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Michael Morris

Mounting flying helicopter in diorama?

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My planning for a Soyuz capsule landing/recovery diorama continues.  I now have a 3D printed Soyuz capsule and an Ark models Mi-8 helicopter.  I have two photo etch sets for detailing the Mi-* on order and I'm getting there with sorting out how I am going to try to recreate the steppes of Kazakhstan in 1:72 scale.    One of the last bits I need to sort out before I start is how I am going to mount the helicopter.  An easy option would be to have it landed, but I can't possibly do this to scale as helicopters tend to land several 100 metres away from the capsule.  They do however sometimes hover very close by just after the capsule has landed, so I'm looking to reproduce this type of scene.  (see picture below).

I was thinking of mounting the helicopter on some form of bent metal rod that would attach to the side of the diorama base.  Has anyone experience of the best way to achieve this?

 

 

 

 

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Thanks

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I have seen a clear acrylic rod used to good effect.

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Posted (edited)

Oh I got that wrong.  I finally found the photo I was thinking of showing a scratchbuilt 1/35th scale Alouette III displayed flying.  Model was made by Kwix on The New Rhodesian Forum. It is mounted on a solid rod.  The methods of showing motion of main and tail rotors well worth looking at.  The flattened grass is also very effective in adding to the story of movement. 

 

49684828967_d29c134ca8.jpgIMG_0325 by tankienz, on Flickr

 

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