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  1. Dadeo911

    Last of the Super Hornet Guides

    That is fantastic! Glad to hear it and looking forward to it. Chris
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    Last of the Super Hornet Guides

    Hi there, Any chance of a reissue on this awesome book? Mine went AWOL. 😞
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Finished putting the decals on the aft cabin area. Looking at the reference pictures I have I made the unwelcome discovery that the walls of the aft cabin are covered with a quilted insulation. http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/awa01/401-500/awa449-CH-149-Spenard/31.jpg http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/awa01/401-500/awa449-CH-149-Spenard/33.jpg I don't know how I missed that. Well that isn't happening with this model. Oh well... Carrying on: The SAR and Flight Engineer seats turned out OK. All put together: Slowly getting there. Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Finished the front wheel well. Went to add the landing lights and realized... I had installed the photoetched pieces backwards. Bad words were said. :bandhead2:/> I just can't think of a way of fixing it. Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    I used the Belcher Bits Decal on the loading ramp and they were really good. Very impressed. Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Thank you for the link and for the compliment about my skills. I am just getting back into the hobby after a long hiatus. There are a lot of amazing additions that weren't affordable when I was doing this up to about 10 or so years ago. I looked at your build as well as Emil's and as you mentioned above have checked out some other forums to find out more about this kit. Looks like I have some serious work ahead of me. I hope I am up to the challenge. Your finished conversion looks really great. How were the decals that came with the conversion from Belcher's Bits? They look really good. I know I'm still a long way off but still curious. I'm hoping to get some work done over the next couple of nights. Thanks for looking, Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Thank you for the compliment. Do you have any advice, having completed this bird? Did you do a WIP of your project? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    I found out much to my displeasure while dry fitting that the Port interior wall is now about 1 mm too long. The instrument panel with the Eduard set added: Here is a shot of the assembled SAR seats and the Flight engineer seat from the Belcher's Bits set. About the only deviation I made from the instructions was to add an I beam on the base of the SAR seats instead of the square beam suggested for support. The square beam is accurate but I like the visual interest of the I beam. I just hope I can do them justice when I paint them. Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    I really wish I was talented enough to paint that level of detail. The panels are from Eduard's very nice interior set. Thanks for looking, Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Thanks Ray. Way slower then I had planned but still creeping along. Chris
  11. Dadeo911

    1/35 HH-60H Rescue Hawk Conversion

    Are the construction pictures on this forum? or can you provide a link to them? Truly inspirational! Great job, Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Hey Guys, So this is not totally forgotten. I have been making some slow progress. Had a major disaster when I tried to do an enamel wash on one of the interior walls. For some reason it started eating the acrylic paints even through a coat of Future. To make things even better when I tried to finish removing the paint the plastic reacted to the airbrush thinner I used and started to melt! Washed it off as soon as I realized what was happening and then finished cleaning it with rubbing alcohol. I had to sand the area smooth and rescribe it. Did a nice wash with Flory Models clay based wash on the top of the nose gear well then realized the whole nose gear well is yellow not grey like all the other Merlins I have references for. So clean that all off and start again. Fresh from the paint booth: The Flory Models wash does an awesome job of highlighting recessed rivets and panel lines. the top panel has the wash and the bottom doesn't: The cockpit almost completed. And you can see the rivets and panel lines in the wall between the cockpit and the cargo area. I hope to add more pictures soon. Thanks for looking, Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    Thanks Emil. I am hoping to get back to work on it on Thursday. I'm doing 3 12 hour shifts an hour away from home so it doesn't leave much in the way of free time to work on it until then. Chris
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    CH-149 Cormorant

    I feel I have accomplished something. Unfortunately that's about it for a little while. I am going to be out of town on business until Sunday night so I won't get anything done until then. Have a great week, Chris
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Great work on the tail! This is super workmanship. Chris
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