Jump to content


Photo

NICE BEAVER!


33 replies to this topic

#1 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,833 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

.............is what I hope people will say when they see my latest finished model...........

Not a more perfect RFI title if I DO say so myself! (shouty part for Phil and Big Matt :lol: )

Well, it started out as a simple project to keep my skills sharp while I waited for my GWB (Great White Buffalo / AKA B-25J Strafer) but that hasnt materialized yet, however the finish of the CHC-2 did.

This model started life as a 1/24th scale Cedar Creek CHC-2 Mk I Beaver (Yep, same one you've all seen advertised in Fine Scale Modeler but I got mine through DeHavilland Dreams web site), and I morphed it into the CHC-2 Mk II N888BH owned and flown by Ron Carleson, who uses it for hunting and fishing expeditions into the Alaskan wilderness.

Here is a pic of basically what the kit started life as, which is the Mk I, with the single round rear cargo windows, standard wingtips, two bladed prop, no elevator stabilizers, molded in exhaust and standard sized chin scoop :

Posted Image

HERE is a link to the WIP build for anyone interested in what was done along the way.


Here is a pic of what the real deal looks like:

Posted Image



This thing was SO hard to photograph, I’m shocked that I actually got any decent shots of er!

This model is strictly a "desktop scale" type model with no real aim towards complete accuracy nor scale. I had no intent on carrying out the complete interior, but wanted to make people who saw it recognize what it is...............more akin to say a prototype model sitting on some chief designers desk somewhere.

Here is what I ended up with minus the white "Arctic Expeditions" decals on each side of the fuse, which I will add later once they come in..................

Enjoy, and thanks for your support!

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

MORE BEAVER PICS…………….

Edited by Out2gtcha, 29 November 2012 - 01:16 AM.


#2 wunwinglow

wunwinglow

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,852 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol, UK

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Anything to oblige....




Tim
  • harvey likes this

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....

 

FLYINGSTART_TITLE%20SMALL.JPG


#3 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,833 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

lol..........well Tim, SOMEone had to!




Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
  • MARU5137 likes this

#4 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,833 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

I took a couple more outside on the front driveway in more direct sunlight since it was the only bloody place I could take a pic and include the whole airframe!

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Thanks once again to all who comment and gave sage advice, and well wishes along the way..............you guys make it fun.

Cheers guys...........onward and upward!

Edited by Out2gtcha, 28 November 2012 - 10:16 PM.

  • MARU5137 likes this

#5 LSP_Paul

LSP_Paul

    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 5,271 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eugene, Oregon, USA

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Very Nice Brian! I always wondered what the kit looked like, you see them advertised in FSM every month but I had never seen one built. Great job!
All the best,
Paul

d4026672-e1f0-42f8-9666-e9ad98dab961.jpg


#6 Peterpools

Peterpools

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,443 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ridge, New York

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

Brian
The end of a long and exciting journey. Thoroughly enjoyed the build from day one; informative and educational. The finished Beaver speakers for helself; One Gorgeous looking Lady. :clap2: :clap2:
Well done
Peter.

Edited by Peterpools, 28 November 2012 - 10:36 PM.

On the bench: Trumpeter A6A Intruder VA-165 Boomers

USS Constellation 1971-72


#7 LSP_Typhoonattack

LSP_Typhoonattack

    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 23,861 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:St Louis, Mo

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Best looking Beaver I've seen in a while, that's for sure. :)
  • harvey likes this

Kevin

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

 

In Progress: 1:24 Bf 109K-4, MiG-15, Soviet Ace, Fw 190F-8,

 

 

 

 


#8 radial

radial

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 219 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Excellent and beautiful build. Sure glad this one didn't end up on the shelf of woom!

#9 mywifehatesmodels

mywifehatesmodels

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Minnesota, USA

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

Amazing, clean work, Brian! The spinner and wheels really bring it to life. :goodjob:

John

#10 Wolf Buddee

Wolf Buddee

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,184 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Abbotsford BC Canada

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

Didn't that turn out real purdy? She'll be a real conversation piece hangin' from the ceiling. Well done Brain! :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Wolf

#11 Derek B

Derek B

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,287 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Barton upon Humber, England (UK)

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Brian,

Nice Beaver! :thumbsup:

Seriously though, you have made a wonderful job of this kit - it reminds me very much of the sort of RAF Careers type models that I had to make and refurbish during my time as a full time professional model maker with the RAF Exhibition Production Flight.

Well done.

Derek

Derek Bradshaw

 

" Are we not men?...Nay, we are but model makers?..."


#12 LSP_Kevin

LSP_Kevin

    Senior Member

  • Administrator
  • 38,169 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

That's way better than a simple desktop model Brian! Terrific stuff.

Kev

#13 wunwinglow

wunwinglow

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,852 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol, UK

Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

I've often looked at those fsm ads and wondered if you could make a decent model from them. Well, clearly you can! Derek, wouldn't an Army Air Corps one look cool?

Tim
  • Derek B likes this

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....

 

FLYINGSTART_TITLE%20SMALL.JPG


#14 Adam

Adam

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 314 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

Nice Beaver all right!

There's some more detail you can add. Reference photo below.

Posted Image

#15 xmh53wrench

xmh53wrench

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,036 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:16 AM

Brian, that came out just amazing!!!!!!
The only thing you couldve improved on was a silhouete of Mt. McKinley in one of the windows......
(or I guess a blonde in the door). :rofl: ya, I crack myself up....if no one else

Absolutely stunning build....well done!!



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users