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HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35 DONE!!


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Thanks Jeff- appreciate that!

Hi Tim- I was mistaken- I used the HIQ Parts Mirage Green Seal on the disco light. Although the name implies that it is “green”, it’s still iridescent, and flips between gold and red mostly.

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I used the SMS film for the large lens of the FLIR. The SMS film is sensitive to the background color you apply it over. In this case, I masked and shot the lens background black on the FLIR, then applied the SMS film over that-

the black patches at the top of the FLIR turret are carbon fiber decals, cut so that the strata on the decal were horizontal to represent the Louvers that Kitty Hawk missed-

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hope that makes sense-

 

Pete

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4 hours ago, dodgem37 said:

Good show.  Disco light is the bane of many a helicopter build.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


so true! I made several until I had one that I felt was good enough.

The Zactomodels one worked out great- it is a multi-piece affair of resin and photo etch that builds up very easily. 
 

cheers

 

Pete

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21 minutes ago, Pete Fleischmann said:

Yep! That’s it! And that is the vendor I used. Super nice folks with a store in Daytona Beach. Every time I order from them they send me a personal email of thanks.

 

cheers

 

Pete

 

Agreed. I have ordered from them before and checked my account this morning.  Low and behold, I did order two (2) of the SMS sheets back in August. As a matter of frequency...I forgot all about them. So, I placed another order with them for hard(er) to find supplies. I have heard good things about the SMS paints which are much like the MRP series....only made in Oz.

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5 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

I have heard good things about the SMS paints which are much like the MRP series....only made in Oz.

 

They are pretty good, and Scott is expanding the range all the time. They're not as thin as MRP though, and definitely benefit from some extra thinning for airbrushing.

 

Kev

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48 minutes ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

They are pretty good, and Scott is expanding the range all the time. They're not as thin as MRP though, and definitely benefit from some extra thinning for airbrushing.

 

Kev

 

Thanks for the tip...I'll make certain to experiment before using. Without further hijacking this amazing thread, do the SMS paints cover better than the MRP?

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Hey all-

the very fiddley right/aft countermeasures are up-

I added a few Archer rivets to the boxes, decals, and power cords and connectors.

a little grain to the paint here and there that I’m just noticing..hmm. Might need stronger cheaters!

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cheers

 

Pete

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13 minutes ago, Uncarina said:

Those raised rivets are a tremendous game changer Pete! This is a remarkable build in every respect. I’m learning a lot here.

 

Cheers,  Tom

Thanks Tom-

woody is a genius- I am blown away by how good his rivets are. Super easy to apply, extremely rugged..they are the best.

 

cheers

 

Pete

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53 minutes ago, scvrobeson said:

It's just too good at this point.  You could tell me it's a real Pavehawk, and I'd believe you completely.

 

 

 

Matt 

Thanks Matt-

This one has certainly forced me to learn some new techniques and use some new materials- it’s been fun! Growth is good..but I’m sure more challenges are coming-  all good!

 

cheers

 

Pete

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