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Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« on: June 09, 2017, 04:04:02 am »
This is the Tamiya rebox of the 1/72 Italeri kit.
I painted it as per the RAAF scheme provided with the kit.



I added white metal crew (elhiem figures) and couldn't resist making one of them a secret police/MiB type.  The weight of the crew plus a layer of heavy glue under the floor are needed to keep the tail off the ground.


And here is little Huey with big Huey (1/35 Dragon).

« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 04:05:54 am by zenrat »
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 04:55:17 am »
Cool! :mellow:

I have the UH-1N & AH-1W in 1/35 ... Wonder if I'll ever find the time to build them? :unsure:
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 04:56:28 am »
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 05:50:14 am »
Thanks blokes.

Guy - the big Huey is the Dragon (ex Panda) UH-1D.  Glass is about a scale foot thick and the crew don't fit without surgery.  It was the first non-car model I built in about 30 years.  You should build your big choppers.  :lol:
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 07:47:44 am »
Nice ! Hard to not build it in that paint scheme eh !

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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 08:07:11 am »
Nice, but your MiB looks more like a MiW (Man in White) if my eyes aren't worse than usual.  <_<
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 08:14:12 am »
Come out well mate
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 04:48:52 pm »
Very nice work as always, Fred!  :thumbsup:
It's one of the choppers i wanna build, a gorgeous classic. Would also like to build the Puma, Alouette III and either the OH-6 or MD-530F Cayuse, maybe even a but first i'll have to buy the kits... the Afghan Cayuse looks very good... https://goo.gl/images/qLivNg
The Kittyhawk 1/48 AH-1Z has also been added to my to-buy list... :wub: And i've always imagined the Dolphin/Dauphin armed to the teeth in a military version so that's another one i'll have to buy, too! :rolleyes:

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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 05:27:10 pm »
Thanks folks.

Loopy - he has taken his jacket off (I should have made one  to hang on a hook behind his seat).  The pilot is in shirt sleeves so it is obviously a warm day.   :mellow:

Eagle eyed viewers will have spotted that this isn't quite finished as I haven't attached the aerial to the tip of the tail or the skid to the end of the tail boom or painted the warning light behind the rotor post.  All of which I didn't spot I hadn't sone until I started to clear the spare parts out of the box.  D'oh!
It's not a bad kit although you do lose all the rivet detail off the nose when sanding the join there.  Detail isn't bad and no filler was needed.  I can see myself building more.
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2017, 05:54:38 am »
Very nice Fred  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

During my 'build all variants' theme time, I bought just about every Huey variant (in 1/72) I could with the intention of building all of them. Should get on with it ---  :banghead:
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Re: Warning Real World - RAAF Huey UH-1B
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 02:34:55 am »
Thanks Kitnut.
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