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1/48 Aurora Chinook pics

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:12 AM
COOL! Thanks!

Hey....compared to how the AURORA hook looked its still 90% better!

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:18 PM
Crap - i overwrote my original post. I had two windows open and i thought i could do a second post.

Actually - what i meant to say was that, they do have panel lines, but none that drastic. (actually hooks have too many damn panel lines) Damn am i contradicting myself?? Haha - must be late. Smile [:)]

I would use subtlety (sp) when scribing them as they will more than show up when you do a wash and dry-brush.

Want some good chinook pics and info?

Goto: http://chinook-helicopter.com

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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:11 PM
Hello Hooker06!

Thanks for the heads up......I did that when I had not done too much research.

My 1/48 Hook is pretty much on hold....especially since the word got out on Panda's 1/35 Hook!

We can only pray and hope for now............
Straighten up and fly right.....
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 10:04 PM
Hey PE - long time, no post for me

You back on that model yet?

I'm going to dust off mine and get back on it......been tooooooooo long.

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  • From: Brooklyn
Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, July 20, 2003 9:18 PM
I did something similar using foil on a revell 1/32 ah-1G cobra. The only difference was I put the foil over the area with a bit of white glue. While the glue was still wet, I scribed in the diamond pattern with a rounded end tooth pick.

BTW, your model looks marvellous. Keep plugging at it.
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    July 2003
  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, July 20, 2003 8:37 PM
Greetings FITTER & Papa-Echo and all,

Here's a link to the main framed site where you can have a menu on the right to surf through, instead of hitting each page.

http://modeling.gunsagogo.org

I tell you waht, PE, if I had gotten to the point you have with your Chinook, I'd probably be out there working on it right now instead of in here typing on the computer! Wink [;)] Your exterior, rotorheads and control closet are looking good!

Since modifying that Chinook, I've done some experimenting with imitating the interior sound proofing texture by making aluminum foil "sections", and pressing the foil against a positive cast mold that I made using the aft molded insulation section of a Monogram 1/48 UH-1C. Of course the seat canvas is on that particular piece, but as I said, it was an experiment to see how it would come out.

After pressing foil onto the positve mold, the exact pattern was transferred to the foil, and when painted/dry brushed, it was remarkably life like!

The next time I start loosing my marbles Tongue [:P] and decide to re-build an Aurora Chinook, this technique could be a great way to duplicate interior sound proofing, with a little refining.

(I also wished that I would have removed the upper 1/3rd of the left side fuselage, and replaced it with a pre-shaped clear piece, so all the detailing could at least be a little visible)

In the meantime, Happy Modeling!

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  • From: USA
Posted by FITTER on Sunday, June 22, 2003 7:12 PM
OK, they apparently changed the url... try this one:

http://modeling.gunsagogo.org/need.htm

You'll have to go to the bottom and click to advance to the next page and to each section of a long and detailed story, well-illustrated. Let it be an inspiration!

FITTER
IBTL
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:12 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Melgyver

But you are right about the lack of blankets in the Chinhooks as well as a lot of Hueys. They just hide the bullet holes and as far as "soundproofing", no way!


"What did you say!....I can't hear you!!" Tongue [:P]
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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:22 PM
I have used a heavy foil and embossed it over what I wanted to copy using an eraser and rouned off toothpick. Might work for the blankets if you made a "master" to copy off of. But you are right about the lack of blankets in the Chinhooks as well as a lot of Hueys. They just hide the bullet holes and as far as "soundproofing", no way!

Clear Left!

Mel

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    February 2003
  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Sunday, June 22, 2003 11:33 AM
I will probably use a thin layer of MAGIC SCULPT and imboss it with something or just scrib in the pattern and set it in place before it dries......hmmmm ......But Hooks in Nam did not use soundproofing at allApprove [^]

Back to the drawing boardTongue [:P]
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  • From: USA
Posted by FITTER on Sunday, June 22, 2003 10:40 AM
OK, I just found the link, but it "wasn't responding." It's close by, on page 3 of the "Favorite Helos" thread. If I can get the link to work later on, I'll re-post it here.

FITTER
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  • From: USA
Posted by FITTER on Sunday, June 22, 2003 10:22 AM
Looks like you are doing a great job on that old kit. I had put up a link here a while back about a guy who re-built one of these kits, and really went nuts correcting all the stuff that was maybe off just a bit. I'll see if I can find the link again.

Keep going with this project. It will be well-worth building this classic old kit into something better that it was ever intended to be. BTW, what were you going to use for those sound blankets?

FITTER (now, where did I post that old link...?)
IBTL
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  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by RonUSMC on Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:49 AM
Hey PE, check out Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine's website.

They have some brilliant tutorials on painting resin figure kits.
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Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:31 PM
I should finish it some day....but with that Panda kit out soon.....oh boy.

I havn't tuched this one in over a year now.

Too bad my camera doesn't take GOOD close ups...that avionics area is very fuzzy.
Straighten up and fly right.....
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:27 PM
I think I'm going to wait on a better kit! I was lucky and was given an old Aurora kit some years back. Thought about attempting to do what you are doing, but I can't seem to finish a "good" kit! You are doing a great job!

Clear Left!

Mel

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Seattle
1/48 Aurora Chinook pics
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Saturday, June 21, 2003 4:49 PM
Here is what I have done so far.....

Hand scribed panel lines...AHHHH!!!!
I was planning on hanging some sound proofing material over the cabin heater section. Lots of work still to do to the Rotors and such.

Click here: http://pages.prodigy.net/ttenlow/_wsn/page5.html

Enjoy!
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