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perdu

Fifty shades .. H-19 power to the helo

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Glad that the missing parts are back in rotary wing city !!

Bill, Seriously we both here known that SHE is right but honest...

Who really care about ??? :rofl2::rofl2:

 

After all we have a reputation…. :rofl2:

Great home made transcals, that way is making everyone glad !

The sonobuoy launcher look right to me, now the height of the device can be blurred from the angle of the photo…

 So, a bit too high or too low… When the fuselage will be buttoned up..; Who will know for sure ??

Great job Dear Colleague !! Congrats !

CC

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That is a great addition to my Sea Stallion archive thanks Andy

Looks like Betty doesn't it

 

I'll enlarge it when I get onto my PC and consider whether to go in so deep

 

Ditto the crew door

 

Was only going to be a whizzoquicko double to enliven me, I want at least one finished by Sunday week

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CC I have remade the launcher a third smaller, just looking for rodding that will fit as sonobuoys.

Pictures later ok

 

This picture is my reference shot, taken so I can rerivet the belly of the beast

With my rivet wheel, no way do I plan sticking rivet transfers on here

 

For that kind of duty I make way for the Naval Officer

 

😱

 

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You know I said I must be mad...

 

And went and bought the stepless cutter mk1 cheap-like...

 

Well I had to go and look at the Silhouette Cutter again didnt I?

 

Decided it was far too clever for me and didnt buy one

 

Phew

 

In deference to "The Gaffer" I am feebly trying to reorganise the workbench, it is NOT going well 

 

 

Nuff said

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6 minutes ago, perdu said:

Decided it was far too clever for me and didnt buy one

Nah. If you can use Inkscape Bill you'll have no trouble - the software is very similar. Worth keeping on your wishlist IMHO. :) 

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Nah Ced I cannot even make my work area look tidy...

 

:(

 

"Look at that, you said you were tidying up..."

 

She bless her does have a point, shhh...

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6 hours ago, perdu said:

That is a great addition to my Sea Stallion archive thanks Andy

Looks like Betty doesn't it

 

I'll enlarge it when I get onto my PC and consider whether to go in so deep

 

Ditto the crew door

 

Was only going to be a whizzoquicko double to enliven me, I want at least one finished by Sunday week

Was going to offer to download hi-res versions using my DVIDS account and email them - then noticed hi-res is available on the linked page anyway!

Been scouring other HMH-362 images for the other side of 748 - even if only in the background - to see if Betty B is on the other blank, but no luck...

 

....the crew door appears standard in the Bastion pics - but the main rotor blade leading edges are noteworthy....

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9 hours ago, pinky coffeeboat said:

I saw the USN MH-53 detatchment in Bahrain years ago. We had parked in their compound on a brief visit. They are huge machines and, as I shortly found during ground run they did, hugely noisy machines too. Mind you, I was more interested in the Gulf Air Emb-170 and Aero Logic B777 parked near us.

Is that Betty Boop artwork?

 

 

Jeff

Betty looking back over her left shoulder and winking, left eye closed

 

I can do that, I can

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I can do Betty, I was told "She's easy" but I have rather more respect for the ladybabe than that

 

For me she's fun and that's good enough

 

But however a new problem looms

 

Andy send us links to these machines with no refuelling boom but the 1/48 scale Flying Leathernecks sheets show them all with pointy bits sticking out of the front end...

 

Airfix mould the front end with a choice of windows of course so now I must decide what, which, whether or why?

 

Laters chaps whilst pondering begins...

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56 minutes ago, perdu said:

I can do Betty, I was told "She's easy" but I have rather more respect for the ladybabe than that

 

For me she's fun and that's good enough

 

But however a new problem looms

 

Andy send us links to these machines with no refuelling boom but the 1/48 scale Flying Leathernecks sheets show them all with pointy bits sticking out of the front end...

 

Airfix mould the front end with a choice of windows of course so now I must decide what, which, whether or why?

 

Laters chaps whilst pondering begins...

To the best of my knowledge, the Echo is the only USMC version to have had the refuelling probe; I think the decal instructions showing Deltas with it is simply an oversight - photos don't lie, artwork can...

 

....glad you're going to do Betty B! Just the one side, or both - and if both, handed, or....?

Edited by andyf117

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On balance, no prod and non-handed Betty

I can't see even fussy Marine ground crew having to mess with two faced Betty Boops

 

So it's to be that one now, on with the other decals to draw and print, yippee

 

Thanks for your assistance Andy, very welcome interventing mate

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Look what I found

 

I am recolouring her image to match the exhaust blank image now

 

 

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRkJsfBiv3bVOHvL2GTcJf

This image appears a few times on the search

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I think this will do it

101103-M-5889-H-007.jpg

The origamiinal

and either

bettyback103.jpg

 

or

 

bettyback104smallish.jpg

 

or I can return the red dress to black as in the web version up above

Most Betty images show the girl in a red dress, OK some later spurious ones show her out of it too but I ain't not a going there brothers

 

Anyway, what do you think?

