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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2011, 11:09:13 pm »
Really I was thinking in the substitution of the tail rotor with a new form, like the MD900 or another else.

Pablo, I'm not that clever... the most complicated engineering I ever do to a model, is change the prop or the nose-cone. I'm happy simply 'painting things differently'. Good to know that you're following the build and thanks for the comments.

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 12:42:52 pm »
I'm happy simply 'painting things differently'.

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2011, 03:14:13 am »
hmm, I-H-G!

just how much tamiya masking tape are you getting thru these days?  ;D

do you need emergency supplies sending in?  ;D

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2011, 07:39:03 am »
looking forward to this one Ian...  :wub:

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2011, 04:23:30 am »
Brown on and masked:
















More in a minute !

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2011, 04:26:20 am »
Ta-da !

Masking off, skids & tail on - now it's starting to look like a helicopter !  :drink:
















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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2011, 04:38:51 am »
now that looks smart Ian, any plans on outher stuff to go with it?
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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2011, 04:44:09 am »
Other projects ??  :unsure:

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2011, 08:05:26 am »
Very nice ! I love that helicopter.....

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2011, 09:13:54 am »
 :bow: Awesome!  :bow:

Now I kinda have visions of this turning and burning through Berlin, much like the Cayuse Malcolm McDowell's character used in the helo dogfight in Blue Thunder.  :wacko:
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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2011, 01:02:31 pm »
The man said Ta-Da! It's always inspiring to see your work! :thumbsup:

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2011, 01:08:30 pm »
Now I kinda have visions of this turning and burning through Berlin, much like the Cayuse Malcolm McDowell's character used in the helo dogfight in Blue Thunder.  :wacko:

That, Moritz, was exactly what was playing in my mind when I was planning it !!

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2011, 04:46:19 pm »
Now I didn't see that coming, despite the Berlin Garrison being mentioned!  Cracking stuff Ian! :thumbsup:
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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 - Nearly there...
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2011, 03:47:49 am »
And we're done !

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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. Certainly not one of my best projects but good fun.

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Re: Hughes Defender AH.1 * * F I N I S H E D * *
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 03:53:13 am »
It's all good! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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