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Revell 1/24th UH-1B
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:42 AM UTC
I am starting a build of the New/Old UH-1B in 1/24th scale, just going to do some detailing here and there to make a nice Huey.



starting with the figures, first I sculpted the visor of the helmet in the down position. Then the helmet will be hollowed out and a new head will be sculpted to fill it.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:43 AM UTC
I did a little bit on the figure of the pilot, rolled sleeves and a more accentuated collar.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:48 AM UTC
the kit comes with some pretty good M-60's for the quad XM-6 gun system, so I modified one of them to make hand held M-60's for the door gunners.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 06:50 AM UTC
lots of cool paint jobs for B model Huey's so lot of pictures to look over to choose one.
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 08:18 PM UTC
progress on the interior, the kit is an old one and some of the parts are showing that age, but it is still pretty good. I am modifying the bench seat in the back as it will be so easily seen thru the large cabin doors, I scraped off the seat belts and used some tube to make the frame and added some brace tubes to the bottom, I will cover it with tissue to represent the canvas seat next
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 08:18 PM UTC
overall view of the interior so far

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 08:04 PM UTC
bench wrapped in tissue and ready to paint. Hope it turns out ok.

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 10:12 PM UTC
IP and center section instruments and controls on the kit are a bit sparse so I redid them.



HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 01:06 AM UTC
Looking good so far. It will be interesting to see what you do with this old dog of a kit.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
wires and switch levers



DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
starting a gunner to go in the back seats
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 07:49 AM UTC
progress on the gunner



infofrog
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:28 AM UTC
I will be watching this build . This was my first build . 1 1/2 years ago . Gino Guided me thru it
Enjoy Rick
infofrog
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:40 AM UTC
Here is my first build with Gino's help . It took me over 8 months to finish that bird . No hurry .
i really enjoyed that build a lot .
Rick

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:57 PM UTC
Rick
that is very cool to see yours built, When I am done with the gunner I will cast some up so if you are interested we can get a crew in yours as well.
infofrog
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:46 PM UTC
That would be great
Thanks
Rick
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:08 AM UTC
progress
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:08 AM UTC
armor for the gunner


infofrog
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:11 AM UTC
Thats nice
Rick
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:28 PM UTC
got the castings back from the caster of the pilot figure that I modified from the kit, it is easier to modify resin than the hollow kit figure. I will be doing some surgery on one of them so he holds the controls





DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:30 PM UTC
by the way before you say it, I know that the pilot of a helicopter sits in the right seat, just using the left seat to get it all lined up because it is easier to get at everything.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC
work on the gunner continues with castings of the M-60



HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:16 PM UTC
Looking good. Don't worry about which seat is flying the helo. As you know, either pilot can fly it, so no worries.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 02:49 AM UTC
thanks Gino I knew you would have my back, in fact I have never flown a help from the right seat. Always left for us mechanics.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
work on the pilots