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russ c

Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw, RLAF/Air America,

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Hi Everyone,

 Thought I`d share some pic`s of my latest addition to my collection of `Secret War in Laos` collection

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My second attempt at Gallery Models 1/48, H-34 Choctaw kit

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Finished in the markings of the Royal Laos Air Force, but based at Udorn Thailand and partly operated by Air America during the `Secret War`

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Built mostly from the box contents, the only differences being, pipes/cables for the winch, brake pipes and, antenna fit, which were sourced from the spares box or carved out of a bit of clothes peg.

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Improved the kit a bit by removing the plastic from behind the etched mesh parts, to give a see through look

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Decals were sourced from the spares stash and some from the kit

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Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking

Cheers Russ.

PS, if anybodies interested in the subject I`ll be gradually replacing the PB images in previous posts as I get time.

 

 

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That's perfect

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2 hours ago, russ c said:

PS, if anybodies interested in the subject I`ll be gradually replacing the PB images in previous posts as I get time.

It's a subject I love! Very nice rendition of this piece of history! I would like to do a similar subject in Italian style! ;)

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Another beautifully finished model Russ and in a scheme I don't remember seeing before! Are you still brush painting these? Even more remarkable if you are!

 

Keith

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When I saw the first photograph, I thought it was a reference shot of the real thing :o!

 

Sublime paintwork Russ, a stunning model. The backdrop and photographs are great too.

 

:goodjob: 

TonyT

 

PS: Yes, restore the pictures slowly, we're definitely interested ;).

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3 hours ago, keefr22 said:

Another beautifully finished model Russ and in a scheme I don't remember seeing before! Are you still brush painting these? Even more remarkable if you are!

 

Keith

Yeah, `fraid so Keith, I`ve still not got the hang of the Airbrush. :weep:  Can`t beat them for blowing sanding dust out of partially finished builds though :whistle:

 

Thanks to everyone for your positive feedback and likes, appreciated

 

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If i could paint half as well with a brush as you can Russ, my airbrushes would soon see the inside of the bin! I have no clue how you get such brilliant weathered finishes with hairy sticks!! 

 

keith

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Another great subject, Russ. Like at least one other co-respondent, I did a double-take with the first photo thinking it was a reference shot of the actual subject !.

 

Great, great work and a real inspiration to me right now since current domestic circumstances dictate my use of hairy sticks rather than my trusty airbrush.

 

Keep up the good work

 

Mark

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Russ ... quick question ? I need one of these H-34 choctaw's for a future project. I see you used a Gallery kit. Is that only in 1/48th ? Theres an aftermarket resin replacement for the parts i would need in 1/72. I may go with 1/48th and use the A/M pieces for measurements to make what i need. Just curious if they do it in 1/72nd ? In case you're curious i will be making an S-58T that lives near me and is used for heavy lift/cargo in the midwest.

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Very tasty indeed :clap2:

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1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Russ ... quick question ? I need one of these H-34 choctaw's for a future project. I see you used a Gallery kit. Is that only in 1/48th ? Theres an aftermarket resin replacement for the parts i would need in 1/72. I may go with 1/48th and use the A/M pieces for measurements to make what i need. Just curious if they do it in 1/72nd ? In case you're curious i will be making an S-58T that lives near me and is used for heavy lift/cargo in the midwest.

Hi `C`,  Gallery Models is of Trumpeter/HobbyBoss origin, I believe that HobbyBoss did ( or do ) a 1/72nd H-34 kit. I don`t know how similar they are in quality though.

Hope this helps.

Hope you liked the build ?

Cheers Russ

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Yes its a very good build. I enjoyed the way the helicopter looked very much. Thats why i asked for your input. Thanks for the help👍. 

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Very nice Choctaw Russ, like like like

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11 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Russ ... quick question ? I need one of these H-34 choctaw's for a future project. I see you used a Gallery kit. Is that only in 1/48th ? Theres an aftermarket resin replacement for the parts i would need in 1/72. I may go with 1/48th and use the A/M pieces for measurements to make what i need. Just curious if they do it in 1/72nd ? In case you're curious i will be making an S-58T that lives near me and is used for heavy lift/cargo in the midwest.

In 1/72 there is also one from Italeri (uh-34j), so as in the larger scale (1/48) in an intriguing "all gloss orange" version!

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Hello Russ,

Job well done. The SH-34 and the Westland Wessex are my favorite subject.

Also my compliments for the photographie.

Regards, Orion / The Netherlands.

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Wow, what a stunner.  A bigger WOW in that you use a hairy stick to get these results!!!

 

Another great piece of work.

 

Phil

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