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#61 Wrlss911Pro

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:40 AM

A little touch up then PFM and decals.7CA8E676-CCEC-42D6-83DD-FCB6158400CF_zps

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Just a little light on the paint on the nose.



#62 Wrlss911Pro

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 02:45 AM

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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Posted 11 December 2015 - 05:27 PM

couple little error to point out to you  The cargo hook is installed backwards, and the flir housing on the nose is upside down.  It needs to go on the bottom side of the nose with the turret facing up.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:30 AM

couple little error to point out to you  The cargo hook is installed backwards, and the flir housing on the nose is upside down.  It needs to go on the bottom side of the nose with the turret facing up.

Thanks Erick. ID 10T error with the destructions. I fixed the FLIR pod position, but it seems there are multiple turrets based on photo references and this one is mounted pod down on the chin.As to the hook, well it is going to stay the way it is.  There is already a boat load of scratch and modding there and I am not going to yank it out at this point. 

 

You did save me a lot hassle with the FLIR pod though.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:38 AM

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

 

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and unweighted

 

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wheel links.



#66 Wrlss911Pro

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 12:58 AM

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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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:50 PM

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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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

Don’t the Navy ones have the rear wheel in a different place?
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

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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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:10 PM

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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Edited by Wrlss911Pro, 08 March 2018 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:57 AM

Looks pretty damn good to me.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:58 PM

Here it is after final mask removal, paint and weathering. I am going to do no more to it.

 

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