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  1. I'm seeking information on how to convert a 1/32 scale BO-105 M into a CBS version?  I had posted this question several years ago and received the perfect reply.  Unfortunately,  I no longer have that information and could not locate it during a search.  Thank you.


  2. Maurizio,

    I have been away from this forum for a while, but was pleasantly surprised to see your build thread!  Remarkable!  I love the USCG livery and have long wanted todo an HH3F  conversion!  Your step by step thread is the perfect guide!  I too have only1 Hasegawa kit.  I have attempted to get an Attic Resin kit without success...  Funds are non-existent currently to purchase a second kit.  I look forward to additional updates!



  3. That is a Avro Lancaster, specifically a specially modified used to carry the Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb for the legendary Dambuster raids in 1943.



    I stuck Lanscaster AJ-G ED937, the codes and serial into google, and got the link above.

    AFAIK no Lancaster was used as fire bomber, though there was a civilain development, the Lancastrian.




    Thanks for the help! Now that I know what it is, I guess it will become a "What if" project! Since none probably made to firefighting service, a little "artistic license will be ok... Thanks again!


  4. Hi Gang,

    I need a little help. At our recent club show, someone left several models on the table that they had brought to sell. This was one of them. As I am not very knowledgable on WW2 aircraft, could someone assist with identification? I am in the process of crafting a water tank for it to become a fire tanker. As if after being retired from military service, it was pressed into wild fire service. I have no idea of what the water outlets on such an aircraft would look like. Thus far, I am taking Evergreen sheet and Apoxyscupt to craft the tank. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!





  5. Hi Guys,

    I am planning some LA County Fire Department helicopter projects and am in need of INTERIOR reference photos! I have accumulated several exterior shots, but have been unable to locate any close up interior ones. I plan on doing some of the older Hueys, Bell 412's and the newer Firehawks. I plan on different scales(smaller for dioramas, larger for individual display). The only one that I recall seeing was Michael from Austria's stunning Firehawk model in 1/35! Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.


  6. Norbert,

    I have been away from the forum and just saw this thread. I am speechless! AMAZING! The realism and level of detail is just incredible! I am sure to join the long line of people wanting some of these! Fine craftsmanship!


  7. I saw a post where Kitty Hawk is coming out with a UH-1Y. Just wondering what the differences are between the two? I was going to buy a Belcher Bits conversion set, but am curious as to what you rotorheads can tell me? Thanks in advance!


  8. A product available here in the States called "Gator Grip Glue" is great for adhering both clear and photo-etched parts! It flexes when cured so all PE and clear parts to have a "little give", thus reducing the chance of snapping off. Do a Google search for it. It dries clearand holds well. I would describe it as "Elmers glue on steroids"!


  9. Been away from the board for a while. Oliver, you are an "Evergreen Geometry Master"! The things that you do with bits, strips and tubing are INCREDIBLE! Every photo that you post is better than the previous one. It is fascinating and motivating to follow your builds! Even the most engineeringly challenged(me) can learn from your steps and adapt them to our models to improve our techniques. Thank you for sharing your steps! :thumbsup:


  10. Hi Guys,

    Anyone remember the "Rescue Group Build" of 2009? Well, I finally dug out my project from the build. I actually did very little during the build. I am resurecting this build! Here are the original posts and photos to bring you up to speed:

    After much thought, I have finally decided on what will be at least my first project for the Rescue Group Build. I will be modeling the Bell Jetranger 206 that was the first medevac aircraft flown by the Delaware State Police. This program began back in 1971. The aircraft is very similar to the currently available 1/32 scale kit. I am using a Testor's version that was purchased over E-bay a few months ago. Reference photos are very hard to find. The photos below are courtesy of Robert Ward. There is a replica of this aircraft on display at the Delaware State Police Museum in Dover. This replica aircraft was made from a donated military variant. From the photos below, you can see there are differences. As I am told, the replica aircraft was made from photos, and recollections of troopers and pilots who flew on the original aircraft. On a historical side note, I am told that the original aircraft sustained severe damage in a hard landing during 1971. I was unable to find any photos of what the interior configuration was like to include a patient on a back board. Later aircraft were designed so that the co-pilot seat was removeable, and the patient's feet would rest next to the pilot. I am designing this aircraft to accomodate a similar situation.


