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KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
More work on the railings... satisfying to see it coming together nicely now that the deck looks busier.
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#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
She's looking good Paul!

I've put on the base coat today:





I guess having a bent antenna tray has basis after all!




Cheers,

Tat
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 02:01 AM GMT+7
Paul: Excellent work on the railing.

Tat: Nice progress. If I were You, I would leave the bent tray. So it is more authentic as Your picture proves

Oliver
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
Tat, your tank has a great sense of weight about it. It feels like it should weigh a lot when you pick it up. Can't "weight" to see your painting!

Also thanks guys, more railing progress today and getting near the finish of plastic. It's a great feeling to see so few parts left to attach.



KelticKnot
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
I'm on a roll!

Added a little a detail to the front of the deck in the shape of the bracket which supports the anchor arm, as well as the rivet detail around the bollard.


Apologies for the poor lighting in this shot but here is how she stands currently. All of the railing detail is complete but needs a touch up of paint, the mast and antenna are fitted (making this model extremely delicate to handle!) and a few other details painted and added. I noticed from my reference that the grey hatch at the front should actually be orange so i'll change that next.
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#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
Thanks for your comments Oliver, Paul.

Paul, those small bits sure add to the overall look of your build, keep it coming! Now that you mentioned weight -- while it looks the part, I was reminded how light it was as yesterday a strong wind blew it off my table and brought it to the floor upside down! Reminded me of those Tigers hit by Typhoons.

No major damage, just one headlamp that need to be put back.

Cheers,

Tat
Delbert
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
Howdy

Just thought I'd post a quick pic to show that I've started on this.. Here is first painted parts in black.. LOL

I'm a little disappointed in this kit, I am pretty sure it started out life as a SnapTite kit and it shows, as I can almost snap the entire thing together (see 2nd photo)





later
Delbert
windysean
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 04:18 AM GMT+7
Delbert, that just means there's more room for you to improve the kit!
As was mentioned before, it's neat to see the range of subjects in this campaign!
As for me, I'm well along on my current project, and switching to this campaign soon. See you then!
Have a happy "Black Friday"! (For those not in the US, the last Thursday of November is Thanksgiving, and since most people don't go back to work the following day, it's a crazy shopping day for Christmas presents. The crowds can get rough on particular sale items, so the term "Black Friday" was coined.)
-Sean H.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
Great to see you starting Delbert! Are you planning on adding any extras to make your build unique?

Sean, it'll be good to see you in here once you're ready to go. I don't recall you mentioning in the proposal thread what you might be building. Any hints ?

I've been busy in the last few days but started a second build.
Just joking ! That blackhawk is still in the wings though
I've decided to detail the little RIB that's carried by the lifeboat (it's classed by the RNLI as a Y-boat)
Here it is as the basic kit build:

I've added a stowage box (at least that's what it looks like to me from reference):

And scratched some TINY oars from stock plastic:

A bit of cleaning up and glueing has got me to this point :
windysean
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 04:05 PM GMT+7
I'll be jumping in with an early Chicago fire engine on a Thomas Flyer chassis. My dad and I planned this build about 30 years ago, but neither of us got too far on it. It starts with the MPC Thomas Flyer racer kit. There aren't too many prototype photos from 100 years ago, but several similar rigs that I can extrapolate from.
There's no way to finish this by Christmas for him, but definitely Fathers Day in June.
You guys are really doing well, so I intend to keep this group's momentum going soon!
Cheers,
Sean H.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 09:10 PM GMT+7
Sean, that sounds like a really interesting project and should be an excellent gift for your Dad. 😊
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 04:25 AM GMT+7


Here's the (mostly) finished Y-boat. There are a few more details I could add but it seems like enough going on in a small area. I hope you agree it improves the look of the kit part a lot
Aurora-7
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Definitely looks much better.
Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 08:27 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I hope you agree it improves the look of the kit part a lot



Paul, the boat seems really to be more "alive" now! Nice work!

Oliver
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#040
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 08:59 PM GMT+7
Looking good Paul

I've put in a bit of post-shadow. Next will be paint on the on-board tools and other bits.





Cheers,

Tat
Aurora-7
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
Add a nice amount of depth, Tat. Man, that's one heavy ambulance.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
Agreed! Looks great Tat.

I'm getting so close to completion. It's all the small five minute jobs that are building up. Decals are going on quite well but....
There is a thin film seemingly over the entire sheet of decals. I don't know if this is common but when a decal is removed from the backing paper the film curls around all over the place. On a couple of decals it has curled under so that it's visible as a silvered area. Most annoying.
I'm trying to cut the sheet close to the decals too.
windysean
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
Paul, it sounds like you're doing it right. It just tests your patience! I hope it's work out well.
Tat, the shading seems heavy at this stage, but really lends some realism. I'm sure it'll tone down with the decals and other colors.
Cheers!
-Sean H.
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#040
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 12:37 PM GMT+7
Thanks Michael, Paul, and Sean

Paul, I find that decal-curling odd, but hopefully cutting it close will help.

Sean, indeed it does look a bit heavy. Will keep that in check as I go thru the weathering work.

Cheers,

Tat
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 09:48 PM GMT+7
Good news guys, i've finished decals and most of the little odd jobs. One or two touch ups and a couple of coats of clear and i think she's done.
Sadly no more modelling time till next week as the in-laws are coming for the weekend

KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:58 PM GMT+7
Finally complete ! The last few stages seemed to take forever.
But i'm pretty pleased with the final result. Very little weathering but i think the quality of the kit speaks for itself. Highly recommended for aquatic fans.








Now to get started on the next entry! I've only left a little over two months for this one.

Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 01:01 AM GMT+7
Paul, fantastic model, You built there. Congratulation to this one. I really like it , and I am curious about Your next project!

Oliver
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:42 AM GMT+7
Many thanks Oliver
Luckily you dont have to wait long as i have had a burst of enthusiasm over starting a new kit

This is me trying to eyeball the size of the stretcher carousel for the Medevac bay.

I'm using a sandwich of two thick pieces of evergreen with a thin piece in the middle. You'll see why in the following shots. (actually i think i made this a little too thin but i'm going with it now)


So i cut out some basic shapes in the two thick pieces...


And sandwiched them together with cement....


Stuck on a few panels using adhesive foil and drilled out a few holes. After a coat of primer it looks like this.


I should point out immediately that i am aware of Floyd Werner's excellent conversion for this very subject but it's near Christmas and my budget demands that i do the work myself.
KelticKnot
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:49 AM GMT+7
Oh, credit must also go to Gino Quintiliani for his great walkaround photos too
http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/gino_quintiliani/uh-60a_med_walk.htm
Aurora-7
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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Fine looking boat, Paul!

And glad to see another Sikorsky in the Campaign (I live in the town where they build the real ones).

Waiting for the Christmas break to really dive into mine.