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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2019, 04:25:08 am »
More and more interesting.
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2019, 04:41:47 am »
Scheme is loosely based on this.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2019, 07:47:09 am »
Thought I recognised it. Looks good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2019, 03:46:16 am »
I sourced some transfers for this last night.
An Australian Army Eurocopter Tiger set from Ronin Decals.

Started painting the rotors today.


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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2019, 03:04:59 am »
Transfers arrived today so I cleared the fuselage.

When I de-masked the rotors a couple of days ago the tape removed some of the paint from the yellow tips.  I was going to respray them but this looks like deliberate weathering so i'll claim it as such and leave it be.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2019, 01:44:36 am »
Decals are on and I have painted the crews boots and helmets.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2019, 03:33:53 am »
I've hit a problem.  Its legs are too short (or its wings are too low).
There isn't room to fit a four pack of Hellfires (or the TOW four pack or Rockets in a tube from the Mangusta) between the underside of the wings and the ground.
Oops.  I should have checked that before I put the wings on.
Options include spacing the Hellfires as a single row of four on each side rather than two rows of two, mounting the TOW four packs on top of the wings or using SNEBs instead.
Option two will obscure the kangaroo transfers on the fuselage while option three would seem to not be taking advantage of the power of those engines.
Maybe i'll see what else I have in the weapons stash.  Exocets?  KH-29s?  ASM-2s?  Those Swedish things Airfix put in the Viggen kit?  Prolly al to large also.

After that discovery I started to look at fitting the glazing.
A tip for anyone building one of these in the future.  Check the fit and make any adjustments to the rear side glazing (it fits from the inside) before putting the fuselage halves together.  It would have been a lot easier than doing it with the interior in the way.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2019, 07:06:19 am »
I've hit a problem.  Its legs are too short (or its wings are too low).

I felt this coming when I saw the last WiP pictures.

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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2019, 12:32:46 am »
Problem solved.  I can fit three Hellfires under each wing.  I'm going to save the Eduard resin & etch examples I bought for this for later and use injection moulded ones from an Italeri Blackhawk.
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2019, 03:13:37 am »
Nearly done.  Today I installed the crew.  As I used superglue I thought it best not to also fit the glazing lest the glue fumes cloud it.
I did also fit the Hellfires.  They are close to the ground but there is clearance.  I should get it finished tomorrow or Thursday.


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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2019, 03:20:43 am »
Finished.  Beauty pics soon.
Aerospatiale Oryx Finished 18-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2019, 06:52:14 am »
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2019, 07:03:19 am »
Come out very well mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2019, 11:46:40 am »
Man that looks so good, a Gazelle GTI.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Aerospatiale Oryx
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2019, 04:10:17 am »
Man that looks so good, a Gazelle GTI.  :thumbsup:

Have you hacked my toplap and been reading my draft back story?
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