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Academy UH-60L DAP Black Hawk

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I could not live with myself.

I learned that I had the chaff and flare protectors backwards, and I was going to leave it like that.

But what type of modeler would I be, especially if I have the tools to do this little projected that I created.      :BANGHEAD2:

 

 

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And the right side.  Please note, I took off the big PE part that is suppose to go there.

When I have to remove PE parts and glue them back again, to me it doesn't look right.  But I will only prime and paint the part, as long as I didn't lose detail on the PE part, 

I should be good:

 

 

 

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Now I have to sand the entire right side and a small side of the left fuselage to get rid of the ca marks and then rivet the holes again.  This will take me a little bit.  

 

 

 

Not too many updates until Thursday or Friday because I have to take a 8 hour drive, back and forth to Reno to pick up my son from his first year of college.  

Go wolfpack!!

 

 

Richard

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Looks good.  Glad to see you chose to make the correction.

 

You may want to pin that axle.  Cutting it weakened an already stressed point.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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Looks good.  Glad to see you chose to make the correction.

 

You may want to pin that axle.  Cutting it weakened an already stressed point.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

 

I will do that Mark.  Thanks for the heads up.

 

 

Richard

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Last update until Thursday.

 

 

Sanded the entire left side of the fuselage and some of the right side.

 

Then I used a tool that I got in the mail last week.

 

 

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Then I took the time to do the rivets that I sanded down.  Took me a while but I did it.

I still have not aired the sand out of the rivets yet.

 

 

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Now I have the flare and chaff protectors in their right position:

 

 

 

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And I haven't even started my diorama yet.  So much work to do before I think about priming it.

See you guys on Thursday.

 

 

Richard

 

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Ok, one more update before I leave.

 

I finished the PE parts to the front of the helicopter.

Once again, I hate PE parts.  It took me a half an hour to do these parts.

 

 

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On the PE parts in the middle near the windshield, I placed two 2mm rods but the one on the left didn't come out correct and has been replaced.

 

 

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Then I added the refueling probe to the helicopter.

 

 

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Now I will leave it like it is and let it cure while I am away.  When I get back to the model, I will start resanding the helicopter and filling out spots and then everything else.

 

 

 

Richard

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Wow Richard! you've gone a looong way! your build is going awesome! I'm learning so many things fro it! can't wait for the painting process

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Looks great!   I know you and others hate PE, but Ill tell you it really adds to your model in the best way.  I dont think the end result of those parts would be nearly as fine if represented in IM VS PE.

 

Keep going, looks really good so far. :D

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Looks great!   I know you and others hate PE, but Ill tell you it really adds to your model in the best way.  I dont think the end result of those parts would be nearly as fine if represented in IM VS PE.

 

Keep going, looks really good so far. :D

 

  You are absolutely correct, the PE parts add detail to a model.  But I am still learning putting on PE parts with glue to where the PE parts won't have glue on them and all over the aircraft.

But I am getting a liitle bit better with PE parts, I just have to get use to them.  But thanks for looking in on my build.  I hope I am doing the DAP justice because it is my first helicopter.

 

 

Richard

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Wow Richard! you've gone a looong way! your build is going awesome! I'm learning so many things fro it! can't wait for the painting process

 

 

I can't wait to START with the painting process as well.  But I have a lot of work to do on the model before I even thinking about the painting process.

But thank you for the support.  

 

 

Richard

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  You are absolutely correct, the PE parts add detail to a model.  But I am still learning putting on PE parts with glue to where the PE parts won't have glue on them and all over the aircraft.

But I am getting a liitle bit better with PE parts, I just have to get use to them.  But thanks for looking in on my build.  I hope I am doing the DAP justice because it is my first helicopter.

 

 

Richard

 

 

If you can ever justify the expense, THIS little gizmo is WELL worth the loot.  I dont use it ALL the time on EVERY piece of PE, but for the larger stuff that has long bend runs in them, its a godsend.

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If you can ever justify the expense, THIS little gizmo is WELL worth the loot.  I dont use it ALL the time on EVERY piece of PE, but for the larger stuff that has long bend runs in them, its a godsend.

 

I have a PE bender and it almost looks like the one in the picture.  It not the bending, it is the gluing.  I always add too little or too much and or I place the right amount of CA and I put it in the wrong position.  Stuff like that.  lol   

But they are their worth in gold.

 

 

Richard

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A little far ahead of myself.  

 

I started my diorama.  I put plaster of paris all over the diorama in the way that I wanted the terrain to look.

I still have not started sanding the plaster, but that will happen next.

 

 

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If you look at this picture, you can see where I want the road positioned.

 

 

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I taped the border of the base so when the sanding and putting on the sand etc is done, it won't be on the base.  and I picked the base up from Michales for about $8.

 

 

 
Also:
I started my collections of Vallejo paints (about 38 bottles so far) and I started messing with them on old pilots that I have in my stash.
Watching a lot of you tube from Michigan Soldier Company about painting with Vallejo on 1/35 scale figures.   
I hope I can make them look decent.
 

 

 

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more updates later.

 

 

Richard

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