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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:07 AM

As a companion build to my F-5C, here is one a little more straight forward. 

 

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I had forgotten about this kit in the stash. Upon opening the box, I noticed that I had started a bit of the cockpit. Mostly I had removed some of the panels in front for replacement with PE. So this definitely is less than 25% done.

 

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You can just make out the replacement PE panels on the left side of the box.

 

Carl


Edited by BloorwestSiR, 18 January 2015 - 03:55 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 05:13 AM

nice one :popcorn:

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:04 PM

All these Hogs and Rhinos - I love it! :wub:  Yet another great choice Carl :speak_cool:

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

Cool, another Huey. I'll be checking this out.


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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:50 AM

Looking forward to your build Carl, this should be a fun one. I will be watching it for sure!

 

Teresa  :)



#6 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:16 AM

All these Hogs and Rhinos - I love it! :wub:  Yet another great choice Carl :speak_cool:

 

Derek

 

 

Cool, another Huey. I'll be checking this out.

 

 

Looking forward to your build Carl, this should be a fun one. I will be watching it for sure!

 

Teresa  :)

 

Thanks everyone! I think I found the reason I didn't go any further with the build originally. The PE sets are in a word, fussy. There's a lot of tiny bits that made my wife ask:

 

1) can I even make them out individually, never mind pick them up and place them

 

and

 

2) if I was sure this was a hobby and not some sort of mind torture.

 

With that in mind, I've decided to bin most of the PE and build it using mostly the kit plastic. I'll use it where it makes sense and doesn't make me pull my hair out or worse, want to drop the model horizontally  :whistle: 

 

So I hope to have some progress shortly on this. This was after all, suppose to be the easy build of the two.

 

Carl


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:51 AM

A small update.

 

I've been slowly working on the PE belts for this kit. There are a lot of them and every one has three or more parts to them. Since there is so much glass in a Huey and the rear doors are usually open, I didn't feel like I had much choice in not doing them.

 

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Except for the small size of the PE buckles and some of the straps, they actually went together easier than I thought they would. I did break up their assembly over several sessions at the work bench which I think helped too. 

 

I assembled the basic interior components and airbrushed everything neutral grey. I think it may be a bit light but I'm fine with it. The centre console I painted flat black and then highlighted using some Tamiya Weathering Master grey. I did a bit on the floor with some light mud too.

 

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Last pic is the co-pilot's seat with the PE armour in place.

 

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The seat is not complete as you have to add some bits after the belts go on. So i think some paint will be forthcoming.

 

Carl 


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:56 AM

Nice start.


Kevin

I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:56 AM

I always wanted to build one of those things...

Looking forward to yours

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

I've built one of these with PE, and you're spot on. My advice is use what you can and bin the rest. Looking forward to seeing this one come out.

 

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Edited by Joe Osborne, 24 June 2014 - 01:49 PM.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:33 AM

watching this one! should be pretty cool, I'm fighting with a Academy black hawk right now from time to time, I feel your pain.



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Carl....

look forward to this. .
.HUEYS ARE COOL!

GREAT start.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:06 AM

Great start on this Carl. I have several different Hueys and funny enough...I don't see many WIP threads anywhere. So, I'll follow along with interest ;)

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 03:43 AM

Thanks for all the interest in this build. I haven't had much time to build recently but hopefully should be able to get back to it this week.

 

I did receive some Live Resin replacement barrels for the M-134s so that has helped spur me on a bit too.

 

Carl


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:23 PM

Looking forward to the re start Carl!

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