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Hello Britmodellers! 👋

 

That’s me again... Actually, I don’t intend to start this WIP thread because it’s a very slow and experimental (again) build. I open this box from time to time and work for 20-30 minutes - so don’t expect the regular updates.

 

But let it be here:

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It’s a well-known kit, I bought it a few years ago during my hiatus. It’s a first boxing and when I looked at this I just can’t resist:

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I was amazed how detailed the kits are today (I can’t touch any about the ten years)... I immediately started work with a kit, but my perfectionism stopped the build and all was stored in the box. Last spring I followed the @CedB‘s thread during my work on a Voodoo:

 

...and I decided to look inside the box: the cockpit was practically done - why not to give it another try?!

 

It’s a some kind of a patriotic build, as a some time ago I purchased an odorless acrylic paints from Zvezda:

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The colors are not so bad, except the metallics - OK, let’s try to get the best of them. Also I purchased an exterior PE set from Microdesign and the resin wheel set from ARMATA-MODELS.RU:

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Some subassemblies are done and some parts are in the progress now:

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The cockpit was done a year or so ago:

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And I was ready for an engines installation:

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An engines and the VR-24 reductor dry-fitted at the moment:

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That’s all for today, thanks for watching! 🤝

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Hello,

 

an engine compartment is already assembled:

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An interior looks well OOB:

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Looks like it’s ready for installation in the fuselage:

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Some window works done, too:

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Cheers! 🙃

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Hello Nikolay !!

Good job on the Hind !! Did'nt get a 1/48 one yet but the beast is impressive !!

First time, I saw one in the flesh, I can't Believe my eyes, this is a huge chopper !!

I'll follow if you Don't mind , a great patriotic build is a thing that one cannot miss !! :cheers:

Sincerely.

CC

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Nice work on this beauty... it is idd a beast when you see it in reality, but once in the air, it flies like a nimf...

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2 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Nikolay !!

Hello CC!

 

2 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Good job on the Hind !! Did'nt get a 1/48 one yet but the beast is impressive !!

Thanks! A lot of details here, it’s would be enough even for 1/48.

 

41 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

Nice work on this beauty...

Thanks @Silenoz!

 

2 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

First time, I saw one in the flesh, I can't Believe my eyes, this is a huge chopper !!

And a well-designed - it’s a beauty!

 

41 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

it is idd a beast when you see it in reality, but once in the air, it flies like a nimf...

Yes, I saw it a few times, also the sounds of an engines is unforgettable!

 

2 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

I'll follow if you Don't mind , a great patriotic build is a thing that one cannot miss !! :cheers:

Thank you! Actually, I more like an «A»-version which I want to build in the future...

 

Thank you guys! 🤝

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Hello Nikolay,

The A version is more angular on the nose ?, Is'nt it ?

CC

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21 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

The A version is more angular on the nose ?, Is'nt it ?

Absolutely right:

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Lovely start. I don’t own any Zvezda kits but I have been tempted are they good?

This one looks great so far.

ill tag along if that’s ok.

 

John.

 

ps. I’m loving that white cutting mat. Spotless. 😮

Edited by The Spadgent

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That kit looks excellent.  I was once lucky enough to take fuel at an airfield in Africa and found a Hind taxying in ahead of me.  Each of us had a good crawl over the other’s aircraft, and the Hind definitely dwarfed my Lynx!  What a monster!

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7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

I don’t own any Zvezda kits but I have been tempted are they good?

This is a beautiful kit, Johnny!

 

7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

This one looks great so far.

ill tag along if that’s ok.

Thanks for an interest! But... Water-based acrylics with a Contacta glue + some time caused some (practically, total) separation of the cargo bay walls/roof during the placement cabin into the fuselage, so the build stopped at this time. Maybe, I’ll need a little mojo to re-assemble some parts. 😑

 

7 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

ps. I’m loving that white cutting mat. Spotless. 😮

I just don’t paint on it. 😉

 

6 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

What a monster!

Yes, with a very recognizable sound!

 

@The Spadgent, @Ex-FAAWAFU - you’re making me pull it off the shelf again, I think.

 

Thanks guys! 🤝

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Hello friends,

 

this morning I suddenly decided to fix the broken interior by collapsing the fuselage halves:

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Sorry for the clamp-busy picture, but what a beautiful snowy landscape outside:

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Cheers! 😎

Edited by Nikolay Polyakov

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7 minutes ago, Silenoz said:

Hold on tight....

Hello @Silenoz, thanks!

 

Actually, it has a great fit and I must say that the all dry-fitted cockpit parts are in secure position.

 

I leave it for the day, so we’ll see tomorrow! 👍

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Hello guys,

 

clamps off:

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Feels very solid. I added some glue again, so the next step will be some sanding and applying the PE parts.

 

Cheers! 🙂

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Nice progress! Is the forward fuselage separated OOB or did you cut it off? If so, is there a special reason for it?

 

cheers Konrad

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12 hours ago, USS_ESSESS said:

Nice progress!

Thanks Conrad!

 

12 hours ago, USS_ESSESS said:

Is the forward fuselage separated OOB or did you cut it off?

It’s a three separate parts (the floor and the walls).

 

12 hours ago, USS_ESSESS said:

If so, is there a special reason for it?

The reason is to make a different versions available (there is some minor and major differences in the forward fuselage section between the Hinds).

 

Cheers! 🙂

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Hello friends! 🤝

 

The tape removed, some sanding work in the progress now and some additional parts are ready for installation:

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The wings were dry-fitted - looks pretty good:

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Cheers! 😎

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1 hour ago, Silenoz said:

That cockpit exterior looks fiddly to assemble...

The details fits well, but needs some sanding and fixing.

 

Cheers! 🙂

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1 hour ago, The Spadgent said:

Looking great! 😎

Thanks Johnny! 🤝

 

Just spent some evening time trimming the forward fuselage to make the fit as good as possible.

 

Cheers! 🙃

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Hello Britmodellers! 👋

 

This morning I decided to perform a small step forward and the starboard side of the fuselage now looks like this:

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Just a few drops of an Extra Thin Cement and all the parts take its place.

 

The port side just dry-fitted yet, and after some trimming it would sit well, I think:

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Thanks for watching! 🙂

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Hello guys! 🤝

 

The forward fuselage part was assembled surprisingly fast and with a lot of mojo:

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Now it looks very promising, with a front canopy dry-fitted:

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Also I added some PE parts and I like it a lot:

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Cheers! 😎

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Looking ace! Those PE parts look amazing and the nose fit is really good. Bravo sir. :clap2:

 

Johnny

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52 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Looking ace!

Thanks Johnny! 😊

 

52 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Those PE parts look amazing and the nose fit is really good.

Yes, I didn’t expect such a quality from it. These parts are thin and well-designed, so it’s a pleasure to glue them on! It would be very interesting to see all these parts attached and painted - I’ve never had so many PE parts.

 

52 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Bravo sir.

😊😊

 

Cheers! 🙃

Edited by Nikolay Polyakov

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