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Air Hockey Propellers

1/72 UH-1C Iroquis from Italeri

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Hello again,

 

I'd like to participate with this other Huey I'm making.

 

Being an Italeri, my expectations weren't too high (my expectations from my own skills aren't high either). But...

 

Good things of the kit

 

The clear parts were thick and shiny enough not to need polishing.

Clears parts fitted perfectly except for a few inconsecuential gaps.

The main halves of the fuselage fitted perfectly, along with all major parts.

 

Bad things:

Having the doors closed would've required too much work, unnecessarily.

A lot of guesswork to fit the rocket launchers. 

Exhaust piece was a total nightmare because it didn't have anywhere to hold to if you wanted it in the correct position.

The building manual was WRONG in the installation of the control stick and I had glued them with CA.

 

So anybody else who has built or who's building a 1/72 Italeri UH-1 single engine Iroquois, could you please drop a line saying if you had the same problems as I did?

 

Anywho, onto the WIP:

 

Front of box exclusive for Japanese market.

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Sprue shot

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My philosophy is to glue first, then paint bcz 1) glue doesn't work well with paint; 2) touching/holding painted parts is bad for the paint; 3) you'll need to repaint them anyway.

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Doing other stuff while the grey paint dries...

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Note how the grip of the control sticks fold forward, just as the manual suggests.

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But the manual was wrong and I wan't happy about that.

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Consequently, a less than desirable look to the base of the control stick. 

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An example of how well the clear parts fit.

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So far so good.

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This was after a lot of headaches with installing the rocket launchers and the exhaust pipe, that I had to fix after taking this photo.

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I would've liked to finish it today  but I'm tired of the problems it gave me and wanna take a break, watch a movie with helicopters or something : P

 

And I know what you're about to say, there's blitzbuild GB and yes, I'm on my way there, too!

 

 

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Coming together fast!

 

I'm building a UH-1D and haven't had those same issues but might be a different origin to the kit than your one. Maybe the parts design is different on mine.

 

Hope you get back to it soon.


Dermot

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Thank you guys.

 

It wasn't without effort.

 

Here is an update of yesterday:

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I haven't put up the RFI yet because I bought decal sealer/setter, flat top coat, and gloves.

 

I'll get back to it when I'm in the right mind set as I upgrade my skill level.

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On 16/9/2016 at 8:43 PM, Dermo245 said:

Coming together fast!

 

I'm building a UH-1D and haven't had those same issues but might be a different origin to the kit than your one. Maybe the parts design is different on mine.

 

Hope you get back to it soon.


Dermot

 

Hmmm, the UH-1D is the limousine version. But anyway. I gave up on Italeri already.

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