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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 09:34:39 am »
Well I am having trouble uploading pics right now but it is 90% done, the wings and stuff are one just working on the u/c the it will be ready for paint. I will try to get some pics soon.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 08:26:00 pm »
The first coat of paint is on. It has taken me for ever to upload pics but it is going great, I have got the paint scheme it is going to be a firefighting bird but it wont have a tank on it. Without further ado pictures  ;D



Here is the paint scheme that I am going with.







Well thats all for now guys but it is coming along awesomely.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 11:31:46 pm »
Joshua, that's coming along REALLY well!  :thumbsup:

I can't imagine why it's not been done before.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2012, 12:46:57 am »
Wow!!
That's so spooky, on the Revell kit there is a center vertical fin. I'll add that with some helicopter parts from my stash, and now I know what the Airfix kit looks like.
A great build :thumbsup:

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2012, 01:05:23 am »
Cracking stuff  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2012, 01:19:59 am »
Excellent!  I can really see it starting to take shape now.
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 06:05:36 pm »
Well guys sorry it has taken me so long to put something on here it is because we have been moving this month. But the internet has finlly been hooked up and and work will continue on the rotodyne skycrane.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 06:04:58 am »
Joshua, that's coming along REALLY well!  :thumbsup:

I can't imagine why it's not been done before.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 05:09:59 pm »
wow, a great deal, plus looks great.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2012, 09:34:31 am »
No probs, I haven't even started mine yet, the dreaded 'funk' has settled in.  Hopefully seeing this one done will spur me on a bit. :thumbsup:
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2012, 07:03:46 pm »
Well no pics of the rotodyne skycrane I am going to save them for the big reveal but since I am waiting on the decals to arrive I decided to make two attachments for it, one is a firefighting tank and one is a Forest ranger pod for a crew to work in the forest. I do not have pictures of the tank but I have some of the pod with the basecoat on and did the interior.





Hopefully the decals get here soon but for now the attachments is what I will work on along with some little detail.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2012, 08:18:15 pm »
This is Cool! has a 'Thunderbirds' Feel to it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Hope to see the Final Reslut when You're Done :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 01:49:49 am »
A tip from one who's built a Skycrane already.

Don't rely on the plastic hooks that Revell mould to keep the pod attached to the aircraft! They break off in no time at all, so either glue the thing in position permanently or make four new hooks from wire and use them instead.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 02:00:12 am »
A tip from one who's built a Skycrane already.

Don't rely on the plastic hooks that Revell mould to keep the pod attached to the aircraft! They break off in no time at all, so either glue the thing in position permanently or make four new hooks from wire and use them instead.

Have  you  considered magnets??   Years ago, I saw a Grand Slam  Lancaster   with detachable  ordnance.  It  was  all done with concealed magnets.

That way,  the skycrane  Rotodyne  could carry  a variety of pods and thus keep us all  entertained  as you display your expertise  in a real  Thunderbirds  style  selection of  machinery.
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2012, 05:51:52 am »

Have  you  considered magnets??   Years ago, I saw a Grand Slam  Lancaster   with detachable  ordnance.  It  was  all done with concealed magnets.

That way,  the skycrane  Rotodyne  could carry  a variety of pods and thus keep us all  entertained  as you display your expertise  in a real  Thunderbirds  style  selection of  machinery.

I actually saw a model this summer which had magnets concealed very cleverly like that, Bill could then swap over ordnance whenever and take them off for transporting the kit around in it's box.  The magnet was concealed in the fuselage, with bits of metal inserted in the ordnance.
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