lunarhighway Posted April 5, 2021 Share Posted April 5, 2021 Hi all, Having some time over the weekend I was looking for another quick and cheerfull kit to build. Since i build mostely models in a Belgian livery finding kits that come with Belgian decals is always a treat. I've build a few hobby boss kits before and they usually go together very well, and are nicely detailed however not always as accurate as i'd like. the Sikorsky is no exception. I'm no expert on this helicopter, and i don't want to get caught on trying to replicate every last rivet, or try to superdetail it but some things need some attention to better replicate the original. The first thing i noticed was the Belgian chopper had a different door with the window to one side rather than central as per kit unit. It makes sense to have it to the side as this way it will line up with the fixed window when the door is open. I laminated some styrene on a clear sheet so that i could get the resessed handles and the window in one go. at this point i realised some other thind didn't look quite right the surrounds on the other windows needed a more rounded edge and there was a flappy-thingy below the window. the fuel-vents (?) where nicely represented but not present on the Belgian example so they where cut away. as they where hollow i enlarged the hole until it could accept a length or sprue to act as a plug. worse still the side of the real thing was treated my a mad plumber to look like a prop from an alien movie. fortunately marking it all out and running metal wires between predrilled holes made this a fairly easy detail to add next i turned my attention to the interior since the holes for the plumbing along with the ejector pins didn't do the sidewalls any vavours i made and insert to cover what could be seen trough the open door A little test fit to boost moral (and see if the legs and the plumbing would get along later) next i masked all the windows inside and out, Painted the interior black and than misted on some grey to create some depth and added some colour to the seats and switches i also added some dials to the blank instrument panel by drilling some shallow holes. The glazing is rather thick and destorts the view so i cut away one of the sliding portions so it can be posed open later And that brings us to the end of this episode 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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