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  1. Live Resin UH 60 external weapon mounts

    The usual Live Resin high standard, excellent. Will these be added to your 1/48 scale Helicopter mounted weapons?
  2. KH 1/35 MH-60R Seahawk

    Either or both a US Navy or Coastguard in 1/35 would suit me down to the ground.
  3. Kitty Hawk AH-6J completed

    Very nice Floyd. Looking forward to you bringing out the updates for this kit.
  4. That's very nice, very nice indeed.
  5. Thanks for the kind words. Tank, I'm looking at modelling the C-64, Sky Crane in 1/35, yeah, 1/35, Part 4 of my Forestale builds. Unfortunately it's proving a uphill slog to find plans or any tech information to build the airframe. My only option so far is to up scale the Revell kit, what could go wrong???
  6. Gertjan, I masked them using Tamiya and Washi tape.
  7. Hi all. Please find my 1/35 Dragon MD500 from the Italian Forestale Corpo, this Government organisation has now been incorporated into the Police and so it seemed fitting for me to model a group of aircraft I used to see on a daily basis when I was working in Italy. The kits is fairly straight forward but I did get the Eduard set for the OH-6 just to jolly it up a little. The decals are from a great guy in Germany, Heli Scale Quality's Bernd is a guy who produces markings for flying models, just so happens his stuff is in 1/35 and even if you can't see what you want, he'll try to help. Bernd's high skids are a real treat as well. Anyway, hope you like my latest model of the Forestale? Thanks for looking.
  8. Harrier and Sea Harrier

    The SAM publications are the go-to books for the amount of detail you'll be modelling. I have both and they are the best. They ship internationally but I'm sure one of the big hobby shops in ten US will stock them. Quick google found this https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/kw/modellers-datafile-sam/
  9. CH-64 Skycrane plans/info

    Thanks guys. Thats some build in 1/48th, stunning. Ive approached Erickson direct so we'll see how that works out. Thanks again.
  10. Hi guys. Fairly new here so apologies if this has been done before. I'm looking for any and all info on the CH-64 Skycrane. Any scaled plans, drawings etc that you're aware of? Anyone on this forum who has connections with this majestic helicopter? Maybe a flying R/C model kicking around? I'd like to look into building one in 1/35, yes 1/35 scale and could do with some referance material, photos are great but drawings give dimension. Thanks in advance for any help.
  11. I know what you mean Rod, not ideal but what can I say. If you do buy the conversion make sure the guy on Shapeways has modified the original. I sent him all the glitches and measurements I found to be slightly out. In addition I've sent more suggestions on how to improve the Rotorhead. I appriciate it's a tad over what I'd normally pay for a conversion, but I got so far down the line in getting the designer to do it I felt compelled to buy. Thanks for the kind comments, motivates me to finish the MD500 of the Forestale.
  12. We will have to see if Italeri adds the resin set as standard or it's another re-release with a £40 addition to the kit price. Also so will Italeri add Sand filters? Time will tell I suppose.
  13. AgustaBell 412EP, Italian Forestale Corpo. Dragon UH-1N, 1/35, gets an update to its big brother. For a while now I’ve wanted to build a AB412, after working on the RAF Griffon’s at RAF Shawbury then meeting up with various AB412’s whilst working in Italy, I’ve held a soft spot for this old timer that’s shown how to adapt without losing its basic appeal. We all know the Dragon UH-1N, don’t we?? Well for those that don’t it’s a heavy weight in rivets and panel lines, mind you so is the real thing. After digging out my notes I set about looking at what was needed to make the leap from Bell 212 to Bell 412. I did make my first school boy error here. I used the Italeri 412 as my base and went from there, mistake. After the first knock back I moved on and decided that 3D printing would help me, and so it did. So here is my 412 after the basic 412 conversion and a few extras via diferant Shapeways vendors, one for the conversion https://www.shapeways.com/product/YRXEFGG24/bell-412-conversion-kit-1-35?optionId=59328741 one for the upturned exhausts https://www.shapeways.com/product/K899H3669/bell-212-412-1-35-bended-exhausts?optionId=64464624&li=marketplace The decals and high skids came from Heli-scale and without these the whole Forestale project wouldn’t have got off the ground, so many thanks to Bernd for those. One more aircraft of the Forestale is due, the MD500. Anyway, here are my usual poor photographs. Thanks for looking..
  14. Hi Chuck, Lets deal with the decals first, Whirlybird models sells three 1/48 decal sheets for the Yellow bird Mk3 Sea Kings, go on his web page and click top right to download his pdf price list. As for the airframe then you should have the majority of the parts in your kit, the Six Blade tail rotor, the correct cutouts for the Windows etc, you will however depending on the level of detail you want to achieve, need to fill certain areas, add a buldge on the port side transmission deck etc. The biggest sticking point would be the Sand Filter. Only later RAF Sea Kings had them and seeing as the only option is buying an off the self Flightpath 1/48 Sea King MK4 conversion set just for the filter, I'd may be think of modelling a 1980/90's Mk3 without the filter fitted. Take a look and make your own mind up, https://www.djparkins.com/product.php?productid=17826&cat=275&page=1 The third option is to see if a old Airwaves Sand Filter or a Model Alliance one comes on the auction sites, however they tend to go for ludicrous money. If you'd like any further help please just pm me, I love the Sea King and spent years of my Naval Career working on both the Mk5 and later on the Mk4. Good luck with your build.
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