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  1. I got the modeling itch last night and I got to thinking how long it would take to build a basic dragon huey model, longer than I thought lol. It's coming along nicely with mostly painting left to do. This is kind of what I would want my personal Huey to look like, I like antennas :) Tim
  2. After writing that last post I got ambitious and assembled 24 Pilots and modified them to switch legs, arms. I'm using diorama glue on the connection points. The glue dries to a tacky coating and holds parts together. For my game helicopter crews can fight. Easy switch between legs. The side m23 / m60 is setup with magnets too :D Tim
  3. Busy summer not much time on the bench, but progress continues did about 4 hours today working on the Hueys.. I've also been working on my 1/35 infantry for my game which is new to me too but my painting is getting better. Built the pilot seat frames from scratch and modified the original pilot seats. I used 1mmx1mm magnets on the bottom of the pilot seat frame and the cyclic. Using bigger magnets I got the pilot doors to be in the open and closed position. My First Platoon gets ever closer to being completed. The cabin ceiling, roof and transmission/cover are one piece. The e
  4. I'm curious about the orange elevators, is there a reason for the making them orange? Tim
  5. Looking good. I was going to say she's a little too dirty but I found a pic of a cobra just as dirty :-) Tim
  6. I too also prefer imgur.com too, it's free and the website is easy enough to navigate. Tim
  7. Since it's for this project I'll continue posting my progress here I've decided to go with 6 six Hueys instead of the 20+ and leave the rest for way later down the road. It was way easier to purchase these dragon Hueys than it's to make them somewhat looking right lol. I'm going to have a platoon of an AHC and two as Medevac. Once these are done I'm hoping the UH-1Cs are fairly straight forward and can be done in weeks not months like the dragon Hueys.... Same goes for the OH-6A. The CH-47A cabin does look like challenge though but I'll git er done. I did have all my dragon Hueys packed up rea
  8. OH-6's only had one pilot? Tim
  9. Accomplished a big hurdle today with this project by being able to hang a Huey from a clear sheet, have it so I can move it along the sheet and still have the main rotor turn. So excited!!! I used a 1/8 aluminum tube to replace the rotor mast, 3/32 metal rod to go through the rotor mast and a nut with some washers to secure the Huey. I used a 5/16 wood dowel to connect the 3/32 rod to a magnetic ball. I used wood to keep the weight down. I'm using two neodymium magnet balls to glide along the plastic sheet and the dowel for now is connected by rubber bands screwed to the dowel. I didn't t
  10. Thank you all for your service and thank you for sharing your experiences from Vietnam. Tim
  11. I've spent at least 6hrs working on a 1/35 UH-1 pilot and I was hoping to hear from guys who've built their own custom seat. Share ideas and maybe help the next guy. This is most I've customized a seat and first time using brass. It's coming along but a work in progress still. Thankfully there's lots of reference photo's out there but at my skill level, doing an exact replica even in 1/35 scale is near impossible. The two hardest things for me so far it the bottom holder for the armor plate and the holes for the seat belts. I did try the bottom holder with brass but all I managed to do was sli
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