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OFFICIAL: Helicopter Build Campaign
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Good Morning everyone today is the start of the Helicopter building Campaign and below is the kit i plan to start building soon, the 1/72 italeri Super Cobra.

In the background you can see today's "Sun" newspaper with the today's date on it, the 1st of September.

Mods, could you make this post a "Sticky" that way it will be easier to find later on, thanks.

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Post campaign related discussion and in-progress photos in this thread. Pics of finished models should be posted in the campaign gallery.

Have a great campaign everyone!

Michael
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 978 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Here is my choice - I'm a little busy at the moment so I don't know when I will actually start -



Cheers ! Richard
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 399 posts
AeroScale: 79 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC
Hello all,
Here's my entry. This is the first time I must face the gloss cover paint on the civil model.


Cheers,
K.
whitewolf_mk67
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Iran / فارسى
Joined: September 20, 2018
KitMaker: 12 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
hi
im today join the campaign and here is my choice:


Cheers ! majid
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:11 AM UTC
My entry is the ITALERI Wessex HAS.1

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 02:15 PM UTC
Started: this kit is really easy and goes together fast.



TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
My Kolibri. PE and Masks.



Mike
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM UTC
I will post pics of my (lightly) started Ka-50 when I get home from work.
Hoping this one does not end up as a Hangar Queen 47 entry...

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 10:46 AM UTC
Kolibri has begun.



MiniArt...very fidgity.

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 05:04 AM UTC
Lots of bits for the engine. Drive shaft is not glued yet, nor is the exhaust pipe added - need to see how they align with the future parts.



Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 01:10 PM UTC
Engine and transfer pretty much done. Paint for them tomorrow. Tail assembly done and primed. Paint for that too before the engine goes in. Fiddly, fiddly, fiddly...



Mike
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:47 PM UTC
You're coming on there in leaps and bounds
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
Deadlines are fine. At work. But i've come to the realization that deadlines and hobbies don't work for me. It ends up looking to much like work and that's not what i want. Above all i want hobbies to be fun.

With that realization i've decided to stop all groupbuilds, campaigns etc. that i've started. Of course i'll keep watching the often amazing builds i see coming along in the campaign threads, i'll just not participate anymore.

And since i consider it somewhat rude to just drop out without notice... well, there's this notice

@Mike: i'll keep watching the Kolibri with interest. Mine stalled with the fiddly engine and the prospect of attaching all the little bits to the quite fragile frame
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 07:59 AM UTC

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Deadlines are fine. At work. But i've come to the realization that deadlines and hobbies don't work for me. It ends up looking to much like work and that's not what i want. Above all i want hobbies to be fun.

With that realization i've decided to stop all groupbuilds, campaigns etc. that i've started. Of course i'll keep watching the often amazing builds i see coming along in the campaign threads, i'll just not participate anymore.

And since i consider it somewhat rude to just drop out without notice... well, there's this notice

@Mike: i'll keep watching the Kolibri with interest. Mine stalled with the fiddly engine and the prospect of attaching all the little bits to the quite fragile frame



Sorry to hear your dropping out, it's the reason I set the end of the group build well into 2019. I'm not a fan of deadlines especially at work and at this time of year. So if you change your mind then feel free an join in again later on.

I will be adding a gallery for this campaign and the other ones I have set in the new year
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 08:03 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I will be adding a gallery for this campaign and the other ones I have set in the new year



Gallery already set up, so feel free to post away!

Michael
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Unfortunately, I'll be dropping from the campaign. My shop is being emptied and renovated. Maybe next time.

Mike
Klaus-Adler
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
well i finally managed to get off my fat backside and get it in gear and start the italeri 1/72 super cobra at long last.

i have assembled the cockpit section so this picture is a little behind my current state but it does show the pilot seats with 1mm masking tape added to simulate seatbelts, the cockpit was painted using tamiya nato black.



md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 08:26 AM UTC
Forgot I was in this one, it dropped off of my post list. My plan is for this one: Kitech AH-1T Sea Cobra Hope the link works. I'm thinking it's a knock off of the Italeri kit. Wish me luck!
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC
well i have assembled the cockpit section and added some weight to balance the nose in the form of some .22 air rifle pellets that were flattened with a hammer.



SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 10:20 AM UTC
Mates, here is my model to the campaign

IMG_7922 by Shaky962, en Flickr
Klaus-Adler
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
ok well i am now in the process of assembling the fuselage and have glued the rear area first, i shall then work on the front section, hopefully tomorrow.

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC

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Forgot I was in this one, it dropped off of my post list. My plan is for this one: Kitech AH-1T Sea Cobra Hope the link works. I'm thinking it's a knock off of the Italeri kit. Wish me luck!



well I can see they look similar in their box art pictures but the italeri kit is equipped with hellfire missiles where as the kit you plan to build is show in TOW missile mounts on the stub wing pylons.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC
Similar? It looks like the same art, just different star bursts. Same units, same decals? The 1/48 Italeri looks like it has the TOW, same as this one, can't tell about the 1/72 Italeri.

c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
Well I've been slowly working away on my kit of the Kamov Ka50 Black shark and to be honest it's got so many stencils for a 1/72nd scale kit my flabber is completely gasted! The fit so far has been good with little issues and a smattering of putty neded in places. The contra rotating blades won't actually rotate if built how Dragon would have you do it. You'll need to create a plate for the tilt control rods if you atually want them independent of one another. A pretty simple fix but this time round I just glued it all together to save time. I've got a second example that I'm thinking about doing a build log for and making both sets independent. Any how here are the beginning shots for your edification.

IMG_2156 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2155 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr