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Offline coolpop6307

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My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:13:20 pm »
This will be my first group build and I want it to be good. i don't have any pics yet and parts are still in the mail. But I plan on making a rotodyne skycrane... yes that is correct a rotocrane or skydyne or something dont know, any way I might a some pics up tomorrow.


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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 04:45:21 am »
This will be good! :thumbsup:
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 07:20:38 pm »
Veddy nice idea!
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 08:30:34 pm »
Okay after parts got here I started with the cockpit as always, I added parts from a skycrane kit to "detail" it.the skycrane parts are the gunship grey parts.



I had to scratch a chair because the dyne was missing one, but here it is in the fusalage


I had to mate the boom operater section in I think thats what they are called  :lol:



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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 01:49:58 am »
Nice to see progress mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 06:20:00 am »
No pics right now but progress has been made some, I been trying to figure out what paint scheme to go with, firefighting (the helicopters transport service one), or a vietnam one. I will work on it as soon as I get home today.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 06:28:51 am »
Interesting idea! Another "why didn't I think of that" project. I'll be checking in on this one.
Army in Vietnam would be just OD green. Why not something more colorful? Arctic resupply of radar sites with big orange panels might work.
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 08:52:22 am »
This will be interesting as I've got the Revell and Airfix kits in my stash.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 07:11:47 am »
Well most of the scratch building has been done.


Here is one next to it's american cousin.


Still lots to do but I thought I would get something on here. Still trying to figure out what paint scheme to do it in.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 07:15:43 am »
Now that is SOMETHING ELSE!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Can't wait to see the fnished article, a Rotodyne variant that's never been seen before.
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 07:19:13 am »
how about the ericson orange as used on the s64e
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2012, 05:14:34 pm »
Well progress is slow (still no pics) but the wings and tailplane have been attached and it is almost ready for paint! I am having to wait for some parts to get here so it might be a week at max.

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2012, 06:47:37 pm »
Looking forward to it.  Great idea. 
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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2012, 08:04:53 pm »
Looking good so far....and for sure, what an awesome idea !

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Re: My first group build : rotodyne skycrane!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2012, 11:30:22 pm »
Great build,
I've done the reverse and added Dyne parts to my Revel S-64, taken from the Revel 1/78 kit and the rotor head & blades of the Airfix kit. I'll fit the Revel jet pods as they look better than the Airfix kit. The undercarriage will remain the same as on the S-64. Ironically my S-64 was already hand painted day-glo orange!!