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1/35 KH MH-60L "Super 63"


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Finally got a little more work done. It's just about ready for the primer Tonight I  spent about 2 hours scratchbuilding the T/R de-ice ring and wires. For the ring, I used a scrap piece of styrene and sanded it into a round circle. I then made 4 starter holes in the ring with a #77 bit followed up with a #75 bit. I made the wiring by using .020 lead wire and glued them on.
Just a little detail KH missed, so being a ex crew chief, I put in on there. (My SMEAMS was kicking in!)

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Tim

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Hello Tim,

I  read through your Build and your scratch building  along the way is  exceptionally  good.

Loved the African dust  to give that Somalian desert look inside.

Airscale IP looking great.

AWESOME build (on par with Pig's :wub:}.

Beautiful  NEAT  workmanship all the way.

Really SUPERB  work. 

:wow:  :thumbsup: :clap2:  :bow:

 

{ the only reason I am so late to your build is because I

was distracted by Pig's awesome helicopter  build .so sorry}

:wicked:

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3 hours ago, Pete Fleischmann said:

Hi Tim-

looking great! Will follow your lead when I get to the tail rotor! Thanks!

question for you- where do the tail rotor blades pivot? I need to throw a lot of pitch into my tail rotor blades for the hover-

 

cheers

Pete

Pete, the blades get their twist from the T/R pitch beam. The blades are elastomeric and twist when the pitch beam moves the PC links up or down. 

The retention plates stay flat, they do not twist. Only the blades.

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HTH!

 

Tim

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  • 1 year later...
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After a long break on Super 63, I decided to get back working on it. 

Honestly, i just lost my mojo and needed to take a break seeing I am working on multiple builds.

So anyways, I finally was able to start laying down paint on the small pieces such as the cargo doors.

They were painted with Vallejo NATO black which looks like the black the 160th helos use.

Along with that, the airframe is ready for the primer stage after I cover up the openings with foam. 

I bought a light booth setup, so hopefully the pics start to turn out better.

The cargo doors are weathered, but still need a gloss coat and decals. The door seals were painted with Tamiya Sky Grey.

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And the airframe in the new light booth 

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Chow for now!

 

Tim

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1 hour ago, shark64 said:

Looking good. Please take your time. Modeling is never a race to the finish.

Thanks Oliver!

I've been working on this for a better part of 3 years I think.

Wanting to get it done for a contest at the end of the month, so fingers crossed it gets finished!

 

Tim

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  • 7 months later...

Tim,

That's it? I was hoping to see more photos... from the photos you posted on my build, I know you have made some significant progress. It is interesting to see how you and Pete attacked some challenges of this kit. Zorro

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16 hours ago, Zorro said:

Tim,

That's it? I was hoping to see more photos... from the photos you posted on my build, I know you have made some significant progress. It is interesting to see how you and Pete attacked some challenges of this kit. Zorro

Zorro, I cut my hand pretty bad at work back in April and my index finger is still not back to normal.

(I severed 1 of 2 nerves when it happened).

I'm hoping I can start again real soon.

 

Tim

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