Bell UH-1 Iroquoise, 1:33

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  1. mvink

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    You can also tint the glass using Future brand floor wax with a small amount of food coloring. We do that in the plastic model arena. Just dip the part into a small cup of Future and let it dry.

    Mike
  2. Elliott

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    Rick! Rick!! He said the P-word!!!

    Just kidding mvink. Welcome to a great forum. Great tip too, btw.

    Elliott
  3. SAustin16

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    Flu,

    Outstanding job so far. Very impressive. Can't wait to see the finished product. This may have to be my first paper helicopter purchase. Thanks for a great build thread.

    Austin
  4. ml5716111

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    Hi FLU,

    A few months ago, I found pictures here: http://www.konradus.com/poczekalnia.html

    There you'll find a list of built kits. Search for Bell, and you'll find it.
    But a few minutes ago, I got a 404 error. Try it and if it doesn't work, let me know, and I can upload those pictures here or send them to you.

    Moshe
  5. fluthecrank

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    I´ve got the same error message

    Hi Moshe,

    nice to meet you in the www again, I´ve heard nothing from you a long time. I send you my e-mail adress for the pics in a pn

    Thank´s so far

    FLU
  6. hpept

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    A good alternative to Tamiya paint is glass staining paint. You can find it in any art shop. It's transparent, doesn't leave brush streaks and... stinks like hell!!!
  7. fluthecrank

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    cockpit.........

    Hi folks,

    too much praise !! The point of no return will be the fit of the skins.........

    But today have a look for the cockpit
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    the beginning tail......
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    best regards FLU
  8. fluthecrank

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    something new............

    Hi folks,

    today I tried something new. The nose was not good enough compared with the pics Moshe sent me from an polish build.

    So I tried a new technique.

    I coated with a brush the nose with thinned white glue, let it dry and grind it with sandpaper (fine grain, slowly, soft pressure.........) for 2 or 3 times.......
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    After that I painted it with my aquarell colors
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    but, where is the bunny ???

    Wooh, I cutted the bunny from my security scan.....!!
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    and that´s the result
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    during the dry brakes I built the bench.......
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    Just remember, so it looks before
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    O.K. not 100% the polish level, but a clear improvement

    FLU
  9. Amazyah

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    I like it. I think it is a nice improvement, cleaner, sharper looking! Nice job FLU!

    Russell
  10. Clashster

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    More like the real thing! Great idea and follow through!

    Chris
  11. rlwhitt

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    Great "nose job" FLU, really makes a difference!

    Rick
  12. dwgannon

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    I think it woked. Out standing job on the nose. I am glad you put the bunny back.
  13. fluthecrank

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    the skin..............another word fpr challenge !

    Hi friends,

    here the first parts I was so frightened for..........

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    and the inside box

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    best FLU
  14. Elliott

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    Great work Flu. I used to ride and parachute out of these when in the US Army. Great fun, marvelous machines. Kind of like the old jeeps. Way outlived their original design life, many uses for which they were never originally designed and still serving today. The chopper pilots who earned my respect early on and whom I'll still salute today even though I am retired are medevac, or dustoff, pilots. Bravery and guts don't begin to cover it...

    Anyway, wonderful work bringing back lots of memories. Thanks! :)

    Elliott
  15. Rick Thomson

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    Looking good Flu.

    The interior looks a bit different from the Huey I recall though, when I think back there was ajumpseat facing outward in a recess behind the benchseat on the aft bulkhead. This was on both the port and starboard sides on the Canadian Twin Hueys, likely it was different on the single engined versions.

    Of course my memory could be off after over 25 years too.

    Rick
  16. possm_23

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    Fiddlers Green has a few more helicopters now.....the ones i built went together pretty good....give em a try....:) :grin:
  17. rickstef

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    Rich,

    You are thinking about the D model and later Hueys, those had said jumpseat

    this Fly Model Huey is a B model, Gunship version.

    Rick
  18. Rick Thomson

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    Thanks Rick, as I said I was running on memory there, and the only choppers I really had anything to do with were the CH-135 Twin Hueys. I think that they were the N model in US service.
  19. rickstef

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    yes the -135 is the N model here in the US

    Rick
  20. milenio3

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    I am amazed at your build here. This is great. And new tricks to add!

    Great!
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