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Revell 1/24th UH-1B
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 09:31 PM UTC
working on the guns


the yellow ones are because I had used one to make the hand held M-60's so had to cast some of the others for the side mounted ones.
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 09:30 PM UTC
fuselage together and seams taken care of, I have used epoxy putty to fair in the aft doors.


DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 06:31 AM UTC
group shot of the gunners, Cupid and The Bat Boy
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:04 AM UTC
left side gunner




iakarch
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:00 PM UTC
Beautiful work Doug, its hard to believe its the same kit I built 40 more years ago.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 08:50 PM UTC
Good news, Floyd. Any idea when the 1/35 figures will be available?
FloydWerner
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 08:01 PM UTC
Awesome work. As soon as I get more castings from the caster I'll have these for sale on the Werner's Wings website. Still not sure of the cost of the four figures but look at $70 for the set. They will NOT be sold separately.
Floyd
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 03:57 PM UTC
Doug, beautiful work. Looks awesome.

It will be really impressive when finished for sure!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:42 AM UTC
Batman looks awesome. Great job on him. Can't wait to see the other gunner.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:40 AM UTC
right side gunner done now






DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:36 PM UTC
right side gunner

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:48 PM UTC

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Nice work



thanks
I hopt to have it done for a show the end of this month in Dallas
thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 05:49 AM UTC
Nice work
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:37 AM UTC
the IP

DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:37 AM UTC
finally getting back to this build







FloydWerner
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 02:49 AM UTC
Just got the first castings of the 1/24th scale figures and besides being big (75mm) they are gorgeous. More to follow when I get enough to sell. Doug did a great job again.
Floyd
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 05:19 PM UTC
This is looking great. Got this one myself. I am getting inspired to start it.
DougCohen
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 05:50 AM UTC
oil paint wash to dirty it up a little


boom mike in place on helmet
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:11 PM UTC

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The pilot looks awesome. I love the helmet. One question though. Wouldn't the seat belts go over the epaulettes, not under them?



Yes you are right but that is how it was molded and I did not change that part. Did not want to reinvent it completely I guess you could just cut the epelettes off as I am not sure if they had them anyway. Bottom line at this point is the figures are cast and will be what they are and now that we can get them we can fix or change as needed
andyevans
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:44 PM UTC
Thanks for the paint info Doug.

I have heard great things about Reaper paints but unfortunately they prove hard to locate here in the UK. Vallejo acrylics are readily available and these are the ones I use most.

Great work so far, looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 09:27 AM UTC

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done and ready to go to caster, the four figures; pilot, copilot, right door gunner and left door gunner will be available as a limited run kit.






I love what you have done with this figure, but my eye keeps being drawn to the right elbow which looks too rounded rather than a sharp bend at the elbow.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:10 AM UTC
The pilot looks awesome. I love the helmet. One question though. Wouldn't the seat belts go over the epaulettes, not under them?
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM UTC
a little work on the helmet, still need to do the microphone and I may go ahead and use the one with the visor up instead



DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC
I use Tamiya to airbrush the grey is medium grey. For the figure painting and any brush painting I prefer a paint called Reaper. Reaper paint started as fantasy paint but it is Awsome acrylic paint. Very fine pigment and dead flat. Blends well because it stays wet longer and is nice and thin. Also it is made in Texas which is a big plus for lone star guys like me.
andyevans
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Great work there Doug

Can I ask what paints/colours you used for the uniform and the grey cabin interior ?

Many thanks

Andy