Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Sign in to follow this  
DanW

HH-60G

Recommended Posts

Dark Gull Gray should work.  I'm not sure what the actual FS gray color is, but I use cheap primer gray from a spray can and it looks spot on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another question. I was going through the KH instruction and found the third seat between the gunners' seats. I spent a day searching the internet and it doesn't look correct. Based on what I found there should be no seat at all. And for sure not facing fwd but eventually aft. Correct?

2019-09-15_05-52-54

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no forward or rear facing seat in the HH-60G. Sometimes a jump seat is installed behind the FE seats for emergency procedures training so an instructor has a seat but it is only home station and fairly rare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A rear-facing third seat is sometimes installed on Army UH-60s as a Squad Leader seat (like below).  I have never seen one on an HH-60G though. 

 

UH-60A_38.jpg

 

Edited by HeavyArty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, HeavyArty said:

A rear-facing third seat is sometimes installed on Army UH-60s as a Squad Leader seat (like below).  I have never seen one on an HH-60G though. 

 

UH-60A_38.jpg

 

 

It's possible to rotate the H-bar to the opposite position, so you can have this center seat facing to the front. I used to call it "child punishment spot" and we used for some trainning stuff at my unit. It was just like a child punishment spot for instructor pilots as it was hard to evacuate in emergency and visibility is pretty bad. I doubt someone use it at real stuff. It's more commom to have it facing backward for troop commander. You also have a telephone-like PTT from a roof panel, so he can talk to the pilots using his combat gear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is this picture on Prime Portal showing the center seat forward.  However note that there is no right side seat.  I can’t imagine all three seats would be fitted in the way that the HK instructions show them with the center seat forward as there would be almost no way to get in/out of it since it’s boxed in from all sides.  Seems likely that if the center seat is fitted facing forward, at least one of the side seats would be missing.

 

hh-60g_03_of_51.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy masking procedure in-progress 😀. Still need to fill the hitch pockets (not sure what is the appropriate name for these - help please!) with masking fluid and mask the walls.

I plan to paint the anti-skid stripes using the sponge instead of an airbrush hoping to achieve rough surface. Also on some pictures they look heavily worn or even overesprayed with an interior color.

 

original.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is more-less what I wanted to achieve - worn looking, chipped stripes. Painted with a sponge. Weathering and details painting yet to come.

original.jpg

 

original.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Nice looking floor. How did you mask the floor tiedowns? 

Masks???

 

Tim

I cut them using the cutting plotter from Tamiya masking sheet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great.  The FRIES rig fits in perfectly.  One note. Kitty Hawk omitted the three small triangular supports on the starboard side of the ceiling.  In your pic, there are three tringular roof spars on the oustide part of the left side.  These should also be present on the right side.

 

KH_H-60_Ceiling.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Likety like like. Looks great. Have you considered a mid grey dry brush over the black areas up front? It would really help them pop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, AndrewPerren said:

Likety like like. Looks great. Have you considered a mid grey dry brush over the black areas up front? It would really help them pop.

All the cockpit consoles, sticks and seats are dry brushed. Dashboard top cover edges are highlighted with watercolor grey pencil. I do not plan to expose the avionics boxes in the nose so I did not brush them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely work! See you added the chipping around the stanchion wells, you should also put some steel color on the stubs in the well, they are what the seat stanchions and other things attach to and the paint wears off immediately!

 

As to the 3rd seat, it could be for an observer, and to get out you'd get up and go with either CC or gunner. No biggie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Such a great build, and good process so far. Good tips on the sponge effect as well! Quick question, the fuel tanks... are they from the it or aftermarket? I really like the way you've done them and they look amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...