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  1. That was my take as well. I never did get a satisfactory fit on the canopy. good luck.
  2. Here it is after final mask removal, paint and weathering. I am going to do no more to it.
  3. I am calling this done. Very frustrating build. I am so, so disappointed in fit. Not being able to fit the canopy correctly just wrecked the build for me. I have finished, but I am going no farther with my planned diorama.maybe the next one. Here are the final pics. I used the shapeways printed hinges for the rotors. I still have a little touch up paint to do and a mask to remove on the canopy.
  4. On the MH-60R, yes. On MH-60S, the airframes were essentially built from scratch for the new variants. All glass cockpit, hardened systems and the rear wheel was moved.
  5. I am so disappointed in this kit. really poor fit, especially with the canopy. I ended up buying a second kit just for the canopy. On the up side, the Eduard aftermarket PE set is amazing. I am about to wrap it up. I am considering building the second kit pretty much OOB. I might add the extra Eduard PE though. I really like how that worked out. Did I say how much I liked the Eduard PE sets?
  6. Is that the kit part or the Cobra Company resin piece?
  7. Hi All, Sorry about the quiet period. Not a lot to update and I have been really busy with, you know, life. Here is where I stand with my MH-60S: Decals going on. For those of you building this kit, the decals are too thick - standard academy. Lay in lots of Micro set and Micro Sol, lots and lots of micro sol. After the decals have dried I have been going back and trimming out fil. so lots of sharp #11 blades. Oliver, you should be good in that respect! :-) I ended being happy with the cockpit hatches. Let's see how I feel when I mount them. Here I am really please with the Eduard PE kit. I am excited to weather the main cabin doors. Overhead Starboard side The belly of the beast. I know the cargo hook is backwards. I just don't want to dig it out. I have some touch up painting and some more decals to place I have also started the rotor assemblies. Once I have remounted the canopy, I will seal it in flat and begin weathering. Cheers, Paul
  8. Thanks Oliver, Annealing is what got me in trouble in the first place. Thin wire mesh, which leads to a large surface area in relative terms, plus heat, and poof! Fiery mesh PE. Not good. You do not need high temps to complete the annealing process. I learned the hard way. I was also disappointed in the Eduard instructions. I did not think that MH-60S instructions were nearly as well done as the UH-60L set. Also, I need to update my thread. I am in the finishing stages of my build. I need to build the rotor assemblies (one opening; one all open) and weather the beast. I will try and put something up this week. Paul
  9. Fantastic work as always. Be careful of that screen on the boom. Single most fragile piece of PE I have worked with. I ended up blending two together to make it work. I did the same thing you did opening up the space underneath. I did not scratch together the rotor gearing mechanism. Just fantastic in all respects.
  10. I found some folding hinges for the rotors on Shapeways. I have a second kit coming in, so I am going to play with folded and unfolded configurations. Here are the pictures of the hinges and links to some printed wheels. I have not glued the rotor hinges into final position. I still need to do some research. I may try a mid-fold position. Here are the weighted https://www.shapeways.com/product/QDDLTGCNG/1-35-uh-60-wheels-tires-weighted?li=search-results-1&optionId=57689918 and unweighted https://www.shapeways.com/product/CN2424JSU/1-35-uh-60-wheels-tires-unweighted?li=search-results-1&optionId=57690539 wheel links.
  11. I ordered the hinges in. Not bad. I just found weighted wheels.... http://www.shapeways.com/product/QDDLTGCNG/1-35-uh-60-wheels-tires-weighted?li=search-results-4&optionId=57689919
  12. Oliver, You are leading the way. The 3d printing guys are getting in on the act...... http://shpws.me/Kbrb
  13. Looking good! I just installed the FAB Resinworks part. One tip; I found that you really need to de grease the part. That is take a toothbrush to it with soapy water. Also, priming before paint is a must.
  14. Do you know if there is difference between the army and navy variants because of the auto fold mechanism on the navy birds?
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