Hughes 538, rotorless (finished page2)

Started by Tophe, October 04, 2021, 11:13:07 AM

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I have ordered 2 weeks ago another aircraft model kit, as a hope in the future. And I received it today, so maybe this will be built:
from zenrat's great topic https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=49378.15 :
Quote from: Tophe on June 21, 2021, 01:21:37 AM
I have been inspired:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/hughes500TwBm_e.jpg
(If I ever build it, zenrat should receive at least 10% of the money I will spend for it, for performant advertisement!) ;)
Actually the hope was too much, my 3rd and 4th cancers have been diagnosed last week, but probably I will leave hospital each evening these months to go back home. Doing model maybe a little.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


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Mmm....Hughes "Egg" seems like the Edgley Optica ;D
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[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Here are the parts I plan to use (on the right, on the left will be support to putty): :-\

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5037_h538.jpg
My problem is the lack of rear doors, forcing to build a presentable inside which I have not skills enough to do (I paint in black all canopies to hide the inside).
So I plan to cover these huge holes with putty, and to make that solid and not dissolving plastic, I am going to glue almost covering parts inside. Ahem. :unsure:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Quote from: Tophe on October 08, 2021, 07:20:32 AM
My problem is the lack of rear doors,
So I plan to cover these huge holes with putty, and to make that solid and not dissolving plastic, I am going to glue almost covering parts inside. Ahem. :unsure:
It is not a great success but it works it seems, ready for a small amount of putty:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5038_h538.jpg
+ http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5038_h539.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


Quote from: NARSES2 on October 05, 2021, 06:33:46 AM
Take care Tophe

I'll make Chris' words my own. Hang in there and keep the positive vibes flowing, Tophe.
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"



- I have removed the single boom (twin-boom there is much better, like on the Kamov 26/226)
- I have glued together the two rear fuselages
- there was then a hole where the single boom was, I glued parts inside to receive the putty later
- the 5 rotor blades have been removed from the rotor, either they will make like the initial project but biplane or else: a long span in front, short span for the tailplane
- yes two of the blades will become flat booms but this is not fantasy, just inspired by the Willoughby Delta F
- I notice there is no auxiliary rotor, this is a very modern H-500 NoTar, not mentioned on the kit box it seems:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/201-03-h538.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


2 layers of putty have been put on:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5042_h538.jpg
Uh, now is the problem: my workbench has been transferred in the bedroom and I have no sandpaper, no mask, no cleaning paper to discard dust properly (they are somewhere on another floor, I don't remember precisely, and moving my body with sciatic crisis is almost impossible). I will ask my wife.
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


My wife did not find the sandpaper on the workbench floor but nicely she bought 2 other sheets for me to go on:  <_<

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/h500-09-03-45.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]


First sanding has been done, then putty again and it will be PSR several times: :unsure:

= link http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/IMG_5052_h538.jpg
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]



- 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..


Hang in there Tophe. Bon courage.


Thanks to both of you.
Yes, PSR is not fun but after this little task (and again), the result will justify it (I hope). <_<
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]