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#1 blackbetty

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:15 AM

since the deadline has been moved and i got josephs decals i will make a last ditch effort to build one of these. i had allready opened the box of a trumpy mig 19 (will be a pakistani "cobra") when the extension was made public, but i couldnt resist the challenge. i hope my big mouth wont haunt me later :DodgeBall:

 

 


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:15 AM

Looking forward to this one mate !!

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 01:46 PM

AWESOME!!

 

Bring it on!   I wanted to do a Huey as well, even bought what I needed for it, but my two almost finished builds need doing first.

 

I'm so looking forward to following this build.

 

The clock's ticking, so get building, and take lots of pictures so we can all see your progress.

 

Good Luck!

 

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

HI Karl!  Welcome back with your Huey build.  I am looking forward to your progress, and I know it will be a great project. :)

  I also wanted to let you know I updated the GB gallery and your build of the A-4C has been added.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:17 AM

thanx guys!

while waiting on the eduard stuff i ordered i gathered some refs together

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her is the fuse taped together against a never finished ancient conversion i did 30 years ago (revell longbodied huey nose and tailboom with a vacformed middle part)

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:27 PM

Are you converting to a UH-1B or leaving it as a C?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

the one i am doin is a B, but has the airfilter and a C tailboom. dont know any other differences


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:29 PM

Cobra company made a B to C backdate set but it's OOP. I had wanted one myself for a Seawolf project awhile ago and contacted them but he said the resin blades for the B drooped and couldn't resolve it so he had to discontinue the set.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:51 AM

do you have any pics/drawings of the differences on the rotorblades?


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:58 AM

Karl, the seawolves flew C models as well, so you don't HAVE to convert anything unless you like making more work for yourself. :) . Use the seawolf website I linked you a while back and check the serial numbers of C models and use the decals to build a C and save yourself a LOT of trouble.

 The rotor mast height, blades, blade hub etc. would need to be addressed to make a B.

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:11 PM

do you have any pics/drawings of the differences on the rotorblades?

 

Sorry I don't. There's a pic on the Cobra Company site of their OOP set if that helps?

http://cobracompany.com/35008.htm

 

Like Paul said though they did use the UH-1C, though in much more limited number than the B model:

http://www.seawolf.o...ft/aircraft.asp

http://www.seawolf.o...aft/ac_list.asp


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:18 PM

One of my friends was stationed with the Seawolves in SE Asia.

 

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

so the set seems to be gone for good :(  (i mailed with chris from cobra company)

i dont have to decide what route i go at the moment, further research on the helos is in order

i played with the Eduard stuff a little and i must say this set is excellent. most of the time i dont care too much about an overload of PE, but this one is an exception.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:56 AM

some fine wire mesh was used on the fuselage sides to be able to see the engine

the door was glued shut

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

Looking good Karl !........Harv :popcorn:


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