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Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 04:18 AM UTC
Congrats Rick, it turned out great in the end !
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 02:55 PM UTC

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your build is great ,love all the deails you did .very nice work .



Can't say better than this. I am glad you persevered with it so we could enjoy the finished build.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:30 PM UTC

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your build is great ,love all the deails you did .very nice work .



Yes, this model is setting a standard. I have it marked as THE build log for when I start my own CH53
bat-213
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:49 AM UTC
your build is great ,love all the deails you did .very nice work .
infofrog
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC
I finally finished the CH-53 .2 1/2 plus years in this build .
Will I built . Engine , Blade Supports , Rotor head piping , The list is way to long . The rear end piping hinges . A skid with Cokes , Diet Cokes ,Mt Dews , Pepsi and water
Enjoy
Rick
Better photos Sunday















infofrog
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 06:49 PM UTC
Thank you all for the kind words .
I have the bird Matt clear coated . I took off the tamiya tape that has been applied for 2 years . I was worried it would not come off, but to my surprise it released with no issue . I still have some smaller things to finish . I hope i can finish this now
Enjoy
Rick







infofrog
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 06:32 PM UTC
I have the rotor head all finished . I also softened the weathering up a tad . I will be applying Alalcd Matt finish later today .
Enjoy
Rick







infofrog
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 06:14 AM UTC
thank you all
This has been on/off build for some time . This round I will finish it
Thanks
Rick
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 04:43 AM UTC
Just stumbled across this too. Really nice work; all the effort shows.
Scrodes
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 04:06 AM UTC
Wow, I can't believe I haven't seen this until now.


Fantastic build!
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
This becomes a reference article on how to build this kit
infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 07:00 PM UTC
I have the blades attached , I still have the little more work tell they are finished . I need to work on the ramp , pallet and windows . Then Matt clear coat . I am really starting to enjoy the looks way its going .
Enjoy Rick






infofrog
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 06:35 PM UTC
I CH-53E clear coated , then applied oil wash . I tried Florys wash . Not working to well for this project . I also broke off the engine door . I may reattach it or use white glue to glue it on lower walk way . So the engine can be seen better
Enjoy
Rick









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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:57 AM UTC
I did attach the wheels . I used epoxy to glue them into place





infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 02:54 AM UTC
Thank you all

Well I lost the rear tail light . So I need to make one. Looks like the punch set is back out . I hope it turn out good .This is not a finish project yet
Enjoy
Rick








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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 06:31 AM UTC
Just saw this here and all I can say is...I need to build mine as it looks amazing. You are doing super and the end in near and it will look awesome! Keep up the good work
drabslab
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 04:58 PM UTC
Pretty awesome.

I have one of these in my stash as well, it looks like a heavy job to build one of these.

Just stick o it, you will be very pleased when this one is done
roygdarwin
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 09:32 AM UTC
your build is awesome .great detail work .
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 12:53 AM UTC
Looking good. Glad you are back at this one. It should turn out nicely.
infofrog
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC
I know its been a long time since I posted to this build . I got burnt out on this build and the forums . So I drop out for some time . i just built my own models with out any forum .
with that siad . I have the ch-53 BACK OUT .

I have the engine finished and installed . Its ready for the decals and weathered down .
Enjoy
Rick







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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC
I been working on the rear folded area . Not sure what thats call or proper name .

I installed the fold tail . I added some hydraulic lines ..

Enjoy

Rick







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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:42 AM UTC
I finished the rotor blade support system

Enjoy

Rick









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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC
Little more update on my Blade support system .

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:14 AM UTC
Update on the blade support system

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:01 PM UTC
Thank you

Working on the blade support. The kit only has 2 support braces . I need to make Several braces now .

Enjoy

Rick