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Pete Fleischmann

HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35

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On 4/17/2020 at 10:43 AM, Pete Fleischmann said:

Hey all,

got just about all of the clutter positioned on the back bulkhead- now I can start moving towards the front of the cabin-

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I realize that that these photos tend to all look the same..the progress is slow but steady. Much of my time at the bench is spent thinking..and moving bits of gear around until the arrangement looks believable.

 

cheers

 

Pete

 

No words my friend.

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Hey Pete, maybe I missed it but how did you make those snap links used in the aft cabin and what did you use for paint to replicate that blue / red finish?

 

Great stuff here, looking forward to more details.   At some point, I plan on building one of these as just a standard UH-60L from OIF, just gotta scrounge up a set of intake dust filters.  I'll be using your build as a reference (as I'm sure a lot of people will be). 

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On 4/25/2020 at 10:06 AM, John1 said:

Hey Pete, maybe I missed it but how did you make those snap links used in the aft cabin and what did you use for paint to replicate that blue / red finish?

 

Great stuff here, looking forward to more details.   At some point, I plan on building one of these as just a standard UH-60L from OIF, just gotta scrounge up a set of intake dust filters.  I'll be using your build as a reference (as I'm sure a lot of people will be). 

 

Hi John,

the carabiners were pretty easy- I took some .025 lead wire, and wrapped it around a half-round section of Evergreen rod. Wrap it around and around like a spring, and then push the wraps up against each other while still on the rod. Then take a blade and slice through the wire wrap longitudinally along the rod on the flat side of the rod. A carabiner for each loop around the rod will magically fall away..

they were anodized by painting them with clear Tamiya orange, blue, and red. I left some bare metal as well-

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HTH!

 

Pete

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Hey all-

been in fiddly- hell with the gunners seats. Like so many parts of this kit, they are simply more complicated than they need to be.

I felt the need to add epoxy seat cushions, backs, and aft pockets. The piping around the seat cushions is lead wire; pushed into the epoxy putty before it set up.

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you’ve seen the lead foil harness- here they are with paint. I am not looking forward to hanging them from the ceiling- the trick will be getting the yet to be installed diagonal legs to touch the floor—

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cheers

Pete

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Pete-

 

I wish I could post more; so many builds here on LSP are worthy of it. I don't have the time to read all the things I want to see here, much less post.

 

But your builds, and this one in particular, are pretty damn cool. 

 

This one means a lot to me. I've had plans of doing a similar build for years, as it is a subject that holds some significance for me. Reality says that probably wont' happen, so I'm very much enjoying this. Please keep it up! I'm really looling forward to seeing this one play out.

 

Cheers,

 

jp 

 

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Thanks JP and all-

appreciate the time to comment with encouraging words- means a lot!

 

minor detail that took all day- I’ve only rigged one bi-plane..huge respect for you guys that do that all the time. This was simple by comparison, but proved to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.

 

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the back board is a resin item from Deff Model. The steel cable is 0.3mm from Anyz.

cheers,

Pete

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