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54 minutes ago, HeavyArty said:

Slowly.  I've been bust with other things lately.  I hope to get some done over the next few days.

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I am still on some stuff from Adriatic models.

I started looking at the tail rotor blades. Need to insert small brass rods in the two blades and into the hub since not enough gluing area for the blades to be strong enough.

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5 hours ago, flyingdragons75 said:

Are the Wessex and H-34 cockpits the same? Please advise

 

Yes, just a different instrument panel, which is included in the kit as a "Not Used" part.

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I have made a little bit of progress.  I completed the basic interior and haver painted it.  Waiting for paint to dry to proceed on that.

 

In the meantime, I have been working on the 3D printed nose.  It is very detailed, but missing the intake screens and internal parts that can be seen behind them.

I added the firewalls and a basic engine fan and drive shaft inside.  The engine fan is a little small, but for what you can see, it will do.  The firewalls are 0.020 styrene, and the engine fan is a couple left-over fans from a couple Tamiya M26 Dragon Wagon kits.4c5377958b67d2c744facfc4ffa5945f5f9eb64f

 

For the intake screens, I ordered PE screen from Royal Model; Medium Hexagonal Mesh (#469).  I made a template for the screens by enlarging a 1/48 UH-34 PE fret to 1/32.  I then used the paper templates to cut the Royal Model mesh.  It was pretty close and only required a bit of finessing to get them to match the openings on the 3D nose.
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I also made a recessed "bucket" to place the exhaust pipes into.  I used a kit part for the wheel hubcap used on the British version that is excess to the UH-34.
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More to come soon.

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31 minutes ago, HeavyArty said:

 

I have made a little bit of progress.  I completed the basic interior and haver painted it.  Waiting for paint to dry to proceed on that.

 

In the meantime, I have been working on the 3D printed nose.  It is very detailed, but missing the intake screens and internal parts that can be seen behind them.

I added the firewalls and a basic engine fan and drive shaft inside.  The engine fan is a little small, but for what you can see, it will do.  The firewalls are 0.020 styrene, and the engine fan is a couple left-over fans from a couple Tamiya M26 Dragon Wagon kits.4c5377958b67d2c744facfc4ffa5945f5f9eb64f

 

For the intake screens, I ordered PE screen from Royal Model; Medium Hexagonal Mesh (#469).  I made a template for the screens by enlarging a 1/48 UH-34 PE fret to 1/32.  I then used the paper templates to cut the Royal Model mesh.  It was pretty close and only required a bit of finessing to get them to match the openings on the 3D nose.
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I also made a recessed "bucket" to place the exhaust pipes into.  I used a kit part for the wheel hubcap used on the British version that is excess to the UH-34.
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More to come soon.

Are you adding the framing on the screens?. I will on mine . I was going to cut the mesh to fit into the slots but after reviewing the photos it's not done that way. Did u anneal the mesh before?

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Framing is still on the "to do" list.  The mesh is very soft and I did not need to anneal it.  It bended around the curves quite easily.

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Looking good, Gino.  I got to see this old girl when she was undergoing restoration at Blastoff Inc.  Here are a few pics that might be useful.  I Have pics of her at the Museum as well if you need them.

   Ray

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Rotorman said:

 Ray.

Any more photos of the Fan area?

The Fan area?  Not sure what you mean, Oliver.  The engine compartment?

 

Gino, you are most welcome.

  Ray

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35 minutes ago, rotorwash said:

The Fan area?  Not sure what you mean, Oliver.  The engine compartment?

 

Gino, you are most welcome.

  Ray

Yeah behind engine

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Still slow and not much progress

 

Since the Lightning have won the Stanley Cup (again!!), I will have more build time now.

 

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I'm slowly making progress on this one.  I have been working on the cabin recently.  I installed wiring and the troop seats so far.  I made the seats out of the kit provided frames and fabric made from red card stock paper with the seat pattern printed on it.

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I also have some of the detail pieces started.  These are the pilots' seats and fire extinguishers that will be in the cabin and cockpit.  There will also be various bags, ammo cans, and a couple M14s in the back.

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Next up is to start detailing the cockpit.
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