Floyd S. Werner, Jr. Posted July 24, 2014 Share Posted July 24, 2014 Here is the first installments Werners Wings/Storm Miniatures 1/35th MH-47E Conversion Online Build Before I even begin Id like to personally thank some people who have helped make this project happen. First off and certainly the biggest reason for this conversion is the outstanding work of Andriy Bass from Storm Miniatures. Most of the work that you see here is his. Without him and his dedication this set would not have come to fruitition. Then there is Norbert who did some CAD work that helped out immeasurably. There are some people who are behind the scenes that either helped with casting and with information. You know who you are. Thanks for your expertise in casting. Thanks to the guys who provided information and for your service. This set is dedicated to you and your fellow Night Stalkers. It is time to start building the Werners Wings/Storm Miniatures 1/35th MH-47E Conversion for the Trumpeter CH-47D. Many have asked if they can use the CH-47A, unfortunately no you cant, the rear pylon is totally different. Here is a picture of the Werners Wings/Storm Miniatures Conversion set Here is the list of what I have so far for the build. Trumpeter 1/35th scale CH-47D Werners Wings/Storm Miniatures MH-47E Super Conversion Eduard CH-47D Cargo Seats Cobra Company Aft Pylon Upgrade Cobra Company CH-47D Upgrade Legends M-134 and Master Barrels Turned metal barrels. I have listed these two until Live Resin releases their remarkable sets for this conversion. Aluminum tubing ¼ by 19 long. I used K&S but any aluminum tubing will work. It MUST be aluminum. There will be some scratch building that the modeler will have to do but weve tried to keep that to an absolute minimum. Obviously any conversion of this magnitude is only recommended for experienced modelers. Before I began I looked over the photos and there are some things that can be done prior to even receiving the conversion set. Things in red need to be removed by cutting and sanding. Items in black are either a place for a conversion part or are panels that need to be added by rescribing. All of these things are easier to do now while the parts are separate. Starting on the left side. The forward fuselage requires removal of a few antenna mounts. Mid to aft fuselage. The big thing here is the removal of the bumps for the clothesline HF antenna mounts. The MH-47 has a smaller antenna. Left side Aft Pylon. This requires some rescribing on the panel lines. The grill needs to be filled. There are also a bunch of parts that will eventually go on back here. This area will be built up shortly so you can see what gets added and what gets filled. An item that may or may not be there on your particular model is the enlarged rear windows. Im going to add them to both sides so you can see how it is done. I have pictures that show bulged round windows on both side, some with just a single window on the right side, and finally both sides with the enlarged windows. So either check your references or go with what you are comfortable with. Personally the norm appears to be both enlarged. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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