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russ c

DHC RU-6A Beaver, 146th Radio Research Co`, Vietnam

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Hi everyone, just put the finishing touches on my attempt at Hobbycrafts 1/48 Beaver, which I hope you don`t mind me sharing

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Finished to represent a RU-6A Beaver of the 146th Radio Research Company, Army Security Agency, US Army, Vietnam

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Which were used to monitor North Vietnamese Radio Traffic and Intelligence Gathering

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I had to do on of these to compliment my RU-1A Otter I did a little while back that you may remember

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Apart from the obvious aerials and dipoles, made a few improvements the the base kit, including: brake pipes, steps on the undercarriage legs, embellished the kit steps on the fuselage........

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...made a new exhaust and wiring harness on the engine

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Markings came: some from the decal stash and some handpainting

Finally a shot of it with its bigger RU-1A Otter brother...

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Hope you enjoy, Thanks for looking

Cheers Russ

PS I`ve done some new shots of the Otter now I`ve added the missing centre pillar on the windscreen and thanks to Larry for providing the kit

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Great stuff as usual, a rare bird and model :clap2:

 

Gotta convince my dad finally to do an Austrian version, kit and decals would be at home.

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Nice Russ. A nice build. I love the Beaver. I have two (1/72) in the pile awaiting my time and concentration ;)

 

Martin

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Quite a rare beast to see here .NIce work in this model too Like to see the Otter next.  

Must dust down my Built floatplane on its watery base some time. to check out its condition.

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3 hours ago, spfparker said:

Nice

 

Hobbycraft Beavers seem to be hard to come by - been looking for a floatplane version for ages..

Thanks `SP`, Yeah they`re not as common as they used to be, mine came from Florida USA I was lucky to find someone who swapped it for a Tarangus Safir I couldn`t use.

I`m looking out for two more, one to do as a French Indochina bird and another to do in Laos markings. 

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43 minutes ago, Paul J said:

Quite a rare beast to see here .NIce work in this model too Like to see the Otter next.  

Must dust down my Built floatplane on its watery base some time. to check out its condition.

Cheers Paul, re the Otter: if you click on either the `US Army` or `Nam` tags at the top of the pictures you`ll find the Otter with no much trouble. 

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18 minutes ago, Knight_Flyer said:

Looks great. If this 1/48 is anything like my 1/72 one - clear plastic fuselage, you've done an excellent job getting a quality result.

Thanks `KF`, yeah the fuselage is the same, clear, not the greatest idea ever, is it? Wouldn`t be as bad if they`d bothered to mould all of the window shapes in it though.

Cheers Russ

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Nice work Russ on an interesting subject. Thanks for posting.            Bob H.

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12 hours ago, spfparker said:

Nice

 

Hobbycraft Beavers seem to be hard to come by - been looking for a floatplane version for ages..

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I want to try and get close to replicating this....!

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Once again Russ you leave me nigh on speechless. Your ideas and execution are stunning as usual. I look forward to all your builds just for the surprise, and i'm never dissapointed.  

 

Can't wait to sea what you have up your sleeve (well! maybe on your workbench) for the next installment.

 

Peter

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Classy as usual

 

love the photo set up as well

 

very nicely done

 

rgds

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Hi Russ,

 

these shady operators all sported deliciously lugubrious paint jobs. Beautiful!!!

Keep them coming!

 

JR

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I feel rather naughty looking at a beaver before the watershed. And what a tidy one it is too!

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Nice build of another unsung hero. 

 

Looking forward to to seeing the other two. 

 

Pete

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