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Title: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: buzzbomb on August 18, 2020, 11:17:58 pm
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.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_1.JPG)

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.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_2.JPG)

Cursory fix to see if it is working and pretty much, appears to be
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_3.JPG)

I reckon it is worth proceeding with.
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Tophe on August 18, 2020, 11:35:51 pm
Good start! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 19, 2020, 12:48:26 am
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:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Madhatter on August 19, 2020, 02:12:07 am
oh yeah! I'm into this one Brian  :thumbsup: What a great idea and a better use of a sub-standard kit
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Old Wombat on August 19, 2020, 03:34:49 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: buzzbomb on August 20, 2020, 09:10:15 pm
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.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_4.JPG)

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.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_5.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_6.JPG)
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Tophe on August 20, 2020, 09:24:24 pm
Great! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Madhatter on August 21, 2020, 12:20:33 am
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?
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Flyer on August 21, 2020, 01:05:30 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Scotaidh on August 21, 2020, 01:12:50 am
I rather like the "Beehive" (NATO designation) multi-spectrical threat-detector.  ;)
 
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 21, 2020, 01:52:19 am
Cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: zenrat on August 21, 2020, 02:31:51 am
Like your fans.  Good work,
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: chrisonord on August 21, 2020, 04:57:13 am
This is looking great  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2020, 06:16:06 am
Like your fans.  Good work,
 :thumbsup:

They are indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: McColm on August 22, 2020, 07:24:08 pm
What a brilliant idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: Doug K on August 23, 2020, 10:39:06 am
Very cool
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
Post by: buzzbomb on August 24, 2020, 04:52:55 pm
Thanks for the kind words

So got this finished, well as far as finished as it is going to go.
Pick a colour scheme, Grey. Boring grey. I made it sort of possible realworld Russian Federation with markings from decal spares.

Quick and slick build.
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_7.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_8.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_9.JPG)
(http://www.modelblokez.org.au/bthpix/whatif/Helo/Helo_10.JPG)

Once I got over short run quality of the mouldings, it did come out ok. They just need a bit more work. Too spoiled these days.
Perhaps I should fire up another vacform to remind myself of what old school modelling is. ;)
Cheers.
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Firefox on August 24, 2020, 09:37:50 pm
Fabulous work! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Old Wombat on August 24, 2020, 09:46:07 pm
Well done, BT! Came out looking good! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Tophe on August 24, 2020, 09:52:47 pm
Very nice! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 24, 2020, 11:56:20 pm
Cool, very nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Madhatter on August 25, 2020, 12:21:33 am
That came out nicely Brian! Well done  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Cobra on August 25, 2020, 12:58:09 am
Awesome Build :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Really looks Cool 7 Almost like something from a Gerry Anderson show or from the Metal Gear Games! Keep up the Superb Work :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: chrisonord on August 25, 2020, 02:15:45 am
That is really cool, you have  done sterling work on the build.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: zenrat on August 25, 2020, 02:46:09 am
Fab.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: sideshowbob9 on August 25, 2020, 03:06:37 am
Nicely done!
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2020, 06:45:51 am
That's come out nicely  :thumbsup:


Once I got over short run quality of the mouldings, it did come out ok. They just need a bit more work. Too spoiled these days.


Does us good occasionally to remind ourselves just how far the hobby has come  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: CammNut on August 25, 2020, 04:46:15 pm
Now THAT I like!
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 13, 2020, 04:19:25 am
Excellent work!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: McColm on October 12, 2020, 02:15:47 am
Wow that's impressive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Scotaidh on October 12, 2020, 02:42:00 am
Looks great!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

As a (former) submariner, I'm very glad the Sovs didn't actually have any of those!  :)  What they had was scary enough ...
Title: Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 15, 2020, 12:49:56 pm
Nicely done.  :thumbsup: