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Here is my entry. The kit was missing some bits. Turned out those were the cabin floor & cockpit. Maybe more, I haven't done a full inventory.

Progress yesterday:

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Jeff

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No floor in the back should not be a problem. But what are you going to do for the cockpit? Paint the glass opaque??

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No floor in the back should not be a problem. But what are you going to do for the cockpit? Paint the glass opaque??

Well, the orange panel is the new cabin floor and the green part to the left of it is the cockpit. I salvaged it from the old CH-3 kit. Some trimming, but it works. I worked more on it all yesterday. I'll post some more pics soon. Probably after painting since it was more ribbing/structure.

Jeff

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Here is my entry. The kit was missing some bits. Turned out those were the cabin floor & cockpit. Maybe more, I haven't done a full inventory.

Jeff

What kinda CREEP gives you a kit that's missing parts?? I mean HONESTLY! :blush:

Edited by kstater94

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The operative word being "gives". I'm not scared. Progress continues.

Jeff

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Progress continues slowly as this past week at work was busy. Prebrief, fly, debrief and repeat.

After adding more ribbing, I noticed from pics that RAF Sea Kings have interior blankets up on the walls. So I added it using white glue soaked tissue. After a coat of grey paint, it looks decent.

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I also worked more on the interior cabin and flight deck. Some struts on the chairs for support and I'm about done since you wont see much more.

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Jeff

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Some progress. Slow, but fun.

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The yellow life raft, first aid bad and knee pad were all made from two-part Tamiya epoxy. Some tape "straps" for the crew are hung from the roof. The aft scanner's seat are wrong, but came from the spares bin and can barely be seen from the outside. Painted orange, they fit the part.

I hope to begin closing it up this weekend.

-Jeff

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Had a slight setback tonight. I intended to join the fuselage halves , but when I attempted to mask off the rear scanner bubbles, I just couldn't get them properly covered. Soooo, out they came. I'll prepaint that area of the fuselage, then reinstall the windows and mask the section. Not the best option, but the only one.

Jeff

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Thank you Sebastijan.

Got the fuselage closed up last weekend. Been away from home this week, so maybe some progress soon. I ended up going with prepainting a portion of the fuselage around the scanner windows. I'll mask outside that and shoot the rest to blend.

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Or inspiration!

Haven't done anything with it since Kansas. Gotta get back on it.

Jeff

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Progress while waiting on some bits for my other project.

Mostly seem cleanup and fitting of external parts.

I'll begin straightening the blades tonight. Hot water and time...

Jeff

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Progress continues. Had to acquire another kit for replacement blades as I ruined one trying to straighten them.

Nearly all major sub-components are attached. I just need some food coloring to tint the upper canopy windows.

I'll post up some pics soon.

Jeff

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Oops. Sorry that this came twise. Can't figure out how to delete this one. :blink:

Looks good so far. :banana:/>

Best regards

Grétar W. G.

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Hope the Replacement worked for you.... looking forward to more updates.

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Had to scrap the build. The canopy was too wide for the fuselage and so it was binned.

I've begun again with the much better Revell AG Sea King.

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What a pity. :o/> It was looking so good.

Thanks. Yeah, but after so much effort to get it that far, the canopy issue could not be overcome. It would have looked horrible. Even from 3 feet ;)

Hopefully some progress on version 2 tonight.

-Jeff

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Didn't finish mine. Travelling for work kept me away from the bench. But I will finish it.

-Jeff

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