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This is my entry: 1/35 Werner’s wings MH-47G conversion for the Trumpeter CH-47D. I plan to do a heavily used bird in Afghanistan. A first for me will to build the model fully crewed, ready to take off. This is probably my most ambitious project yet and I hope I will do it justice. I will first finish my B-25 for the Iron Rain GB, so I will not make a real start on this one for the next two weeks or so.

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And one motivational shot

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Cheers,

 

David

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This should be good! Having refueled many 160th MH-47's from the MC-130 I can tell you now that the MH-53 Pave low is retired that is the SOF "heavy lifter" now. Will enjoy watching this progress! 

 

Cheers...Ron

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I hope you'll make good use of the adjusted nose section, ......wasn't too thrilled about it when i saw it............

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Imposing looking heli that's for sure.

 

It looks like we've got the same ideas for entries here David but this time at opposite ends of the size spectrum. I'm planning to enter the GB with a AH-6

 

Carl

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Nice choice of subject. You don't see to many of these on the net. I have similar conversion sets to build MH-47E/G with all goodies to build and couple off CC MH-60M conversions but lack building time at the moment :( So, I'll be follow along your build and see how you tackle it. Good luck. :)

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Thank you all for the interest. With the B-25 almost done, I could not help myself and made a start. Nothing too impressive so far but as you will see lots of hacking and sanding and rescribing. I will have to move slowly as the instructions that come with the conversion are pretty spartan. Fortunately there is a full build of the E/F conversion on Werner’s wings website and this is a tremendous help. Printed it in color and it is indispensable

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Started by cutting out the front pylon which will be replaced by a beautifully casted resin pylon once the two halves are glued:

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Did the same thing on the other side and then it was time to open the large windows which are characteristic of the G and remove some of the antenna holders, as the G has a shorter antenna than the regular chinook. From here:

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To there:

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Lots of blemishes still to take care of but you get the idea. So far I am super excited by this project, it will be huge when completed.

 

One motivational shot to conclude

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Cheers,

 

David

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On the fuel tank pods on the side I think you have to put a spacer between the two pieces recall a mention of it in another build FYI

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I know Vandy, it is in the WW build, scary step, lots of potential for screw up, we will see when we get there.

 

Cheers,

 

David

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