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Building report about a Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane in scale 1:32, which can then fly

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Besides, there are always some parts that are used later on in the Forestale Skycrane. Here is the big tool box between cabin and water tank. I drew a scaffold and had it printed.





This is covered all around with matching pieces of foil. Then cut off the overhangs.



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Now the phase of filling and sanding begins. I use Spantan-A nitro filler from Bindulin.
The transition from pulpit to main trunk is generously filled.





Unevenness is also levelled out at other points.



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Some really nice work here. Not my scale but it will look awesome when done. How I wish to see this one day in 1/48th. Built the Revell kit many years ago and that was small but very nice.


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Thank you very much. I have already thought about turning the drawings into a 1:48 kit. But many details then become too thin to print, so that in many details then nothing.
The Revell kit was 1:72 and an A-version, especially in the details of the superstructures not very close to the prototype.

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This engine mount is specially designed for the Turnigy 2211. I glue foil pieces on the sides until it fits neatly into the tail.





Adjust until it fits well, especially on the sides. Then first fix it in place with UHU Allplast, then glue it in place with superglue after alignment.

That's what it looks like up close. The holder has an opening for the cables to pass through.



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The Forestale version has a knob (radar?) at the front. It is available as a foil part.
Cut it out, adjust it, glue it on.





The details are completed with a spatula. That's what it looks like in the end. Rest makes color.



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The hull is not a big hurdle for a scratch builder. And all the attachments are available (except the rotor head). But it is not a cheap task because of the many 3D printed parts.

Wafu (Ian) builds a Skycrane in 1:35. The printed parts can all be zoomed to this size.

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The entire fuselage is now sprayed with white. Everywhere, not only the later white sections.





The later white sections are sprayed several times with the white until a good coverage is available.



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The large white areas on the rear tail are masked. At the edge with masking tape from Tamiya, in the area with painter's masking tape.

Only Tamiya masking tape is used on the outriggers. Here you have to pay attention to the vertical surfaces.




The underside of the pulpit also remains white. Here you have to look carefully from several sides when masking.



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I wish mine was as advanced as yours😃







Please excuse the 'clutter' on my bench.


Its looking the part now she has paint on the airframe.

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I also wanted to build 1:35 first. But the fuselage was too small for the adapted mechanics of the Blade 230S. My fuselage is now 64 mm wide, the used main gear has 60 mm! The original 230S has 70 mm.


Only later did I notice that the transition of the colours above and below is not straight, but angular. So mask again and inject the corners again.





Also the green angle is sprayed again and then the defects are removed.



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During the breaks, the add-on parts are also completed and painted one after the other.
The engine consists of three larger parts. The middle one is printed "polished", the other two "smoothed". You could also print the middle part "smoothed", but that costs almost three times as much.





The parts are glued with superglue.  Then colour comes along, as it looks in nature.

The (3D printed) editions are glued to the engine. They secure the correct position on the fuselage. The exhaust pipe must be slightly inclined.



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