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Hello Again, this is the second of my recent builds, once again built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. I'm not sure I've got the colour right I think it may be a little dark, also I'm not sure the two probes on the nose are positioned correctly and you will notice that the decals have silvered so overall I'm not totally satisfied with this build, please be kind.

 

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Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.

 

 

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Hi,

 

I am no chopper specialist, especially British ones, so I cannot judge on the color and the probes' location!

All I can say is that it is a very well built, clean and precise build of an impressive helicopter! I use to fly in them from Aberdeen when working on the oil rigs, and it was worrisome to see such a big beast land on such a small helipad!

Re the decals' silvering, are you varnishing your model in gloss varnish before and after adding the decals? That should do the trick!

 

Great show nonetheless!

 

JR

 

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33 minutes ago, jean said:

Hi,

 

I am no chopper specialist, especially British ones, so I cannot judge on the color and the probes' location!

All I can say is that it is a very well built, clean and precise build of an impressive helicopter! I use to fly in them from Aberdeen when working on the oil rigs, and it was worrisome to see such a big beast land on such a small helipad!

Re the decals' silvering, are you varnishing your model in gloss varnish before and after adding the decals? That should do the trick!

 

Great show nonetheless!

 

JR

 

Thanks for your kind words. Yes I do apply a couple of coats of Pledge before applying the decals, but I missed a trick with this one, a little while ago I saw a tip on this forum suggesting you smooth the newly applied paint by rubbing down with some kitchen roll or an empty tea bag. Works great but I forgot to do it this time. Live and learn eh.😄

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57 minutes ago, Telboy3510 said:

Thanks for your kind words. Yes I do apply a couple of coats of Pledge before applying the decals, but I missed a trick with this one, a little while ago I saw a tip on this forum suggesting you smooth the newly applied paint by rubbing down with some kitchen roll or an empty tea bag. Works great but I forgot to do it this time. Live and learn eh.😄

 

Hi Telboy,

well, I have never  heard of this trick with the paint! I nonetheless get very little silvering. I just apply about 2 coats of Humbrol Clear Cote (that's all I've got here!)

.The other trick is to make your model look like a collection car before applying the decals! It has to be shiny as hell. I guess a teabag would work alright, or 3 to 4 coats of clear/varnish...

As you say there are always reasons to kick our own posterior...

Still a great Chinook

 

JR

 

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1 hour ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Well done, I have this one stalled as mine was a filler monster, not to be annoying but RAF ones do not have the refueling probe 

Wish I had known that before, it was a nightmare to fit.😂

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