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Erwin

1/24 th MONOGRAM : UH-1B

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I normally don't build helo's,but I couldn't resist buying this one at a convention cheaply.

 

It's the civil version.

 

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Once I started the build I noticed the kit had the military parts too from this kit.Only the decals differ.

 

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Untill I noticed that the ammobelts were missing.

 

That's when this build stalled as I wanted to make the US Navy helo. I bought an aftermarketset of decals for it too.

http://webpages.charter.net/osborn82/fm_D03.htm

 

But today,a member (Jack) told me he has those parts leftover and so I can resume the build.

 

It's going to be a race against time to make the deadline now that I also restarted the Revell Mosquito.

 

We will see where it ends.

 

Here are some progress pictures I posted on Britmodeller too...

 

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That is big enough to install a couple of electric motors for the main and tail rotors .. Anyone else have one of these kits for sale .. :rolleyes:

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The colorprofile with the aftermarketsheet calls for a very dark glossy blackgreen.

 

So I took half a jar of Humbrol's blackgreen.Added some satin black and a fair amount of gloss varnish.

 

But to get that special Navy look I added some gloss midnightblue too.

 

The result will be shown in a few days.

 

Stay tuned.

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Looking good Erwin!

 

It looks like it may have landed on a Macchi however.... Hope nobody was seriously injured! :lol:

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Looking good Erwin!

 

It looks like it may have landed on a Macchi however.... Hope nobody was seriously injured! :rolleyes:

 

Thanks Dave.

 

Well spotted. That's the boxart of the 21 CT kit. It's fully painted but I'm waiting for the smokeringdecalsheet I've ordered from Canada.

 

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First coat on the UH is done.The top of the stabelisors will be in bright orangered.

 

 

 

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A setback !! <_<

 

When fixing the clearparts,the model sliped my hand and landed hard on the ski.Breaking off a ski from the one-moldpiece.

 

It's clear to me now that, with this accident and the work on the weapons still left, I won't make the deadline too.

 

 

 

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A setback !! <_<

 

When fixing the clearparts,the model sliped my hand and landed hard on the ski.Breaking off a ski from the one-moldpiece.

 

It's clear to me now that, with this accident and the work on the weapons still left, I won't make the deadline too.

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cheer up Erwin, ....had the same problem with mine, just carefully drill small holes in the opposing pieces that should go together and insert a needle fine pin into it.Super glue, so it'll hold firmly.

 

you'll make the deadline, you're a speedbuilder :blink: :P

 

J.

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I can't make the deadline. Things are going as I wanted.

 

So I'm stalling this build again and will concentrate on the Hasegawa P-47 kit and after that a build for the new groupbuild.

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