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The Spadgent

Well blow me it’s a Ka-27 Helix ( A flying piano in 1/48 ).

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12 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Well that was the quickest build I ever did.

And a very nice one, too! :clap: Looking very smart, with the display base and all! :worthy: :clap: 

 

Ciao

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I do hope the paw is healing well dear boy. 

The bare necessities of life are still coming to you by the look of that perspicacious pigmentation on the Helixcopter. Bravo!

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On 2/13/2019 at 7:14 AM, giemme said:

And a very nice one, too! :clap: Looking very smart, with the display base and all! :worthy: :clap: 

 

Ciao

Thanks G. Great bit o’ fun that.

On 2/13/2019 at 7:57 AM, TheBaron said:

I do hope the paw is healing well dear boy. 

The bare necessities of life are still coming to you by the look of that perspicacious pigmentation on the Helixcopter. Bravo!

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Yes getting better fast!

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Good evening you lot. I gave the old right paw a rest yesterday and today as I had an appointment to get the bandage removed today. While resting I decided I needed a new cutting mat as the old one was getting a bit warn out. I think I made a bit of an error with the size.

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🤣 I thought my old one was A1. I was wrong. With a bit of a tidy it fitted well enough.

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I’ve been toying with the idea of different colour schemes but I really want to do some nice weathering and oil spills so I think the base grey will be a better canvas  for that. I’ll do some panel variation and some wires and possible some ties but I’m planning on keeping the base colours simply that and enjoying the awkward and beautiful shape.

I mixed up a warm blue/grey with a mixture of 2:1 in favour of the grey.

first pass.

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I also painted the bits and bobs.

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Here with pass two and a gloss coat. I’m adding the gloss as I’m going to do the variation and black panelling masks tomorrow and I really don’t want to risk any paint lift.

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I think as s base that’ll work really well, just the right amount of shading. I have seen some orange accenting on the rotors so I think I’ll do that to really make her pop later on.

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I left the bench like this. I fear any more fettling on Valentines night would have me not in great favour with Mrs Spadgent. So with that I’ll bid you all goodnight. I hope you’re all having a splendid week.

 

Tale care and as always. Happy Modelling.

 

Johnny Greenmat.🤖

 

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Looking very promising, Johnny! :clap:

 

Ciao

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58 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

With a bit of a tidy it fitted well enough.

Looks great, excellent choice!

 

The painting also fantastic, you’re very skilled 👍

 

Cheers! 🙂

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On 2/14/2019 at 9:09 PM, Nikolay Polyakov said:

Looks great, excellent choice!

 

The painting also fantastic, you’re very skilled 👍

 

Cheers! 🙂

Thanks, you’re too kind.

On 2/14/2019 at 11:36 PM, Martian Hale said:

That finish looks just about right to my multiple eyeballs.

 

Martian 👽

Thanks oh green one.

On 2/14/2019 at 8:18 PM, giemme said:

Looking very promising, Johnny! :clap:

 

Ciao

Cheeres G. 😃

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Good afternoon you lot. It’s been a busy few days, the bandage came off and everything seems to be ok Paw wise. Which is nice.😊

I have been diddling along with the Helix in dribs and drabs but have only just managed to post, so here goes.

first off after the gloss coat I masked for the black exhaust panels.

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And sprayed.

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Pretty good finish but I decided to touch up that rim section. Oooh missus. 

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Is stood out and looked odd. 

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nice and crisp though. I hang painted the intakes as there were easy rims to follow.

I have seen someone else add some wiring to the rotor hub so I decided to copy it as it looked cool.

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I painted the lead wire with Tamiya gloss red. When dry I glued the ends to the hub ready to be bent into place. 

Other tasks included cleaning the chickens now my bandage is off.

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The girls are now happy. So decals! 

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They don’t look like many but there really are.😣

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look!!!! Faaasands.  Yes it only looks like three but there are more than three.

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glossed again and waiting for a Flory base wash. While waiting I cut off the last few bits. Won’t be long now.

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I lost one of these golf club thingies so I made another one.😮 The lower rotor got some wire action.

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and the top one got started.

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So this is what is left. Apart from weathering.

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oh I painted the wheels too.

Also I might have got a bit excited while making the x-wing and made an inspired purchase.

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I also bought some LEDs and wires to light the mother. 😱squeeee.

 

Anyway, thank you all for popping in for a nice cup of tea.

 

more soon.

 

Johnny.

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Looking good in its war paint - nice work

 

  Roger

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All looks swell there Johnny mate.

Glad to hear that your hand is recovering fast.

 

 

Simon.

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4 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

Glad to hear that your hand is recovering fast.

Same here, looks like a pretty quick recovery! :thumbsup:

And the chopper looks good with stickers on :clap: 

As for the space ship... :Tasty:

 

Ciao

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Looks great, Johnny! 👍 I’m glad to read that your paw is OK now 🙂

 

Cheers! 🙃

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Nice paint and detailing on the heads.

Upside down it looks like a great space ship!

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57 minutes ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Upside down it looks like a great space ship!

Strangely enough, that's what @general melchett said about me only the other day!

 

Martian 👽

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Lovely job!

A little Dr Who-ish with those red wires all over the place, but no doubt once they're all connected it'll add that little "je ne sais quoi".

Try typing that with auto correct on!

 

Ian

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Thanks for all the wonderful comments guys, it warms the cockles so it does. 🤗

mover the last day or so in between thing I have managed some more on the Helix.

Here is the Flory going on.

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and totally covered.

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part of me actually likes it like this but I can feel our green multi ocular friend @Martian Hale spinning in his Spence ship so out with the buds and cloths.

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there’s a bit cleaner.

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and knocked right back, I left her overnight to get fresh eyes on it the next day.

I took the sponge out to match the weathering and knocked a bit more off.

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Closer you can see the dirt level I’m after.

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And the tail.

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Happy with that for now so I moved onto the UC.

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And then on with the pipes.

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And the front pegs.

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The wheels then got popped on.

she’s on her wheels. :yahoo:

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Having a boost from the wheels I got some other little bits done, tail fins on.

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Rotors wired with red accent wires and test fitted.

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The last mystery parts got cleaned up and primed.

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not that mystery huh? 😉 ok so just before I primed I had to fix a rotor blades I snapped off the little stuck things. I made new ones from plastic rod.

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don’t worry I trimmed them back. 

Cleaned and primed and on a stick.

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Two more little probe? Wing mirrors? Added.

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last few things will be : Paint the rotors and bits ‘n’ bobs. Weather them. Paint the lights and accent colours. Put everything together. Add filters, oil marks, chips etc. Mat coat unmask aaaand add the ruddy doors. 😃

 

If I’ve forgotten anything could someone point it out. 

 

Thanks for popping in for a brew and a fiddle around with some plastic.

 

Take care and as always.

 

Happy Modelling.

 

Johnny Helix. :giles:

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The rotors' mechanism is a treat!!! Very convincing weathering and lovely contrast with those Spanish style interiors!!!

Look forward to see the masking tpe removed from the transparents!!!

Beautiful kit and great modelling!!!:clap::clap:

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She's really springing into life here, Johnny - Florry-fantastic! 

Must be quite a machine to ride in. 

Copters are strange craft, by definition, and there's no doubt this gizmo is "top of the range". 

Brilliant 👍

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:wow:Impressive job, Johnny! :clap: She's really coming to life!

 

Ciao

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Fab

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Fabber than fab Jonny

 

Love the mess of it all, cos its not a mess at all

 

Fabbbbbuluss

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