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Discuss helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft from any era.
Some maintenance needed. MH-53J build
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 03:17 AM UTC
Well, as Red Wings is almost done, now I'll go with an MH-53J. The kit is an old kit from Italeri. Here's the box



The idea is to make the helo under some maintenance. I have to find some turbine and get some pics of some maintenance panels.

So I have started with the cabin. I was thinking about get the Eduard BigED kit, but it's much more expensive than the kit, so I have decided to re-use some PE from a Chinook kit.

The screen between the cockpit and the load bay is so simple, so I try to improve it based on a Eduard's kit picture.

This is the kit's screen.





Eduard's pic



And this is what I have done by now.





I'm not going to lose time with the cabin, as once the frame ia closed, it won't be very visible.

As many of you are service members or former, please give any advise you may find interesting.

Cheers!!
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 04:04 AM UTC
Really nice beginnings !
J
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Thanks J. Very appreciated!!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
Looking good. Wouldn't this be better placed in the Rotary Wing Forum though? You would most likely get more views and better advice there.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC

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Looking good. Wouldn't this be better placed in the Rotary Wing Forum though? You would most likely get more views and better advice there.



Hi Nacho,
Just say the word and I'll move it.
Don't want to act without your approval Nacho ...
/ Robin
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC

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Looking good. Wouldn't this be better placed in the Rotary Wing Forum though? You would most likely get more views and better advice there.



Hi Nacho,
Just say the word and I'll move it.
Don't want to act without your approval Nacho ...
/ Robin



Hi Robin!

At your choice. It thi ls thread would fit better at Rotary Wings, go ahead. No problem.

As I want to make a small scene, I thought this could be a vignette.

Thanks!!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC

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Looking good. Wouldn't this be better placed in the Rotary Wing Forum though? You would most likely get more views and better advice there.



Hi Nacho,
Just say the word and I'll move it.
Don't want to act without your approval Nacho ...
/ Robin



Hi Robin!

At your choice. It thi ls thread would fit better at Rotary Wings, go ahead. No problem.

As I want to make a small scene, I thought this could be a vignette.

Thanks!!



Hi Nacho,
I see your point! Hmmm ....

Maybe discuss the building of the CH-53 in Rotary wings and then continue here with the diorama part of the project?
I guess that the chances of finding those who knows what a maintenance diorama for a CH-53 should look like are greater in the Rotary Wings forum.

There isn't a Diorama sub-forum under Aircraft and the Diorama forum is "hidden" here in Armorama ...

Your choice.
/ Robin
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:21 AM UTC
What I am doing with my new dio/vignette is posting on the armor foum for the vehicle build and also on here with the same thing,because,as you said,it will be going in a vignette/dio. I think you will be OK here ? But I am not a mod.
J
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:54 AM UTC
Thatīs the point, Robin. Maybe I can find better advices on Rotary Wings, but as Jerry said, if itīs not a problem, I can post the Helicopter build at Rotary and the addons for the scene here.

Cheers!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 04:40 AM UTC

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Thatīs the point, Robin. Maybe I can find better advices on Rotary Wings, but as Jerry said, if itīs not a problem, I can post the Helicopter build at Rotary and the addons for the scene here.

Cheers!



I'll go ahead and move it. Hopefully you get lots of feed back on the helicopter build and then you start a new thread here with the diorama specifics once you have gotten all the helicopter maintenance details by the rotary wing modellers.

/ Robin
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 05:05 AM UTC

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Thatīs the point, Robin. Maybe I can find better advices on Rotary Wings, but as Jerry said, if itīs not a problem, I can post the Helicopter build at Rotary and the addons for the scene here.

Cheers!



I'll go ahead and move it. Hopefully you get lots of feed back on the helicopter build and then you start a new thread here with the diorama specifics once you have gotten all the helicopter maintenance details by the rotary wing modellers.

/ Robin



Copy that, Robin!

Thanks again.

See you all on Rotary Wings!!
SF-07-18D
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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC
Well, Iīm looking for an engine for the helo. As I canīt find any MH53 turbine Iīve been looking for something else. I just want to show a part of the engine opening some engine nacelleīs panel.

Iīve found these, what do you think?
https://www.armycast.cz/eshop/index.php?id_product=72&controller=product&id_lang=2

https://www.armycast.cz/eshop/index.php?id_product=60&controller=product&id_lang=2

https://www.cmkkits.com/en/detail-sets-accessories/ch-47-chinook-engine-set/

https://www.cmkkits.com/en/detail-sets-accessories/uh-1b-engine-set-1-72-for-italeri/

Iīve been even thinking in an jet turbine (f-16, A-10...)

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks!