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drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 01:14 AM UTC

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cockpit work getting done on the A-Star




That cockpit looks awesome!
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 05:02 PM UTC

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cockpit work getting done on the A-Star




That cockpit looks awesome!



thanks, I got a lot done on it this last weekend and even started painting but now have a family reunion this next week so grandkids will be using my time up for that week, be back after that folks.
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015 - 08:50 PM UTC
more work on the SW-4, I have to say that although this is not a real common helo at least to me, Aero Plast have done an outstanding job of engineering, it fits so perfectly and is so well molded. It is hard to see the mold lines on the parts, just a joy to build.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Doug, that is a clean build on your SW-4:
I finally started the UH-34:








DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 12:07 AM UTC
looking good Bob, glad to see you get started, seems like that is the hardest part right just getting started.
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 12:44 AM UTC
Hi everybody, I just looked over my shelf and found this H-19 from Italeri. So I am happy to be in with this kit in 1/72.


By the way, I want to build this kit with the ordinary landing gear. Does anybody know, if this kit contains all necessary parts? Or has anybody good photos of the landing gear?

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Yippee, a few aftermarket pieces have arived in the postoffice.

And the CH-53 is ready for airbrushing the interior.

I'll post some pictures when ready
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 04:49 AM UTC

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Hi everybody, I just looked over my shelf and found this H-19 from Italeri. So I am happy to be in with this kit in 1/72.


By the way, I want to build this kit with the ordinary landing gear. Does anybody know, if this kit contains all necessary parts? Or has anybody good photos of the landing gear?

Oliver

the kit you have there does have the non float gear as well as the float gear so you should have no trouble at all with that.

Doug

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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 05:26 AM UTC
@Oliver: I am excited to see your H19 build.

@Drabslab: I am ready to see more CH-53 photos.

@Doug: we all need a build with no vices in between those that make us pull our hair out (in my case if I had any )

Bob
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 07:35 PM UTC
@Doug: Thank You very much Doug. So I can leave the float gear aside and I will change this into the fixed gear version easily!

@Bob: Build will start hopefully next week, if the additional PE parts will arive. So I got some time for literature research. I found this one on Youtube. Probably it is well known, but it was new to me. Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/M5i2XRweAvE

A very useful walk around!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 06:02 AM UTC
Oliver, thanks for the video I enjoyed viewing it.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:39 PM UTC
back to the A-Star, painting started.


it will be a navy bird from Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 07:29 AM UTC
clear gloss coat and decals

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 07:32 AM UTC
Doug nice job on the paint. How did you accomplish it?

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 06:34 PM UTC

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Doug nice job on the paint. How did you accomplish it?

Bob



Hey Bob
I use Tamiya paint in an old Pashe single action airbrush, with Johnson Floor polish as a clear gloss coat, the only enamels I use will be on the final dull coat and that will be Testors dull coat. I will do an oil paint wash with Windsor Newton burnt umber and black mixed thined with a trupintine substitute called Turpinoid, it is very mild and wont hurt the paint.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 08:11 PM UTC
Doug, do you spray the floor wax straight or dilute?

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Doug, do you spray the floor wax straight or dilute?

Bob



no need to thin it to spray goes right into the air brush.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 10:28 PM UTC
Hobby Boss 1/72 Kamov Ka-29 Helix-B

Hi everyone,

First of all, Doug, that A-Star looks great, and so fast, very good work.

I got a start on my entry, the HobbyBoss Ka-29, awesome, funny looking helicopter. I have the the PE kit from Part out of Poland which is meant for the Italeri kit but I'm sure it will make due with a little creativity. I personally have a serious problem with AMS so I have set clear rules for myself, I am not allowed to completely remove molded detail and only add representative shapes and details to improve overall detail. Im going to open up some doors on the helo because they are very strange and will look funny opened up.

Traditional start entry photo and very inspirational photo of the Kamov


The kit had a lot of ejector pin marks, if I hadn't opened the doors I would not have had to deal with them. Overall this kit's fit and engineering is excellent, I believe I could build it clean OOB in only a few hours. The parts fit together in a way that hides seam lines and ejector pin marks, very clever.

Opening the aft port hatch and building some simple interior details:


Opening the forward starboard hatch only half way and detailing the cockpit bulkhead and interior:


Next up will be cockpit which will require considerable changes because of the PE mash up.

I'm excited to see some of the other helicopter take flight,

Thanks for looking,
Bryan
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Bryan welcome aboard and great start on the Helix, I have built that kit and it goes together very nice. Detail looks great so far.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Bryan, that is an interesting chopper and your progress has been giving me ideas.

A little more progress on my UH-34:





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It seems that photobucket has scrambled my photos and these may not appear in order.

Bob
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC
Bryan and Bob: Very nice progress, indeed!

Sorry for being slow, but this weekend is awfully hot for a mid- european! So modeling desk will see me hopefully at the beginning of next week . Meanwhile etched parts and some masks from arrived!

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 07:45 PM UTC
Bob thats is very good progress on your H-34, can't wait to see your paint scheme come together.
Doug
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 07:46 PM UTC
Astar is done


DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 07:47 PM UTC
close up shots


Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 08:50 PM UTC
WELL DONE! Doug, I can only hope to even come close to your finish. Love the paint and the subtle weathering on your SW-4.

Bob