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Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor - Done !
« 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.


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.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 04:53:09 pm by buzzbomb »

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 11:35:51 pm »
Good start! :thumbsup:
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #2 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:

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 03:34:49 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #5 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.


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.


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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 09:24:24 pm »
Great! :thumbsup:
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2020, 01:05:30 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2020, 01:12:50 am »
I rather like the "Beehive" (NATO designation) multi-spectrical threat-detector.  ;)
 
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2020, 01:52:19 am »
Cool!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2020, 02:31:51 am »
Like your fans.  Good work,
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2020, 04:57:13 am »
This is looking great  :thumbsup:
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2020, 06:16:06 am »
Like your fans.  Good work,
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Re: Kamov KA-101 Tilt Rotor
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2020, 07:24:08 pm »
What a brilliant idea  :thumbsup: