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Nikolay Polyakov

Revell 1:48 Bell UH-1 «Huey Hog»

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Hello friends! 👋

 

After the long and complex Voodoo build, I decided to build something less-detailed - just for a rest... So, I chose the classic Monogram kit (copyrighted by 1977), repacked by Revell in 2005:

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First time I sawed this kit in 1994 when my friend’s brother built it, and I was impressed by the quality of the mouldings. Some years ago I bought it (just to have, you know 😋) and stashed; now its time!

 

The sprue with fuselage halves:

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The roof, the floor and very nice engine:

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The crew looks good, very good for this scale:

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The (not so visible) clear parts and armament:

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This time I started the build from a little subassemblies for simplifying the (very enjoyable, I must say) process:

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I love the quality of a plastic, surface details and its color!

 

Thanks for watching 😺

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Hello I Will look at this . I still love these old Monogram kits. Very detailed usually good / fair fit. And they won't have to hide behind Tamiya and co. I had one UH-1as a kid but it was much bigger ; so I guess it was 1:24 and I'm not sure , if it was Revell or Monogram. And I loved to play with it. Cheers

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Hello @bbudde!

 

Yes, the fit is excellent for the kit of its age. And it’s has a charm. The only disadvantage is an excessive amount of flash, so a lot of sanding required.

 

Cheers!

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Hello guys!

 

Nothing interesting to show you yet, just some glueing:

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I sanded seams on an engine and it’s ready for a painting:

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I was aware of a bad fit, but the dry-fit looks pretty well:

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And some bad things:

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I decided to seal the tail inside with an excessive amount of the glue, but it was a bad move - the tail slightly damaged now... OK, I can live with it.

 

Cheers! 😎

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I recently acquired the Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D (destined to be a RNZAF cab).  Following this with interest!

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29 minutes ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

I recently acquired the Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1D (destined to be a RNZAF cab).  Following this with interest!

Thanks @Ex-FAAWAFU! I have a Kitty Hawk’s Huey in my stash too, but this time I decided to build this one. All the things went great, but it’s all turned to a never ending sanding 😂

 

Cheers! 🙃

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Hello Britmodellers! 👋

 

To avoiding the fit issues, I attached the nose before an interior were painted:

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Finally, the spray work is done:

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A closer look:

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It looks well (dry-fitted):

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I’m not a Revell decals fan, but this time all sets amazing:

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Thanks for looking! 🙃

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Hello friends! 🤝

 

The build goes on... I installed an internal parts (the cockpit and an engine) into the fuselage:

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The fit was great, now it’s ready for a semi-gloss coat with an additional wash:

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Thanks for watching! 😎

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Hello guys! 🤝

 

The doors painted and decaled (not so visible):

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An interior glued, clear-coated and weathered:

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The roof windows are tinted with a Clear Green (it was a not so successful experience - needs some practice, I think), the XM-5 turret installed, too:

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An overall progress for today:

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Cheers! 🙃

 

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1 hour ago, J.P. said:

Looking good so far.

Thanks @J.P.! I don’t know why, but she’s looks better on a photo 🙂

 

Cheers! 😎

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On 12/6/2018 at 12:29 PM, Nikolay Polyakov said:

Thanks @J.P.! I don’t know why, but she’s looks better on a photo 🙂

 

Cheers! 😎

Shhh!!! don't give away the secret 😃

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i built this kit in 2007. not a great kit. LOADS of flash and not very good fitting parts. Loads of filler. Brush painted...

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16 hours ago, AdriaN (MLT) said:

not a great kit.

I have the same opinion since the mid 1990s when I saw it builded, but now it's looks very well for me... I think it's the best «short» Huey in 1/48th scale!  

 

16 hours ago, AdriaN (MLT) said:

LOADS of flash and not very good fitting parts.

The plastic is very thin and a flash caused some issues. When I removed all the flash - believe me - all the parts comes together well 👍 I think the exception is a roof, let’s see...