    This is a really cool picture. I wish that the tail of the aircraft were in the photo. I don't know if this was staged, or spontaneous, but cool none the less...


    This is the Museum replica mentioned above.


    I have started the project, but as my hobby room is in the process of being reorganized. My "photo area" is also not set up at the moment. I hope to have some pictures up real soon. I am really enjoying seeing everyone else's projects and progress!

    Hi Guys,

    Time has been very scarce lately, thus little progress on the project. I did put together the instrument panel. Hope to place some weights in it, and do a little seam filling and sanding over the weekend. Question to anyone who has built the 1/32 scale Testors Jetranger before. I noticed that the base of the instrument panel is not symmetrical. Is it supposed to be that way? Also, I am trying to work out the logistics of glueing the interior parts to the one side of the fuselage, and assuring that they line up with the other side of the fuselage once assembled. Any suggestions? I may post this question over at the general "Helicopter Section" for those not following this group build. Look forward to seeing everyone's progress. As promised, I'll post pictures when there is some visible progress.



    What you are refering to is the "Litter Kit" which actually allows you to put two spacial built strechers in. you have to shut down the machine and let the rotor blades come to a stop, then opne the front door, THEN with a lever, open the "strecher door" which takes the door post from between the front and rear cabins, the rear door has an atttachment point at the rear edge that you hook into, letting the door swing the wrong way.

    THEN you remove the copilot seat, and swing the bulkhead forward. you also have to remove the back seat cushion and back rest from the LH side.

    THEN you can slide in the first strecher, which is difficult, particularily if the patient is heavy...

    You can then strap the patient in using the seat belts and when you close the door again, you reattach the door-post, which also has a notch to secure the strecher in place, close copilot door, and bob-s-yer-uncle!

    It is a pain in the buttocks, but works good.

    One of the times I did this I had to do 2 attendants (nurses actually) one sitting on TOP of the patient administering CPR, and one ventilating. Whilst I flew the machine to a different location before we dropped the patient off at an airplane...

    Here is a shot from the front, showing the bulkhead swung forward, and the strecher in place





    Thanks! I had no idea that the bulkhead swung foreward! It is fortunate, that I simply tried to simulate the removable seat cushion and backrest. Since I haven't glued the cockpit together, now you have me thinking I may make the alterations that you have posted. As it stands now, I just simulated a frame at the bottom of the backrest and side door post. I was going to "place" a folded aluminum stretcher on the back seat. Now that I have photographic reference, I think I will "go for it". One question though. I assume that you could do just the "one stretcher option" and use just the upper one? If so, would the rear seat be covered or converted in any way, or would the stretcher simply rest upon it? Thanks again for your timely and invaluable contribution to this project!


    Not really visible in the picture, but the seat back in the back seat (holy!) is in two segments, the the left is the left and middle seats, and is take out, so you are only left with the passenger seat base and back for the right hand side. the seat bottom sometimes stays in place, and other times is removed.

    THe Long ranger has a slightly different mod, and the door actually folds forward, but is segmented. It does not require the doorframe to be removed, and can be opened with the machine running.

    the stretcher fits on a purpose built rail almost at the top just before the "hat rack" and is locked in place, and it rests on the bar that is visible in the picture.

    The stretcher can be folded in half and put in the "trunk", but if you "ambulance" the machine, the strecher would be in, unless you were loading, as the mod, although only taking about 5 minutes to prepare is a little of a pain to do, and requires you to bring all the extra bits back with you.


    I think that I'll be getting out my razor saw and sheet plastic... Thanks again!


    In the dialogue above, someone said that the interior paint color was a "white with a hint of beige". Mixed up some Vallejo "Offwhite" and "Desert Sand". May put another coat of straight "offwhite" to tone down the color. Pictures will follow tomorrow. Thanks for looking!


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