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Tgoetz

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  • Birthday 04/22/1968

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  1. I spent all the time redoing the rotor head, so couldn't ignore the poor quality of the kits rotor head cover, so vacuum formed a new one and scratch built the OADS probe, which is not included in the kit. (note, the probe is not glued yet which is why it's not straight). Todd
  2. I think you hands must be humongous! Very nice work.
  3. Finding space to display this beast at this scale won't be an issue. Are you going to keep the rotors folded?
  4. The USCG MH-60J has those open exhausts also...just saying...Kitty Hawk.
  5. Welcome to ARC. Great first post! I'm a Flight Nurse/Paramedic and also enjoy modeling helicopters in colors other than olive drab. Don't take the lack of civilian helicopters personally. The manufacturers need to make money on their products and the civilian aircraft just don't make the cut most of the time. Luckily, most of the military aircraft are based off a civilian model, or maybe it's the other way around? I don't recall the company, but a Bell 407 was possibly in the works. As for decals, that is a tough one. John (forum name Air Medical) is also a EMS helicopter fan and I think might do some custom decal work. Good luck and enjoy the forums. This is a great source of information, knowledge and craftsmanship. Todd
  6. Quick update on the rotor head. Very pleased with how it turned out.
  7. Simply amazing. The quality of the build is just as impressive as the finishing. That paint job is very nice!
  8. Like many I suspect the COVID pandemic has given me a little time on the workbench. The interior is done with the exception of the the door mounted gun and .50 cal that can both be put in place at the end of the build. So, I turned my attention to the main rotor, which needs a lot a work. I feel the main rotor is a focal point of helicopter models since it's the first thing you see when you look down on it. Out of the box with work it might be okay, but I just couldn't live with it. Here is the real thing. Here is what the out of the box gives you. And here is what I have so far. I still have a ways to go, but the Starflex hub turned out a lot better than I thought it would. I think the upper and lower sleeves (think that's what they are called) need to be thinned a little. I also need to confirm my plan to attached the rotor blades will work. Thanks for dropping by and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Todd
  9. Outstanding in any scale, but 1/72...just wow! Thanks for sharing.
  10. I'm all in with this. Hope they can pull it off.
  11. There's more lumps and bumps on that thing than a...I better censor that. But I like it.
  12. I think we all get this all too well. I still can't believe I started this build four years ago. Although, with the interior done and the doors just needing paint, I'm hoping the rest will go a little quicker. At this rate, I'll have to live until I'm 180 to finish just half of my stash.
  13. Thanks Spirit, I was hoping you would chime in with the correct information. Did you finish you build?
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