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Nigel Heath

1/72 Hobby Boss CH-46E/F SeaKnight in a Japanese Scheme

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A fine details masterclass nigel, great stuff

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Hey Nigel, haven't forgotten about the masks, the intriguing shapes and vague lines are a bit of challenge and of course whats on the canopy bears no resemblance to the real thing! I'm nearly there just need to adjust a few pieces and you'll have it back asap

 

Nigel’s masks

 

 

Cheers

 

Anil

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Thanks Anil, your efforts are much appreciated. I actually looks a lot better than the masking set I bought.

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Hi folks,

 

I am pleased to report that my new soldering iron bits arrived on Thursday:

 

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I got to work with the chunkiest of these using this set up to attach the front edge of the lower shelf using regular electronic lead free solder (MP circa 210C):

 

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I then completed the soldering of the side of the shelf using 145C melting point solder with my iron dialed down to 75% power level:

 

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To add some detailing to the shelf I used my mitre box to cut off a length of 1 x 1.5mm Albion Alloys C channel:

 

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The base of that was then tinned using 70C melting point cadmium solder and my iron at 50% power:

 

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That was then soldered onto the shelf with this set up:

 

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After some further clean up including a degrease in some cellulose thinners and drilling a 1.2mm hole the completed shelf was added using regular super glue at the back:

 

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As a reminder this is what I was trying to reproduce:

 

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I think the next job will be to get the other shelves made and installed.

 

Bye for now,

 

Nigel

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Very glad to see that your soldering iron bits have turned up Nigel, and that they are already being put to such good use.

The shelf looks really good and I'm sure the others will too.

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After a dinner of chilli beef and lettuce wraps (from Gordon Ramsay's "Ultimate Cookery Course" recipe book) I have got a bit more done. The next shelf was fabricated much like the first with a combination of 0.5mm brass rod and sheet soldered on the underside with two different melting point solders:

 

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After a bit of clean up and installed it looked like this:

 

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I then made the intermediate shelf out of a scrap of 0.5mm card with a piece of 0.5mm L brass section on the underside:

 

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Here is that installed:

 

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I have also sorted out the filler above the doorway ready for the new winch.

 

Next the fourth shelf made out a bit more of scrap 0.5mm card with some 0.5mm strip underneath:

 

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I think there are two more shelves to add and then I will get on with the winch for which  have a few ideas.

 

I am also pleased to report that after a after a chat with @azureglo aka Anil tonight, he is well on the way to completing the canopy glazing and will hand deliver these to me next Bank Holiday Monday.

 

If you haven't guessed already I am having a lot of fun on this build - it's completely ridiculous.

 

Bye for now,

 

Nigel

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Amazing attention to detail! If we have Richter for earthquakes, what scale do we have for fiddliness?! Close up photography makes it easy to forget this is 1/72nd.

Cheers

Richard

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Yet more great work Nigel, by the looks of things the shelf rack is about complete.

It really does show how much you are enjoying this build by all the added details you are putting in to it, and I believe we are all enjoying watching your build take place, and learning a lot at the same time.

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Ditto from me, Obe Wan :) 

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Modelling wise today has been entirely concerned with winch construction. I did however add a bit more detail to the bulkhead last night as well as trimming out a blank for the winch frame:

 

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With tin snips and a sanding stick that was shaped like so:

 

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Then folded to shape on my bending tool:

 

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Next I made a start on the winch drum using a length of plastic tube and a 2.5mm punched out disc of card:

 

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With the other send capped off with another disc I then wrapped it with some tinned copper wire to represent the cable:

 

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Next I made a couple of shaped side pieces from some 0.4mm card based mainly on this reference picture:

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With those added I glued in the drum and added the whole assembly to the bulkhead:

 

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The final part (for now) was to add a 1.6mm disc of card to represent the hub drive:

 

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There a few more parts to add but those are best done after painting I think.

 

I think the next job will be to add some equipment boxes to the shelves as per this reference photo:

 

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But now I need to get a baked potato in the oven for my dinner.

 

Bye for now,

 

Nigel

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Good point about all the wiring and plumbing. I think most of it has to be added after painting as it's typically a different colour from the general grey of the interior but some preparation such as drilling of holes needs to be done before then.

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Speaking of paint, how long before you get some primer on? I can't wait to see all the amazing detail in colour!! :smile:

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I think paint is still a way off, there are quite a few more things I need to sort before then. From the top of my head they are in no particular order:

 

Equipment boxes on the cabin shelves

Rudder pedals and foot rests

Cabin seats

Cabling and plumbing in the cabin

Cyclic controls

Joysticks

Wiring on the back of the IP

A bit more detailing on the cabin side wall

 

I am going to book the week after this one off from work and providing the weather doesn't tempt me to spend most of it out in the garden I would expect to be getting some paint on then.

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Wow, that’s still a fair bit of detailing!! :popcorn:

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I was going to tease you and say where is the winch cable? then I saw that you were doing it!

Nice work.

 

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Nice winch Nigel :) 

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OK, a little bit more done before bedtime. On to the equipment boxes I used a 0.4mm drill to drill three holes into some 2.5mm square rod but on the last hole the drill snapped,  fortunately it was well drilled through and after cutting of the section I was able to extract the broken bit:

 

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Those drills cost £1 each so those three holes have cost me 33p each. Actually it's not quite as bad as that as the broken drill stubs can still be usable.

 

Next another box was cut from some 1.5mm card:

 

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That was added on top of some plastic C section so along with anther 2.5mm square box we have this:

 

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That view does not really count of course, what matters is what it will look like when viewed from the side door where we have something like this:

 

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I hope you all liked that.

 

Signing off for now,

 

Nigel

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7 hours ago, Nigel Heath said:

I hope you all liked that.

I liked that :D 

 

Drill bits? Try these Nigel - or any of the 'Carbide Steel PCB CNC' types. The Baron put me onto them and not only are they strong but they 'bite' better than the ones with collars; and the collars don't get in the way!

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Nice scratchbuild interior parts... With regards to some of the seats, I'm rather fond of paper, more easy to cut and fold, and when it is in place and formed, soak the surface in thin super glue , and and it is equally strong as PE. When you do this after cutting it roughly in shape, it can even be sanded then...

 

Soldering looks very good... sometimes a bit heavy on non visible sides. That can be avoided by applying some tin on the connecting surfaces before actually assembling them (pre-tinning the surfaces, the just add some flux, heat them and the connection is made)  

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I certainly like it too!

The boxes look very good indeed and the view from the side door angle shows how effective all of you work will look.

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The level of detail that you have put in is superb. I have not looked at this entry for a couple of weeks, but wow.

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14 hours ago, Nigel Heath said:

Anybody know where Aaron aka @milktrip is? It would be nice to know.

Was wondering that myself, probably stuck on a rig enjoying the best that the North sea can throw at him.

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Ah yes, his own tin island. I was wondering what that meant till I met him.

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