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Discuss helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft from any era.
Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale
infofrog
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 01:49 AM GMT+7
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: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:32 AM GMT+7
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 - 01:14 PM GMT+7
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 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
Just stumbled across this too. Really nice work; all the effort shows.
Scrodes
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 11:06 AM GMT+7
Wow, I can't believe I haven't seen this until now.


Fantastic build!
drabslab
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
This becomes a reference article on how to build this kit
infofrog
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
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: Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 01:35 AM GMT+7
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 GMT+7
I did attach the wheels . I used epoxy to glue them into place





infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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 GMT+7
your build is awesome .great detail work .
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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 GMT+7
I finished the rotor blade support system

Enjoy

Rick









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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
Little more update on my Blade support system .

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 08:14 AM GMT+7
Update on the blade support system

Enjoy

Rick





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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 01:01 AM GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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 GMT+7
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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GhostHawk
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 01:39 PM GMT+7
Hello:

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

BTW...!