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Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale
infofrog
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Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 01:35 AM 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









infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:57 AM UTC
I did attach the wheels . I used epoxy to glue them into place





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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:54 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 - 01:31 PM 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 - 11:58 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 - 04:32 PM UTC
your build is awesome .great detail work .
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 07:53 AM UTC
Looking good. Glad you are back at this one. It should turn out nicely.
infofrog
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 03:54 AM 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 - 08:09 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 - 09:42 AM UTC
I finished the rotor blade support system

Enjoy

Rick









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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:11 AM UTC
Little more update on my Blade support system .

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 08:14 AM UTC
Update on the blade support system

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:01 AM UTC
Thank you

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

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:59 AM UTC
Fabulous build, really. Love the engine, and seeing work outside my area of interest (WWII).
infofrog
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:50 AM UTC
I had some silvering pointed out by my friend Heavy Arty
I tried to fix the silvering . Looks better not perfect but better

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 01:39 PM UTC
Hello:

Very nice work, so far...! I like it...!!!

BTW...!
infofrog
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:26 AM UTC
I finished the second color . I thought it was little bright, like it stuck out like a sore thumb . So I took some Light ghost gray, highly thinned. I then sprayed that to tone down the Med. ghost gray .

I believe it looks so much better .

Enjoy

Rick




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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 02:44 AM UTC
I started the paint process which is a two tone . The main color is down . I need to add second paint color .

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 06:42 AM UTC

I spray some black primer , then put into a heated dry box for couple hours . Now I will let this set for few day to make sure the primer cures good .

Enjoy

Rick



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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Thank you

I'm ready to spray some Black primer on this today ..
Enjoy
Rick










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Posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 - 03:47 AM UTC
Awesome! having instructed on the fight controls on the "E" (rigging and such I must compliment you on showing the vast complexity of the rotor head. I approach 6' ^" in height and crawling/stepping around and over that monster is/was a pain. If you can try and find a picture of a dirty "E" before you finish it. and operationally the fuselage aft of the engines when all is done... is liberally sooted with soot. The engines are true smokers. (You can see the exhaust minutes before you see the Helo, if it is coming toward you)

Wonderful build

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 11:46 AM UTC
Rick,

So much detail. So are you refining scale JP4 to run that engine? Looks like it could fly!

Nigel - good lil' buddy.
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Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 09:42 AM UTC


I installed this front part not sure what it is with two electric cable or hydraulic hose .

Maybe someone will let me know

Enjoy

Rick