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Nap time Academy 1/35 MH-60S

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I was looking at mine today thats why I asked. I would have done the same you did.

I did not go back and strip it down, but when you start your prep for paint, I would use a toothbrush with soapy water and then prime before paint. 

This is a fantastic piece of resin, maybe the best I have worked with, but the release agent really sticks to the part. That plus the difficulty working with metallic paints to begin with makes me recommend a toothbrush and primer.  I am looking forward to seeing  your approach.

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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.

 

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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.

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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:

 

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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! :-)

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I ended being happy with the cockpit hatches.  Let's see how I feel when I mount them.

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Here I am really please with the Eduard PE kit.  I am excited to weather the main cabin doors.

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Overhead

 

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Starboard side

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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

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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? :innocent:

 

 

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Don't the Navy ones have the rear wheel in a different place?

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.

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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.

 

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