 

Thanks for your interest! 🤝

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Hello friends! 🙂

 

I painted an anti-glare surface, looks well:

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Also performed some undercarriage works:

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But stopped... Why don’t use a crew?! These guys are very well moulded for their age:

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I think I need to paint the crew and put inside a chopper! Actually, I never did it in 1/48th scale and it’s would be my first crew (and a first figure painting) since the late 1990s.

 

Cheers! 😺

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Hello Britmodellers!

 

Just to save the time and preserve a mojo I skip the crew painting phase and attached the roof:

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The stabilizers are in their places, too:

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An overall progress for today:

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Thanks for looking! 🙂

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This brings back fond memories, built the 1st one as a kid in a monogram box, ended up as a nice crashed diorama.....but built up ok.....tried again....under the Revell boxing........did not finish it, had major issues with the roof.....two years ago, my brother picked up one for me as it was cheap......it’s in the stash ...waiting for the time.....the pilot figures has given me an idea for my current project....thanks

 

your build looks good. Almost there....I guess.....the details are good as with all monogram molds. Awaiting your final review

 

cheers

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1 hour ago, exdraken said:

Very nice and lively!

Thanks my friend! 🤝

 

55 minutes ago, Mr B said:

This brings back fond memories, built the 1st one as a kid in a monogram box, ended up as a nice crashed diorama.....but built up ok.....

I have a good memories with this kit, too - that’s why I decided to build her!

 

57 minutes ago, Mr B said:

tried again....under the Revell boxing........did not finish it, had major issues with the roof.....two years ago, my brother picked up one for me as it was cheap......it’s in the stash ...waiting for the time.....

Mine was stashed two years - the first model I have bought after a long hiatus. Yes, the plastic  is a bit twisted in some parts and needs some attention.

 

59 minutes ago, Mr B said:

your build looks good. Almost there....I guess.....the details are good as with all monogram molds. Awaiting your final review

Thanks @Mr B! I feel that the moulds was created with love 👍

 

Thanks! 😺

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Hello «Huey» lovers!

 

I filled some suspicious areas with a Liquid Surface Primer:

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An XM-6 system is assembled and ready for the painting work:

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The roof area now needs some polish:

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I think it’s time to apply some paint coats (!):

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Thanks for watching! 🙃

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Hello guys! 🤝

 

Last night was a very productive and I sprayed the Huey fuselage and some little bits.

 

The roof area looks good and smooth:

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The belly is not so good, but acceptable:

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The stabilizers is shining:

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The forward fuselage part with an XM-5:

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Also I sprayed a rotor blades and machine guns:

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The same, a bit closer look:

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An overall progress for this morning:

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Next will be the white stripes on a main rotor blades, some touch-ups and decaling.

 

Cheers! 😺

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Hello friends! 😉

 

Today I put the decals on:

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Just a few tweaks and I’ll ready for a clear coat:

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The tail rotor attached and the main rotor blades are masked for the additional painting:

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The mojo is gone with this build, hope I finish her soon...

 

Cheers! 😎

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Nikolay,

Wonderful start and progress on your UH-1 build. Over the years I've built many of these and have one on display at Albuquerque's Sunport Air terminal. Its dressed in a post HAL-3 configuration without the guns and rocket pods. In my possession I have 6 or more that will eventually or at least 2 will end up on a scratchbuilt 1/48th scale LST

 

Ron VanDerwarker

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2 hours ago, f111guru said:

Wonderful start and progress on your UH-1 build.

Thanks Ron!

 

2 hours ago, f111guru said:

Over the years I've built many of these and have one on display at Albuquerque's Sunport Air terminal.

It would be great to seeing your work here, so feel free to post it if having a photo. What you can say about the quality of an original Monogram mouldings?

 

2 hours ago, f111guru said:

In my possession I have 6 or more that will eventually or at least 2 will end up on a scratchbuilt 1/48th scale LST

Looks like you e know all about this kit! Sorry for my incompetence, what is LST? 😐

 

1 hour ago, J.P. said:

Coming right along nicely.

Thanks @J.P.!

 

Thanks for this kind of words, guys! 🤝

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