Bell UH-1 Iroquoise, 1:33

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Hi folks,

    my next project is launched.

    I´m not sure if it will be a good choice because I found no complete building reports.

    The print is very acurate, the instruction drawings are looking o.k. so far........

    best FLU

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  2. yaniv

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    cant wait to see your work :)
  3. rlwhitt

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    Ah, this will be a good one Frank! Haven't seen many choppers built.

    Who is this by?

    Rick
  4. cmdrted

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    Great choice! This was one of the 1st 5 printed models I ever bought, it is still at the bottom, because it looked so complicated! Looking back I now see what they want you to do, so this will be great watching you bring it to life!
  5. ml5716111

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    FLU,
    If this is Flymodel's kit, than on Konradus's site there are pictures of the completed kit. I do not remember the url, but I have those pictures, (I accumulate pictures of kits that I want to build). If you need, I can send them to you.

    Moshe
  6. fluthecrank

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    the formers.......

    Hi folks,

    I won the first battle with these formers....:grin: :grin:

    Everything fits well so far. No bigger problems. I used 0,5mm card for stiffening the formers. To harden the edges I used glue for plastic kits, then I grinded the formers.

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    and my pastel chalks I use (not only) for weathering ..
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    best FLU
  7. cmdrted

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    Excellant start!
  8. fluthecrank

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    the skin.......

    Hi folks,

    it seems that the skin fits well. All parts not glued.......


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    flu
  9. cgutzmer

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    SWEET! A chopper!!!
    Chris
  10. dwgannon

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    Flu,
    I can't wait to see this one. I got the frame assembled. I could not get the skin on just right. Had some major problems on the doors. But this was two years ago. I think I took on more than I should have. I have another one setting here. I have decided to wait. I am currently doning the Modelarz F-4E Phantom II. Sorry no pics the camera is still packed away. I will be moving into another house in the next few months.
  11. fluthecrank

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    The instrumentation and pedals.....

    Hi friends,

    just have a look for the instrumentation and the foot pedals

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    the roof windows are made of a pudding cream potty......(you understand what I mean ??)
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    @Golden Bear, sorry I forgot the publisher in the headline, it´s a Fly Model !!

    best regards FLU
  12. Rick Thomson

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    Danone or Zott pudding?

    Is this a single or a twin huey? I mostly avoided having anything to do with choppers during my time in the airforce, but I did have a bit of experience with the twin huey. I recall one time when we were putting one into the hanger at the end of the day (the transport wheels attached to the skids and jacked into position, a young Lt. came along and asked us why we had nobody riding the brakes on that aircraft...we just about pee'd ourselfs laughing at that.

    Regards,
    Rick
  13. airbob

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    Flu,
    Nice job on a real ubiquitous chopper...I flew on these baby's lots of times in 1966-1967 in Vietnam...lots of the 1st Cav "hueys" landed at our signal compound at Bein Hoa....a "hell of a ride" each time...thanks for undertaing this build...a real tribute to us old RVN vets....your skill is legendary:yep: ....Bob out...
  14. cmdrted

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    Very detailed build, good job, keep at it, Sehr Gutt!
  15. fluthecrank

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    Thank´s for the prais....

    espacially for the guys who know the heli not only as a model !!

    The first deep impression of the huey I got from the film "apocalypse now" perhaps someone knows it too. As mentioned before some even know the reality...............

    Anyway, here is a pic from the potty
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    and the first cab glasses....
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    I have to retouch the skin a bit......the skins and the windows of helis are quiet complexe, so these shapes are the real challenge (at least forme)

    what´s your opinion of the build so far, espacially the windows ?

    FLU
  16. dwgannon

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    Flu,
    Your doing an outstanding job. I would like to see the upper two windows in the Green shade. Just not sure how that could be accomplished.
  17. fluthecrank

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    Hi out there......

    does anyone know pics of a ready build huey??

    Thank´s FLU
  18. airbob

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    Flu,
    OUTSTANDING! WUNDERBAR!!!
  19. fluthecrank

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    copilots seat

    Hi friends,

    today I show you copilots seat ..........

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    FLU
  20. rmks2000

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    Beautiful work!

    To answer dgannon's question, the canopy glass could be tinted using acrylic paint. I know that Tamiya makes paint for aircraft lights that is very transparent. Or you could thin enamel paint similar to a wash. I'm not sure if water-based paint would adhere to the plastic as well.
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