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22 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Brass barrels, combined with the CMK resin body should look stellar 

That's the way I'm leaning towards. Just heard from the shop in Vancouver that the Special Hobby AH-1 is in and mine ships to me Monday. 

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$73 CAD plus shipping. 

 

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9 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Trying to figure out an option for the ICM AH-1 kit. I've got the kit one,  Aber in brass, CMK in resin. 

I would go for brass barrels, as I like to burnish it. It looks way better than painted.

Cheers Rob

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12 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Trying to figure out an option for the ICM AH-1 kit. I've got the kit one,  Aber in brass, CMK in resin. 

This is what's in the Special Hobby boxing. Good enough for me, with maybe a bit of drilling out the barrels. Yours look big on the pic compared to the tools, but maybe this is only optical illusion.

Cheers Rob

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4 hours ago, DocRob said:

This is what's in the Special Hobby boxing. Good enough for me, with maybe a bit of drilling out the barrels. Yours look big on the pic compared to the tools, but maybe this is only optical illusion.

Cheers Rob

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Thanks Rob! Those are for the nose turret. They look very nice indeed. The barrel I'm looking to replace is for the ICM late version and is mounted on the port wing pylon. This is how the one in the kit looks. 

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I'm thinking of starting my Bronco a34 Comet next as I want to build it as a 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry unit as a great uncle served with them through northern Holland and Germany. I'd like to try a diorama and I found this picture as inspiration

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So, my question is, has anyone built or cast eyes upon this kit?

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It looks like it would be close enough to the bridge in the picture to pass muster, certainly to my eyes, but I just wondered if anyone had used it and had any comments. Thanks.

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Right, I'm calling this one done. Just a quick (by my standards!) OOB build of a kit I got as a present. Overall pretty happy with it as the first helo I've built since the Airfix 1/72 Gazelle as a kid. Goes together well and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the decals.

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Plan was to do the NMF P47 next but as the post above indicates I may be distracted by the diorama idea! 😁

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16 hours ago, GusMac said:

Right, I'm calling this one done. Just a quick (by my standards!) OOB build of a kit I got as a present. Overall pretty happy with it as the first helo I've built since the Airfix 1/72 Gazelle as a kid. Goes together well and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dec! 😁

Looks great Gus, never done a helo in my life…..

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16 hours ago, GusMac said:

Right, I'm calling this one done. Just a quick (by my standards!) OOB build of a kit I got as a present. Overall pretty happy with it as the first helo I've built since the Airfix 1/72 Gazelle as a kid. Goes together well and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the decals.

Very nice build and paintjob Gus, you are one helo ahead of me, as I built the Gazelle too, when I was young :D. There are so many interesting helicopters, but I can't motivate myself doing one. A tasty oob approach like yours raises the urge quite a bit and lately I bought the Special Hobby Cobra in 32 scale...

Cheers Rob

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Thanks fellas. I'm not sure I'd have thought of a helo if I hadn't got it as a present from my wife's sister and her partner. The Huey is good in that the simple rotor means it doesn't take up too much room in the cabinet. I think anything with 3 or 4 blades would have to be done with them folded or take up a huge amount of room. Hate to think how much space that Tarhe would eat up. 😄

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On 3/18/2022 at 8:39 AM, smitty44 said:

Well, not on the bench anymore, but from the archives. Saw one for $199 the other day. Looks right nice I might say.

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I wanted to build that kit. Your efforts resulted in a beautiful model. Well done.

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On 3/18/2022 at 11:39 PM, smitty44 said:

Well, not on the bench anymore, but from the archives. Saw one for $199 the other day. Looks right nice I might say.

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That's a fine job, Smitty!

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On 3/9/2022 at 4:28 PM, GusMac said:

Right, I'm calling this one done. Just a quick (by my standards!) OOB build of a kit I got as a present. Overall pretty happy with it as the first helo I've built since the Airfix 1/72 Gazelle as a kid. Goes together well and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the decals.

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Plan was to do the NMF P47 next but as the post above indicates I may be distracted by the diorama idea! 😁

Gus

One good looking Huey.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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1 hour ago, GusMac said:

Thanks Peter. Almost feel ashamed posting it when we can all see the work Oliver is doing on his Wessex! 😄

Yeah, tell me about it.....harv 

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I've been working on this; A Takom Skoda 30.5 M1916 Howitzer.An interesting kit, the

most frustrating part is the little knobby things on the barrel assembly. They were very

difficult to glue on, not to mention separating from the sprue. I used a grease pencil or China marker to pick them up and place them on the model. A couple of them broke off

after assembly but, miraculously, I was able to find them and glue them back on! Anyway,

here are some pictures of parts of the model in primer coat.

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On 3/21/2022 at 5:44 PM, GusMac said:

Thanks Peter. Almost feel ashamed posting it when we can all see the work Oliver is doing on his Wessex! 😄

Seriously? I think your your model looks great! That Wessex is way beyond in comparison

That the average modeler, or Super skilled modeler can achieve! ...I mean, that build is

spooky in its excellence! How can you possibly be ashamed! Your work

Is great!. I'd love to build a big Huey by the way. I know Hobby Boss

has that big 1/18 Huey, but I'm still hoping for that big 1/18 Brewster Buffalo.

One can hope....I mean won't they release that soon?

 

 

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