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Revell 1/24th UH-1B
andyevans
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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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.
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
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
midnightprowler
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Minnesota, United States
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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.
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
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:37 AM UTC
finally getting back to this build







DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:37 AM UTC
the IP

thegirl
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 05:49 AM UTC
Nice work
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
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:36 PM UTC
right side gunner

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:40 AM UTC
right side gunner done now






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.
SGTJKJ
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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!
FloydWerner
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Maryland, United States
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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
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?
iakarch
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Louisiana, United States
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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.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:04 AM UTC
left side gunner




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: 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: 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 - 11:06 PM UTC
since this is going to be B model i needed to add the pitot in the nose and the two FM homing antennas
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:33 PM UTC
although there are a lot of small things that make this rotor head not quite right for the B model Huey, the thing that most sticks out to me is the vibration damping weights so I added them

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:35 PM UTC
painting begins with the red ident markings and the ever-present OD, the black anti-glare panel has been added and masked over at this point.
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:57 AM UTC
weapon system
DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:58 AM UTC
dull coat applied and some of the assembly


I applied an oil paint wash of black and dark brown to weather it.