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My Spring/Summer project

Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 18:41

This arrived yesterday from Germany in a very big box via a very displeased mailman...  lol



Fear not -- it WILL be getting new paint in the correct OD and markings. I will keep you all updated as it makes its journey from the hangar to the sky...
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Post by (A/229) Chic on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 19:16

I WANT THAT!!!!!!

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Post by (A/229) Rob on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 22:06

Sweet! Is that going to be electric?
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 00:00

Sweet! Is that going to be electric?

Affirmative. 12S. (2 x 6S 5000mah)

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Post by (HHC/229) Skullz on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 00:08

Nice!
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Sat 06 May 2017, 23:10

Started painting today (finally).

Ready for paint:



Painted tail boom with the correct OD color (sorry the pic is a bit dark):



I'll post more as I make progress.
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Post by (A/229) Swoop on Sat 06 May 2017, 23:39

That's awesome...plenty of room for an FPV setup if you wanted.

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Post by (D/229) Hammer on Sun 07 May 2017, 01:19

That reminds me, heres one of mine...not as big as yours though.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Sun 07 May 2017, 01:24

Sweet Cobra. Who makes it?
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Post by (D/229) Hammer on Sun 07 May 2017, 01:55

Kitty Hawk. They also make the UH-1Y version too, and a few others. Best plastic kits Ive ever built, and Kitty Hawk are relatively new to model making.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Sun 07 May 2017, 23:27

More progress in the paint booth today:





More to come.
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Mon 08 May 2017, 09:16

Man your using Krylon to paint it? Thats expensive, surely some OD surplus from the army and navy will be just as good :p
Looking good can't wait to see a video of it in flight Very Happy
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Post by (B/229) ice_crusher on Mon 08 May 2017, 10:01

Which base are you using for the Huey?
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Mon 08 May 2017, 12:17

Cib wrote:Man your using Krylon to paint it? Thats expensive, surely some OD surplus from the army and navy will be just as good :p
Looking good can't wait to see a video of it in flight Very Happy

I actually sampled a few different brands of OD paint before settling on the Krylon camo. It's the closest I found to the actual OD green I was looking for. The others were either a tad too light or dark. At about $8 USD per can, it's not too expensive. (especially when compared to the overall project. what's another $30? Smile )

ice_crusher wrote:Which base are you using for the Huey?

The fuselage came pre-painted from the factory in that god-awful green color you see in the above pics. Initially I had planned to use 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper to prep, but realized doing so might knock down the rivets and other subtle details. I ended up just scuffing everything up really well with scotch brite pads, then cleaning the fuse thoroughly before painting with the Krylon.

Having never embarked on a complete re-paint before, I am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out.


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Post by (HHC/229) GunfighterSIX on Mon 08 May 2017, 12:32

Looks great!
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Post by (B/229) Cib on Mon 08 May 2017, 13:04

I guess I played for the import tax as it's an American brand not commonly available here. I use it for touching up some of my guns
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Post by (B/229) Blade on Mon 08 May 2017, 13:27

(B/229) Cib wrote:I guess I played for the import tax as it's an American brand not commonly available here. I use it for touching up some of my guns

OFF: What kind of guns?

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Post by (B/229) Cib on Mon 08 May 2017, 14:59

Way back in the 80's I was involved in a Vietnam re-enactment society. I have an 8mm blank firing M16A1 a Colt 45 also fires 8mm blanks and my trusty airsoft SAW. I also still have a full set of M56 Webbing including buttpack and a set of LRRP ERDL fatigues and other bits and bobs, dunno what happened to my tigerstripe fatigues or my claymore bag Smile

PS I have hunting rifles too but don't paint them with Krylon What a Face
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Post by (B/229) Blade on Mon 08 May 2017, 16:27

Cool! I hunt too... :-)

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Post by (A/229) Chic on Tue 09 May 2017, 11:10

I don't see a breather mask!!   No

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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 09 May 2017, 11:40

Chic wrote:I don't see a breather mask!!

Trust me.  It was long, slow process, with frequent breaks, in a very well ventilated area.  I played it safe.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 09 May 2017, 19:01

Looking sexier now...

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Post by (A/229) Comanchero86 on Tue 09 May 2017, 21:02

Might I suggest:
A red diamond on the tailboom just ahead of the sync elevators, a "screaming eagle patch" on the vertical fin and nose door, flat black paint on the stinger cover, cross tubes and skids, and nose to include nose door, and last but not least, red skid caps. Oh wait, that was my bird.    Wink
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Tue 09 May 2017, 21:37

Smile Great suggestions!

I think I'm going with a 1965-66 229th A Company slick. "Winged Assault" crest on the avionics door, A Co. blue triangle on the cockpit doors, etc., etc.
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Post by (HHC/229) Dabomb on Mon 15 May 2017, 22:15

Working on the mechanics now. Scorpion 530Kv motor, Castle 160HV ESC and Align high-torque servos for the cyclic and tail rotor.


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