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#1 Texas

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

MRC 1/35 scale UH-1C Huey Gunship built OOB. I have joined a our local club helicopter group build with this model and just thought I would share it with you guys to. This will be my first helicopter build in many many years.
Here's a few photos of what I am doing:

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First off was the assemble of the floor, rear wall and the engine area. upon test fitting I found that these parts are don't fit the flusage halves veru well. There is about a twenty thousands gap all around so I added some strips of Evergreen .

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:55 PM

Here's some of the engine, gear box and rotor head...

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The kit main rotary shaft is plastic and looks very weak to me so after assemble I cut it apart and drilled out the main components to accept a 1/16 inch brass tube.

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Next up is the front seats and the instructions are not really clear as to there assemble, so a little research is necessary.

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#3 Allok

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:32 PM

Nice start. Don't see to many Cs being built these days.
Don't you wish some people would use glue...
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

:speak_cool:

I'm a Huey enthusiast but build scale r/c stuff.

Watching with great interest!

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:06 PM

Thanks Guys.....In order to catch this build up to where I am at here's some photos of the Engine and gearbox assemble as painting begins:


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#6 LSP_Ron

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:38 AM

Looking good Tex, looks to be a big kit.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:44 AM

Texas, glad to see you decided to post this. Good start! Hope to see more soon. It will be good to see it come together and help me decide!!.........Harv :speak_cool:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:20 AM

I got some more time so I will bring you closer to where I am at on this build.

This update shows some of the paint and weathering inside the cabin area.

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Here's a couple of the power train.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

Fantastic another Huey in the making. Very cool.
Great start. I was feeling a little lonely with just my Huey on the LSP.
What research material are you using for this build?
Are you familiar with the photetched set interior/exterior for the Huey from Eduard?
Cant wait to see your next update.?
Loooooking Gooooddd!!

OLiver

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:56 AM

Fantastic another Huey in the making. Very cool.
Great start. I was feeling a little lonely with just my Huey on the LSP.
What research material are you using for this build?
Are you familiar with the photetched set interior/exterior for the Huey from Eduard?
Cant wait to see your next update.?
Loooooking Gooooddd!!

OLiver


Thanks.....

I have the Squadron In Action book as well as another Squadron book plus some IPMS articles that I am using for reference on this build.

I know of three Edward sets for this Huey and I thank the Cobra Company may have some reson AMP.

I just want to build this one OOB to check the fit problems with the kit and then I might get the Photoetched parts for the next one. I have two more MRC Huey's in the stash. I thank one is called Heavy Hog and the other one is "FROG".

Do you have any suggestions for reference material that might help me on the next one?

Texas :bow:

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:38 PM

This update will catch this thread up to where I am at at present. These photos show my attempt at figure painting.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:29 PM

Nice to see that you added all of that red 'Nam dirt".
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:15 PM

Cool stuff so far Texas. I am itching to do a Huey too. I saw one at a local airshow that was done up as a Viet Nam bird. One of the details that caught my eye was an old Budweiser can, with the can opener top, mounted to the belt feed side of the M60 to smooth out the entrance to the gun. On the end of the can they had painted a nice, red peace sign. Too cool. Keep up the great work.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:29 AM

Thanks Guys I love the Budweiser can story and yes I thought it need a good helping of the Red Nam dirt.

Heres a few of the pilot and copilot thus far...

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Now I am no figure painter but I am having fun trying...

Stay Tuned
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

Looking good Texas.. keep going and in no time "Charlie" will be running out of the rice paddie and into the tree's..on fire :BANGHEAD2:
All the best,
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