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Modelling Projects / MPM's Sikorsky R4B
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:44:33 PM »
Started this a few days ago. A bit of cleaning up to be done - quite a bit of flash.

General Discussion / Linka - anyone remember this?
« on: August 31, 2020, 03:10:57 PM »
Going through the garage I came across the Linka sets I bought back around 1980. Thought I'd bring them into use.
Does anyone remember Linka?

Modelling Projects / Mil Mi1 ambulance
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:48:36 PM »
This is an Amodel kit in 1/72nd I started last week. Someone did suggest I posted more as I progress!
Anyway like a lot of models from this manufacturer there is quite a bit of flash to remove. Interestingly the larger kits seem to have less - maybe it's a relative thing.
One photo shows the fuselage halves ( cockpit inserted ) with one or two assemblies. The other shows what it is expected to look like.

Modelling Projects / Italeri H-21C Shawnee
« on: August 24, 2020, 04:33:56 PM »
Just to keep Tony up to date. Here is one I started a couple of weeks ago.
Internals done and some subassemblies built. 1/72nd scale.
Colour scheme will be for Vietnam 1963.

Modelling Projects / Bell UH-1F
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:16:27 PM »
This is the Italeri kit in 1/72nd scale. Colour scheme is for Vietnam 1966.
All airbrushed with mr hobby paints apart from the underside which is Halfords Fiat white.
Built straight out of the box and went together quite well.

Modelling Projects / Whirlybird's HCC.12 Whirlwind Queen's flight
« on: August 05, 2020, 02:37:05 PM »
My latest project. Mainly resin parts with a quite a few bits of brass. So I think I will have plenty to do.

Modelling Projects / Mil Mi28N Night Hunter
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:03:51 PM »
This is the Revell kit in 1/72nd scale. Built straight out of the box which went together pretty well. Main colors airbrushed with Mr Hobby paints numbers 422 (green) and 336 (hemp). Used photo references from Photosniper publication Mi-28 Night Hunter and the others.

General Discussion / Mr Hobby paints for Tony
« on: June 22, 2020, 10:47:29 AM »
I find the mr hobby paints very good particularly for airbrushing. I usually do at least two coats for coverage.
As the paints still mix a little when dry - this good for coats of the same colour - but when a colour change is required I have to put a coat of polish between the different colours.
Also I have found the odd shade difference between the mr color and aqueous hobby paints with the same number.
Also there are some colours in the mr color range which do not feature in the aqueous hobby range.

That'll do for starters.

Modelling Projects / Vietnam OH-6A
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:11:45 PM »
This one I am intending to put in a small diorama. Yes both Martin and Dave got me fired up with dioramas. The kit is the Italeri 1/72nd kit. I have already cut the doors out of the starboard side and filled the hinges on the port side. The aircraft in Vietnam were flown without doors. I have a couple of figures to put in but the crew chief is a little big (or chopper too small) so I'll have to decide how to attack that problem. PSP acquired and I need to make some sandbags for a revetment.
This project could be a little slow.

Modelling Projects / Italian EH101
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:54:16 PM »
My latest finished helicopter. The Italeri 1/72nd Italian EH101 built straight out of the box. The kit has the option for a folder tail and rotors. If you don't want to do that option it was a bit tricky to do it not folded and get the tail straight.
Finished with mr color paints and then varnished.

Modelling Projects / Fujimi Sea Knight
« on: June 02, 2020, 02:50:09 PM »
This I have just finished. It's a Fujimi HH-46A Sea Knight 1/72nd scale. This kit went together very well. Just one issue  - the photograph on the box lid does not match what is inside. Added the searchlight underneath and the angled box  (some sort of chute ejection system) on the port side. This was all airbrushed using Mr Hobby paints with a small amount of brush work.

Modelling Projects / VH-60N presidential helicopter
« on: May 13, 2020, 03:06:34 PM »
Just opened the box for this conversion kit. It is a Hawkeye Models conversion for which I am using a Hasegawa Blackhawk as the donor aircraft - 1/72nd scale.
Onward and upward!

Modelling Projects / Mil Mi8 PPA
« on: April 20, 2020, 03:31:46 PM »
This is work in progress. This is a Ciro kit which is the Kopro kit with addional resin and brass parts. The helicopter is an ECM variant of the Mil Mi8 flown by the Czech republic. Basic kit needs a bit of work - done a couple of these previously.

Modelling Projects / USMC MV22B Osprey
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:07:36 PM »
Here is the Revell kit almost complete. It went together very nicely. As I got to the current stage I realised there were errors (excluding the ones in the instruction sheets). It has taken me three attempts at the canopy masking. I realised the canopy was from the prototype Osprey. Maybe Revell used the same moulds as the original Italeri kit. Ho hum...
Other small errors include the glazing in the nose as well as the rwr detectors on the nose and rear of the aircraft missing. The aerials on the roof have been corrected. Just getting around to the fuselage strakes behind the cockpit now...


Modelling Projects / RAF Bell 412 Griffin
« on: April 10, 2020, 11:42:51 AM »
Just finished. This was the model I started at the play day at the beginning of March.

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