 

when I see the hi-res version of the exhaust covers I'm sure I see a red dress but I'll happily paint it black©

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2 hours ago, perdu said:

I think this will do it

101103-M-5889-H-007.jpg

The origamiinal

and either

bettyback103.jpg

 

or

 

bettyback104smallish.jpg

 

or I can return the red dress to black as in the web version up above

Most Betty images show the girl in a red dress, OK some later spurious ones show her out of it too but I ain't not a going there brothers

 

Anyway, what do you think?

 

when I see the hi-res version of the exhaust covers I'm sure I see a red dress but I'll happily paint it black©

Definitely red dress, and red lips too - confirmed on enlarging the hi-res...

....the above images need cropping at the bottom and left side - her elbow is almost at the edge of the blank, and her back at the right is at the edge, with no dress below...

Edited by andyf117

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Yes I got that Andy this is the beginning of the process, the crop will give more Betty less other stuff

 

:)

 

Cant get too much of Betty

 

I need a solid image to begin the cropping on first, this ought to do it

 

I like to show how these develop for anyone who hasn't been used to cropping and recolouring image files and I am being as image basic as I can

 

This is being done in MS Paint instead of Photoshop, just because  ;)

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So here is the next stage in getting Betty into two exhaust blanks

Circled in MS Paint, (using black for the separator line)

bettybacksmallishchanged7.jpg

This looked OK and was infilled with grey wherever I needed it and then whited out where I didnt

 

After a little work I reached here

bettybacksmallishchanged6.jpg

Which is to be my base setting now, I just have to darken the gray a tad and it will be good enough for Government Work methinks

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40 minutes ago, perdu said:

So here is the next stage in getting Betty into two exhaust blanks

Surreal.

The accidental poetry of this forum is beyond compare at times.

#Bill4BookerPrize2019

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Yep I think you look better in a red dress with matching lipstick too Bill...

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On the other build work continues apace/snail-like

 

Whilst I have been seeking rod of a suitable diameter to make the new sonobuoys I have added some small pieces of colour inside, ready for when I close it up (soon)

P1010073.jpg

 

Small pieces of yellow transfer were put above the windows, on Merlin these have unfeasibly small letters to reproduce in 72th scale so I isnt gonna

The winch has several small placards advising, informing or simply ordering this and that so I have bunged on a couple of stickers to represent such and the front and rear bulkheads and the back of the display monitor unit also have yellow or silver warning notices

 

Herein displayed for you

P1010074.jpg

 

Work continues to make and fit the sonobuoys and the ready-use rack on which they sit awaiting loading/reloading

 

More anon

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Nice work Bill and thanks for explaining the Betty editing - great stuff :) 

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Full on glueing in the garage day today, Sunday week looms and much to do

 

Merlin's wheel sponsons are the unmodified, no countermeasures ones in the kit

 

Much adding and greebling to do here (© Hendie) and painting inside the upper works which have been sorely ignored up to now

 

The Sea Beastie has sprung a lower seam, attention needed there too and further additions to the externals too

 

Then I have to knock out a few ECM greeblies for it too (in aviation parlance can a Sea Stallion be 'her' I wonder?) I sense messing about with old emulsion film negative may be involved for that ethereal gold-purple-sepia-metallic look on the sensor faces...

We shall see

 

Anyway hopefully a busy "Not Needed Elsewhere" day ensues

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Well I am totally cream crackered from four hours standing by the roof of my MG Workbench doing some model making

 

Enjoyable but hard work with this back injury the doc tells me is permanent so I'm going to call it an afternoon

 

Stuck on some more of the structure and built the tail unit up, minus the tail rotor which will be left removable for transportation

 

The Italeri instruction request Chromate finish inside the engine bay but from observing the opened panels in the BM walkarounds I did not see much of a harsh zincy look so I mixed up a reasonable approximation thereof

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Looks reasonable to me, a dribble of aircraft grey/green bs283 a splash of white and a further dribble of RAF Rescue Yellow bs356

Mix swiftly, bung in the Ultra and spray uncle Bob

 

Not much point going further in and as I'm having process problems with my handling of the H&S I knocked it off there

 

For fun I popped the tail on with tape and did a comparison

 

Suddenly I have two big helicopters to find storage for

 

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I think I'll break out the S61N to add to these next

 

Nose window moulding and interior for that one next

 

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7 minutes ago, perdu said:

For fun I popped the tail on with tape and did a comparison

 

Suddenly I have two big helicopters to find storage for

The two HH-53s in my display cabinet (now with non-collapsing shelves!) take up the same amount of space as three Sea Kings...

....hadn't realised until seeing your side-by-side shot that Merlin was approximately the same size as a -53....

Edited by andyf117

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Rotor diameter might be up to an inch smaller, ditto the tail over the rotors

 

Won't know' til I build the rotors for Merlin but she certainly is a very big lovely helicopter

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