Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !

Started by buzzbomb, August 18, 2020, 11:17:58 PM

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More stash ratting.

So what to do with a gawdawful kit like this. Short run, sloppy detail, questionable fit, just.. not good. All I can think of it must have been a good idea at the time when I bought it.

Using the movie Avatar as a bit of inspiration, some work on some tilt rotors. Cutting up the kit rotors, make some rotor cowls by wrapping strip around some Poly Tube.
More evergreen and there we are.

Cursory fix to see if it is working and pretty much, appears to be

I reckon it is worth proceeding with.


[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Almost looks like a copy of the Airfix kit, but it isn't, I think?
Reminds me that I have an Airfix Ka-25 in the stash, too, also for a (more conservative) conversion project.
Looking forward to this one.  :thumbsup:


oh yeah! I'm into this one Brian  :thumbsup: What a great idea and a better use of a sub-standard kit

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veritas ad mortus veritas est


So a bit of a lockdown activity spurt.

First up, the kit appears to be of AModel origin, Scalemates said so and the decal sheet has AModel on it. I suppose if you really wanted to work the parts better, you could avoid some of the more "agricultural" fit to some of the parts. Not really in the scope of this build. Although the surface detail on the fuselage is quite good, fine engraved lines.

So sanded down the excess filler, it may have been a bit over the top and went on to clean up (within reason) the rest of the bits and got it together.

Not 100% sold on the Christmas Light top sensor housing. It might disappear

Bung on some primer to see where more attention is needed. Oh dear. Is more attention needed. There may be trade offs.


[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


looking good so far - doesn't look like there's too much more work needed on t from where I'm sitting  :thumbsup:
Have you got an idea on the kind of scheme your going to paint it in?


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I rather like the "Beehive" (NATO designation) multi-spectrical threat-detector.  ;)
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- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..


This is looking great  :thumbsup:
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Pee on it and walk away!!


Decals my @r$e!