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marcopreto

1:144 scale SH-3G Sea King (Sweet)

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Here are a few photos of the early stages of construction of the model presently at the modeling bench.
It's a Sea King, produced by Sweet Model, in their usual 1:144 scale. It is a very nice model, but the winch is not that great (compared with the rest of the model).
So with that in mind I also decided to detail some other bits!

The fuselage was glued together with little problem.
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The exhausts were drilled out and a brass tube was glued in an angle.
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The tail rotor was detailed using the blades from the 6bladed rotor (also included in the kit) and a scratch built hub (using brass rod and pe leftovers). You can see the original kit's part on the right.
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I hope to post more soon.

Cheers

 

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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Here's a quick update!

 

The main landing gear is being upgraded. The photo shows the original kit part on the right and the improved version on the left.

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The gear structure was mostly built from plastic rod and thin plastic card. The wheels are the kit parts after being cut from the original part and turned in order to make them circular and concentric with the wheel hub. I'll try to post a step-by-step of this process in my blog, during this next weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Marco Preto

http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

 

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1/144 scale, nice work.  I'm never going that small though.  The old eyes draw the line @ 1/72....and even then i use glasses under an optivisor.

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Well, I could not get away from the idea of opening the fuselage windows!
They were marked with a pencil and carved out, replacing them by items cut from 0.5mm clear plastic.

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Primer was applied to check for imperfections and cover the clear parts (from inside they will show black color. The radar/sensor on the cockpit front was turned from brass rod.
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The winch is also being scratchbuilt (I still need to build the support). The photo shows the comparison between the kit's part and the part I've turned and machined from brass rod. I will make a post (in a couple of weeks, if I manage) on my blog detailing the winch construction.
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I hope to post more soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

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After a few months away from this model (I needed to complete another model), here are a few photos of the small progress done this last weekend.
 
The winch was completed, using plastic card and copper wire (besides the main turned brass part I have previously shown).
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The main rotor was also detailed, scratch building the rotor hub.
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And here is a photo of the model with the wheels, tail and main rotor dry fitted.
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I hope to post more soon.
 
Cheers
 
Marco Preto

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Admire the skills you have for such a delicate scale to build in. Reminds me of train modelling I did in H0, 1/87 comparing to 1/32 I need a microscope for the first, glasses already need extra scope doing 1/32. But I see it as a challenge to pickup one of those 1/144 kits. See how it works for me.

 

Keep up the good modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Robert Jan

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Nice choice of markings, this is going to look really nice when finished up. Again, at this scale, your skills are amazing.

 

Steve

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Beautiful work Marco!

 

That is some of the best work in that scale I have ever seen, ...amazing.

 

Cheer's,

Jeff.

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