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perdu

Fifty shades .. ZH847, the Merlin Tiger...

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I know Andy

Tamiya Clear Blue and masking tape at the ready in the garage😇

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42 minutes ago, perdu said:

I know Andy

Tamiya Clear Blue and masking tape at the ready in the garage😇

As you said back in post #212 - "Never too late, never too..." 😁
 

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On 2/3/2019 at 6:53 PM, perdu said:

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I am signing off on the structure of the CH-53D and began adding my home brew transfers

Love that side-by-side Bill.

Damnably entertaining progress since I last dropped by! :thumbsup:

On 2/6/2019 at 11:01 PM, hendie said:

How about this surgeons skull saw from circa 1850 or so?  

How could you hendie? Now Ced will want one.... :facepalm:

 

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Packed for Halifax, almost

 

I need a bigger car

 

Or fewer models ready to show


:(

 

havent a clue how I will be getting the Sea Stallion to HX3 6TE

 

yet

 

There will be a(nother) cull, I already offloaded some Army Air stuff to the SIG at Telford

 

What now?

 

Nauticality?

 

Jury is out...

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Dual, with a Wokka?

 

We'll see...

 

😁

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I have surpassed myself this time, rolling into this build when one of the kits has been finished and presented in all it's glory, berate me as required Bill.

 

Having had a good catch up with the thread it is fair to say you have had some fun. As I am now fully tuned in you have my undivided attention, I have the Merlin kit in the stash so this thread may well be my Merlin Bible.

 

Superb CH53 by the way, she seems to have almost fallen together.

 

Onwards and upwards....

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

Dual, with a Wokka?

Now that you're doing two at a time....

 

Belvedere+with+XR598+Scout+en-route+to+L

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Oi behave the lot of you

I'm Scouted out, to the point I gave my last one away

My Airfix Whirlwind has a part to play in Korea

And my next Sea King will be various shades of green

And fade

Any future CH-53 will be Pave Low and not carting dead Sea Kings around

 

And whatever I build will not, of necessity, go built in-flight

 

I've little enough space in the Midget as it is, big high boxes are a nono

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

I've little enough space in the Midget as it is, big high boxes are a nono

Get yourself a Tardis then; or a TR7 which from a luggage point of view, pretty much amounts to the same thing.

 

Helpful of Mars 👽

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9 hours ago, perdu said:

Any future CH-53 will be Pave Low and not carting dead Sea Kings around

 

I've little enough space in the Midget as it is, big high boxes are a nono

That's not a Sea King - see the caption above the pic! 😂

 

So you'll definitely not being doing these, then?

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Edited by andyf117

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37 minutes ago, Tomoshenko said:

Swop the chopter for a bloodhound

Proof there's nothing new under the sun:

 

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Andy are my eyes playing me up?

 

Second down of your pics looks like a CH-53Gof the HEER hoiking up a dead or dying Sea King

 

 

Bless me, it was a long away to Hafilax

Still seeing number 50 in my minds eye on the M6 and stationary cars etc. on the M62 as soon as I got on it

 

Mwahhh😕 

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Glad yer back safe and sound. We've been keeping the thread warm. How was the show?

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Glad to hear you’re back too and I hope it wasn’t as rainy as my drive!

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2 hours ago, perdu said:

Andy are my eyes playing me up?

 

Second down of your pics looks like a CH-53Gof the HEER hoiking up a dead or dying Sea King

Doh, you were talking about that one!

No, your eyes are fine - I thought you were referring to the bottom one....

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Bottom!

 

Sir, one never (OK rarely) allows discussions of bottoms around here

 

Think of the children please

 

 

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Ced, I was very glad I wore my Regatta overtrousers on the way up to Halifax, little Lara was built out of recycled sieves

 

And they forgot to fill the holes when they fitted  the scuttle  :)

 

All dried up for the drive home which was nice, I enjoyed returning to the M6/M62 area for the first time in a long while

My old trucking days came back to me, should have had a few Abba tapes to replay the good old days of the eighties huh

 

I took the CH-53D to club for its ritual ignoring, which didnt hurt as much as usual because Tomo won the day

 

It's good to keep it all in the family huh  :)

 

Anyway as I treated the Ch-53D as a quick less detailed build and stash reduce I thought I would pop this out too

Shouldn't take a fortnight to get this one done

 

🤯

 

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Looks like a pleasant little chopper, let's see...

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The CH53 looks great in her grey livery!

And who's this little thing?

Her nephew?:rofl:

 

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17 hours ago, perdu said:

Looks like a pleasant little chopper, let's see...

As the actress said to the bishop!

 

And...another one on the way, great stuff!

 

Ian

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Okayy, first things first


The Merlin, grey thing we started with a while back has not been forgotten

 

A lot!

but real progress is awaiting a paint job

 

Which has been awaiting me getting some Tamiya Smoke inside the upper glazing and which is now done

 

Satisfactorily me thinkses

I have also added the internal shade rails sans shades

 

Checking all my references shows the shades as being invisible under service unless the crew actually pull them forward

 

None of my photos show  the shade working and all show a cluttered rear cockpit ceiling so I have made the decision, shades out of sight but the rails they run on being left in situ

For the look of it 

 

:)

 

Also adding to the cluttery are a pair of wiggly wires one to each side depending from the rear of the roof console

 

The console on my model is courtesy of Richard who sent me his assortment of improver bits, might be eduard bits

 

very welcome

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I can get this in place now and begin masking

 

And then begin experimenting with assorted nautical looking greys and grays

 

fun fun fun, some of them have to appear almost blue  :(

 

Whilst still being grey!

 

In t'interim I have been giving my self a nodding acquaintance with the Kiowa

 

Interesting interim...

 

Made a small start, right really, it is a small kit

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Photos show grey interior not cockpit black as Matchbox suggest (Matchbox suggestions and their rectitude will loom larger than the Kiowa during this debate)

 

As I found when I managed to cobble the rotor head and blades together the mouldings didnt put flatness as any priority when getting done

 

And didn't seem to care what colour the rotor blades and tail rotor ought to be

'scuse the blur, dinner wont be far away this evening

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I can find nothing on the instructions that give me colours for the main rotor blades nor the tail rotor

 

All I find is a suggestion that the rotor head alone should be light grey

 

However research shows this lovely image of a Kiowa has very dark grey as the main colour

 

I intend doing it this way, looks good enough to me huh

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-I need to see what to do about the instruments

The kit decal is bigger than the moulded panel...

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And a different shape

 

Right its Steak Night at 'spoons and I need to get ready

 

ciao

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nice wiggliness on the wiring Bill.  

 

I envy your ability to keep the mojo burning and even pull potential builds from the stash.  I'm sorely tempted to put the Fly to one side and start on a diversionary build.  The other half of me just wants it out of the way and far far behind me cos I know if I put it aside, I'll never pick it up again

 

 

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