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chriswil42

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Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« on: October 09, 2020, 04:02:44 PM »
This model when it came out in the mid 1970s cost £12.  I was at college at the time when a  week's lodgings was £10, so I didn't buy it. Luckily back in 2009 I was able to buy it second hand at a show for £12; didn't think twice.
Anyway now about to begin building it. The parts are all very clean so should be a joy to build.
Chris

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 04:12:12 PM »
This model when it came out in the mid 1970s cost £12.  I was at college at the time when a  week's lodgings was £10, so I didn't buy it. Luckily back in 2009 I was able to buy it second hand at a show for £12; didn't think twice.
Anyway now about to begin building it. The parts are all very clean so should be a joy to build.
My lodgings - in London, were £6.00 per week, full board as well, cooked breakfast and superb evening meal.
That was the very early 1970's though.
You could get 4 gallons of petrol for £1.00. I had a minivan and could get From London - Bath for a couple of quid.
Too much , time to do some more modelling.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2020, 05:28:28 PM »
As we're reminising, my first wage in the 70s was £8. After stoppages and tax I took £5 home, £1 board, £1 savings and drunk all weekend on the rest. Which explains a lot now!!!
This is going to be a beast of a machine when completed, looking forward to seeing it completed.

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 05:41:42 PM »
£2 17s 6p in the very early 60's Could go out for the night and get
drunk on a 10bob note!

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 06:16:33 PM »
Couldn’t tell you what my first wage was, but it was NAAFI in Germany, anyway always fancied these helicopters from  Fujimi, looking forward to this build.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2020, 02:15:06 PM »
Those were the days!
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2020, 06:17:28 PM »
I was down'T T'Lead mines at the age O fhour. Ardest T'game in'tworld...
Looking forward to the Sea Stallion Chris.
Andy.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2020, 08:45:44 PM »
I was down'T T'Lead mines at the age O fhour. Ardest T'game in'tworld...
Looking forward to the Sea Stallion Chris.
Andy.
How hard can it be?
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 02:20:45 PM »
At sea a tot of spirits was 1d  in old money and when it went up to 2d a tot one of the engineering officers said he would not pay this exorbitant price and would go tea total - that lasted for about 2 days !!!!!!  The good old days - hohohohoho

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 03:53:17 PM »
Main fuselage halves with the windows in. The mouldings are very good - almost a shame to build and paint them.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 02:25:21 PM »
Cockpit assembly completed. There are a pair of figures for pilots but they are a tight fit so I may leave them out.
There were some gaps apparent when the engine nacelles were assembled which needed filling.
Chris

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2020, 02:42:02 PM »
Main fuselage assembled. Main wheel sponsons assembled.
Rotor hub fits well together with pretty good detail.
Chris

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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 03:03:42 PM »
So fare so good,
Andy.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2020, 12:57:35 PM »
Build complete. Mouldings good with a small amount of flash. Some filling required on the top and bottom fuselage joins and engine nacelles. Now to get ready for painting. It went together pretty well.
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Re: Fujimi RH-53D Sea Stallion
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2020, 01:20:21 PM »
Masking and painting, what joy.
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