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Fifty shades .. H-19 power to the helo

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OK to follow on in the vein of wall lining I have been doing a bit to this (And no I aint forgetting the Sea Beastie, that is in hand too)

Here is ALL that is going to happen inside the Merlin

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My Tamiya tape layers will hide the oddball interior that results from the way Italeri made the front fuselage, no doubt, though I havent seen the HC1 so that the different window arrangements could be accommodated

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The transparencies must be used for all versions because they gave me more windows than the MH1 has but as many as the HC3

 

Which was useful because they don't give you as many windows as the MH1 has in service

 

Prototype side walls need a smaller front side window by the crew door

 

Like  this

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So I added it from one of the left-over big ones and added a rubber seal that needs reducing like the others on the model

 

And underneath working from some of the pictures (rare ones I kid you not) that allow light to flood under her I managed to work out where the various load items lower or drop

 

Et viola

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I'm looking forwards to finishing inside so I can begin adding the stuff outside that needs attention, so many carbuncles seeking attention

 

HRH the POW would be proud, I wonder if he has kept up his currency in RN helicoptership...

 

Attention seeking carbuncles, looks like accelerated H&S doesnt it

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Hand rails for the steps, blobs covering stuff and assorted vents and plug 'oles, a carbuncler's dreamboat

 

Can't wait

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oh this should be good - I'm looking forward to this one Bill.  The more carbuncles the better I say

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4 hours ago, hendie said:

oh this should be good - I'm looking forward to this one Bill.  The more carbuncles the better I say

They'll be calling him Barnacle Bill after this!

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I have managed to do little bits of both grey choppers, here the CH-53 has had extra bits tacked on and the beginnings of seam tidying done]

 

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As can readily be seen, more to do here  :)

 

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Looks OK though and should tidy up nicely

 

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Ceiling based wiggly wires made ready to add a little interest along with a set of straps to keep the crew nailed to their seats coming next so moving gently on.

 

On the Merlin I have begun populating the cabin with the essential bits, bobs and doohdahs

 

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Italeri supplied a cabinet that sits behind the Search Display but it didnt look beefy enough so I have added some pieces cut from resin mould blocks to beef it up a bit

 

The rear seating on the photos I have show a pair of seats at the rear, a triple just aft of the display console and a single seat facing aft next to the operator positions so they have been fitted in that configuration

 

The hydraulic winch I made is in place for the dunking sonar (remind me not to say FLASH again in case I get reminded...)

 

And the sonobuoy machine has been partly mocked up and tried for 'fit', looks OK to me

 

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Minor detail touch up is set to be tomorrow's job along with the rack for ready-use sonobuoys which isnt done (begun even) yet that will sit in front of the pair of seats inside the big door

This blurry nightmare is of the inside seen from the door, tomorrow I will replace batteries in the camera and try for a better effort, sorry

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I have begun carbuncle modifying too, tomorrow you will see

 

And as a bonus I have lots of Eduard (?) etch to bung on as I can clean them up all donated by Richard from a Merlin he made a while back which perished

 

Since we have (OK we WILL have) the starboard door view I thought we should have a view through the little door too

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The pencilled in oval shows a ruddy great hole I need to hack which it seems allows the electronics to cool off

 

I've a cover for this from Richard

 

Ah well, nuff for now huh?

 

Night all

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More than nuff Bill, looking good :) 

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 Nice progress, well up to your high standard of detail!

 

      Roger

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On 22/12/2018 at 17:19, Tomoshenko said:

They are looking the dog`s as usual Bill. PS Happy Christmas (and to everyone else reading Bill`s thread).

 

PPS Apologies for hijacking your thread Bill (you can get me at the next Brum IPMS and I know this is of interest to you), but I`m all excited as this came in the post today:

 

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What is it??? And what is it used for??

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Real good job Dear colleague !!

Sincerely.

CC

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1 hour ago, Paul J said:

What is it??? And what is it used for??

IT is a complex and unfeasibly priced circle cutter

 

Which said doesnt even begin to hide my envy

 

If one is in (or considering being in) the detailing/scratchbuilding fraternity one oft-times finds a need to cut circles from film or plasticard or even brass in various diameters

The readily available Expo circle cutter can cope with 10mm as the smallest size it will cut but this will go down almost to the size of a full stop

 

I doubt if Tom or anyone else would use it on brass, I know I wouldn't

I was being silly which shows how much I want one, getting mine this year at Telford Tom

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I knew it was going to happen, didn't think I'd be this daft though

£24.05 on the 'bay 

DSPIAE MT-C Step less, a slightly less bulky (and possibly a tad more awkward to use, well see) version

Should arrive just before February...

 

 

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I must be mad...

 

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On ‎01‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 15:42, hendie said:

 The more carbuncles the better I say

I don't think @general melchett's bottom would agree with you. Captain Darling says it more resembles the Himalayas.

 

Martian 👽

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Mmmh, I keep looking at it and adding it to my basket then have second thoughts and remove it. I've got the Olfa circle cutter that pretty much serves all my needs. Mind you, I did buy their orange handled side cutters to sit alongside my Tamiya ones, that sit alongside my Xuron ones. Talk about 'all the gear, no idea'

 

Jeff

 

I'm talking about the circle cutter, not his bottom...

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

£24.05 on the 'bay 

That's a bargain Bill - fingers crossed (to stop me buying one!) :) 

 

7 minutes ago, pinky coffeeboat said:

… 'all the gear, no idea'

:rofl2: Sums me up Jeff!

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1 minute ago, CedB said:

That's a bargain Bill - fingers crossed (to stop me buying one!) :) 

I had all tentacles crossed and it didn't help me! 😟

 

Hopelessly Weak Willed of Mars 👽

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I don't think @general melchett's bottom would agree with you. Captain Darling says it more resembles the Himalayas.

I've just consulted with my bottom and he agrees to disagree about the carbuncle bit, talking of which its fuel injected, none of this old Zenith/Stromberg nonsense....mind you, Darling's been up the Himalayas a few times but never thought to mention it!

 

That circle-cutter Jonny looks interesting...certainly an upgrade from beating the living daylights out of a piece of placcy with a mallet and steel punch...will have to investigate and get someone to order me one...

 

 

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3 hours ago, general melchett said:

I've just consulted with my bottom and he agrees to disagree about the carbuncle bit, talking of which its fuel injected,

For the sake of clarification, which is fuel injected, your bottom or the carbuncle?

 

Concerned of Mars 👽

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5 minutes ago, general melchett said:

Oddly enough, both...it works on the old suck, squeeze, bang blow principle...less said the better!

Too late! You have already said it. @Mike is going to have to get a team of specialist councillors in to cope with the fall out.

 

Traumatised of Mars 👽

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2 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

Traumatised of Mars 👽

:fight:

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5 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

to cope with the fall out.

I could have phrased that bit better couldn't I? You get my drift though.

 

Martian 👽

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Just now, general melchett said:

I wasn't going to say anything...it might lower the tone...:o 

:rofl2:

 

On Britmodeller? Us? with our reputation? That would never do!

 

Shocked of Mars 👽

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