sent them a some photos of the Bravo cockpit and SO station as well as the link to the NATOPS manual that has detailed shots of the both.  So hopefully we can get a correct cockpit soon!

  • Member since
    January 2022
Kitty Hawk 1/35 Seahawk.
Posted by Svt40 on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:04 PM

I'm still gathering parts for my Seahawk build but there is so much wrong with the kit my search is taking longer than I expected.

 

So I am throwing out some feelers to see if anyone who has built any of the Blackhawk varients might have two of the Eduard 32954 jump-seat seatbelts they could spare or trade for?  I cannot see spending $30 for the whole set when I only need two.

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