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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2015, 04:15:18 pm »
Good call on the Pucara fuselage. I would not have thought of that one!

Cheers!  It came to me a little while ago and I did wonder if I could get it to work.  The fuselages are similar shapes, and the break down of the Pucara kit even lends itself to the undercarriage pods.

I would have thought the 5 blade Sea King rotor would suit it, probably too big though.

It's what the real thing did use Flyer, at least the SH-3 system. Probably Simon has found the Pucara fuselage is on the small size, the S-67 was a very big helicopter

Yes that's right, the S-67's fuselage was about 30% longer than the Pucara's.  A five blade might work, but as it's similar in size to the S-70 I thought that would work.

Less work done than I hoped tonight, got the engine pods on top of the fuselage but it took a lot more chopping than I thought it would.  I'm already wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew.....
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2015, 03:59:33 pm »
I was going to use the rotor from the Puma, but I'm missing a blade. :banghead:  I had it not long ago, but I can't find it anywhere.  

If you don't get this finished in time Simon, I can send you a spare blade or two but there's no way to get them to you this week I'm afraid.  I bought a ""mystery"' box of kits at a recent LMS closing down sale, and it had a Airfix Puma in the bunch of kits I got. And as I already have another in the stash, this one could be broken down for spare parts.
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2015, 04:28:53 pm »
Just take the Sea King blades and trim them off a bit.
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2015, 05:51:39 pm »
That is gorgeous. Love the look of the engine housing..... :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 01:58:36 am »
I was going to use the rotor from the Puma, but I'm missing a blade. :banghead:  I had it not long ago, but I can't find it anywhere. 

If you don't get this finished in time Simon, I can send you a spare blade or two but there's no way to get them to you this week I'm afraid.  I bought a ""mystery"' box of kits at a recent LMS closing down sale, and it had a Airfix Puma in the bunch of kits I got. And as I already have another in the stash, this one could be broken down for spare parts.

Just take the Sea King blades and trim them off a bit.

Thanks guys!

Cheers for the offer Robert, but I actually went out and bought a Tamiya SH-60B Sea Hawk kit yesterday!  The idea was to get it together as quick as possible so I didn't want to trim the blades.  As it turns out I think I might have to anyway, even with the Sea Hawks blades.  It also gave me a few other parts that were useful.

That is gorgeous. Love the look of the engine housing..... :thumbsup:

Ah, unfortunately the engine housing isn't the same on my build!  I've gone with side pods nicked from a Mangusta model.  They look a little small, but I'm hoping to add some kind of IR suppressors to bulk them out a bit.

I'm certain I won't finish this on time.  I was expecting it to be a 'plug and play' build but I'm doing a lot more scratch-bashing than I thought.  I've been working into the wee-hours and to be honest I'm just knackered!  I might just continue with this one or put a super-quick build together before the deadline.

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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2015, 04:13:06 am »
You might not finish in time, but it's been a good excuse to get a thought into a build ! And you might as well bash an easy build together in the meantime....might actually help get this one done quicker.

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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2015, 06:19:10 am »
That's very true.  I've had a distinct lack of mojo for well over a year, I've started plenty an finished and nothing.  This build has reminded me that I can just problem solve a build as I go.

I'll have a look at what I've got for a blitz build....
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2015, 06:43:31 am »
Careful, when you force yourself to build something it can turn into work! We all have plenty of that to do anyway.
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2015, 06:44:44 am »
That's inspiring and makes me wonder if I could bash Hawker Hawk trainer (very close shape to the Pucara if you delete the air intakes!) with some heli components for a fast attcka helicopter...? Earmarked for the long idea/project list!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2015, 07:04:24 am »
The One Week builds really can get you out of the modelling doldrums so glad it has Mossie  :thumbsup:

Must admit if I find my motivation lacking I grab a nice simple kit from the stash and build it out of the box for a nice quick build. Gives me the motivation for more messy ones  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2015, 07:25:07 am »
Careful, when you force yourself to build something it can turn into work! We all have plenty of that to do anyway.

Yes, that's kind of what happened.  I'm enjoying it, but I was just worn out and that's not what it's about.

That's inspiring and makes me wonder if I could bash Hawker Hawk trainer (very close shape to the Pucara if you delete the air intakes!) with some heli components for a fast attcka helicopter...? Earmarked for the long idea/project list!  :thumbsup:

Your welcome, I definitely look forward to seeing that one!

The One Week builds really can get you out of the modelling doldrums so glad it has Mossie  :thumbsup:

Must admit if I find my motivation lacking I grab a nice simple kit from the stash and build it out of the box for a nice quick build. Gives me the motivation for more messy ones  :thumbsup:

Cheers Chris, I thin it's what I needed, a modelling kick up the backside! :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2015, 07:36:17 am »
Your welcome, I definitely look forward to seeing that one!

Just a thought that struck me. Maybe mash up a Hawk with parts from the wacky Italeri Mi-28? But that will be another story and not materialize on short notice...

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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2015, 02:52:09 pm »
Sure plenti o folks will want to see :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2015, 07:08:09 pm »
Sure plenti o folks will want to see :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackhawk Lite
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2015, 08:24:26 pm »
We will be nagging you to finish this regardless of the group build. :thumbsup:
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