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2 years 1 day ago #1 by Tiger
Hughes 500 was created by Tiger
This is the start of a challenge I accepted from Hadleigh at AiC recently.
What was I thinking :pinch: anyway decided to make a start.
Bits and pieces had already been started so some tidy up has been needed :blink: . The glass in 1 side door had been glued well in place and no amount of carefulness was going to see that come out without breaking the door, so the door got cut out of fuselage.
Whurly things that sit on top needed fixing, they (2 ) were broken, now ready for prime and paint.
Pilot and co are small and not a lot of detail but suit what I have in mind for this build, the officer which belongs to the bike ( which will not be used) has a new job description.
I wont reveal what I'm going to do with this but I think you are a pretty cleaver lot and will pick up quickly what this choppers new role is ;)


So this is where I am at with it.
Some priming to do this weekend hopefully and crack on with the interior and figures.
Cheers for popping in to have a look.

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2 years 23 hours ago #2 by IAN
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Offer still holds if you want some Latin American markings ?


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2 years 23 hours ago #3 by Nosferatu
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Good on ya mate! Get in there and enjoy! look forward to seeing it come together

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2 years 21 hours ago #4 by grover
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Cool project. Have been tempted to get one of these kits for a while. I'm surprised of the simplistic detail, but it should provide a nice canvas to do some detail work if you wanted to.

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2 years 6 hours ago #5 by Hadley
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Awesome dude
Let me know if there's ANY parts you need, I've got a few Heli kits lol

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #6 by KitModellerNZ
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That kit brings back some memories! There was a department store in Takapuna back in the early 90s that sold Academy kits. I think this kit was $3 or $4 and then there were the Blackhawks which were $6 each. A friend and I built a fair few of these one school holiday.
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1 year 11 months ago #7 by yak
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Cool, are you doing what we talked about at AiC?

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1 year 11 months ago #8 by Tiger
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IAN wrote: Offer still holds if you want some Latin American markings ?


Ian.

Thank you Ian, I appreciate the offer but this is going to be a civilian chopper......sort of

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1 year 11 months ago #9 by Tiger
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Hadley wrote: Awesome dude
Let me know if there's ANY parts you need, I've got a few Heli kits lol


Cheers Hadleigh.
I'm not going to crazy with this so should be all good, appreciate the offer though, cheers

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1 year 11 months ago #10 by Tiger
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yak wrote: Cool, are you doing what we talked about at AiC?


Yes it looks like its heading that way, cheers Rob

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1 year 11 months ago #11 by Tiger
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So not much going on here at moment.
I have done a bit of filling of seams and figures, that's about it.
Slow and steady,

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1 year 10 months ago #12 by Tiger
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Well after having a wee break from the bench I have decided it's time to pull finger and get glue and paint flowing again.
So up to a bit of priming now on a few kits but question I have is what colour do I paint the inside of this thing ?
It is not going to be a military scheme but civilian if that makes a difference, Hadley you will know :)

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1 year 10 months ago #13 by grover
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Good to hear Tiger, looking forward to the updates

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1 year 10 months ago #14 by Hadley
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Tiger wrote: Well after having a wee break from the bench I have decided it's time to pull finger and get glue and paint flowing again.
So up to a bit of priming now on a few kits but question I have is what colour do I paint the inside of this thing ?
It is not going to be a military scheme but civilian if that makes a difference, Hadley you will know :)

Hey dude
It doesn't really matter but they usually pretty boring inside, usually white, greys and blacks
Maybe off-white inside with dark grey seats, floor, etc. and maybe a black console
Got a few interior shots of mates 500's if you need them, pm me your email addy

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1 year 10 months ago #15 by Tiger
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Cheers Hadley
Not going to need pics if interiors are that basic, thanks anyway :cheer: I'll just use my artistic license and do what ever looks ok B)
Was hoping to get primer on this weekend but nooooo we are going away for long weekend so on hold for a tad longer.

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1 year 10 months ago #16 by RossMack
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Shall be dropping a bag of popcorn in the nuke, to watch this one.

I found an Academy 1/48 built kit in the local Op Shop. Want to do an IDF bird.
It's missing the rotors.
So,

Let me know if there's ANY parts you need, I've got a few Heli kits lol


would you happen ot have a spare one, Hadley?
;)

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1 year 10 months ago #17 by Hadley
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RossMack wrote: Shall be dropping a bag of popcorn in the nuke, to watch this one.

I found an Academy 1/48 built kit in the local Op Shop. Want to do an IDF bird.
It's missing the rotors.
So,

Let me know if there's ANY parts you need, I've got a few Heli kits lol


would you happen ot have a spare one, Hadley?
;)

Just the set of rotors? I don't think I do, but I'll have to look through my pile of bits
Which kit was it?

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1 year 10 months ago #18 by RossMack
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Same kit Tiger's doing.
The 'Police' chopper. All white plastic is a bee-atch, btw.

While we're on the topic, I also found the Italeri 1/48th UH-1D built-up with the 500.
Also missing rotors.

A guy in the Yew-Ess might have one, though S&H is a PITA.

Cheers

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1 year 10 months ago #19 by Tiger
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RossMack wrote: Same kit Tiger's doing.
The 'Police' chopper. All white plastic is a bee-atch, btw.

While we're on the topic, I also found the Italeri 1/48th UH-1D built-up with the 500.
Also missing rotors.

A guy in the Yew-Ess might have one, though S&H is a PITA.

Cheers


Your not wrong about the white plastic, it is shit to play with.
Ian may have some spares possibly.
Still nothing here at my end, Mojo seens to have up and left argh !!!!!!!!

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1 year 7 months ago #20 by Tiger
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Hi all
Well after a wee modeling break and marriage break up I am now fairly confident I can carry with this and some other projects I have in the pipeline :woohoo:
Soo looking forward to smelling glue again :P
Any how I have a problem with the clear plastic screens on this kit, they have injection marks.
will these products get rid of them.
Any advice welcome.

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1 year 7 months ago #21 by Gary
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Yeah just keep rubbing they "should"go away unless they go all the way through, then just give them a good buff or cheat and use Klear or similar.



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1 year 7 months ago #22 by yak
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Nice to have you back Tiger. Sorry to hear about the breakup

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1 year 7 months ago #23 by Hadley
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Hey tiger
Sorry to hear about the break up
Where's the injection marks you speak of? If it's the small circles you're referring to, those are moveable vents to let air in to cool you down...

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1 year 7 months ago #24 by RossMack
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Well after a wee modeling break and marriage break up I am now fairly confident I can carry with this and some other projects I have in the pipeline :woohoo:


Dang, Tiger.
That's a kick. Know how you feel.

Keep on keeping on.

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1 year 6 months ago #25 by Tiger
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Cheers chaps. All good, looking forward to more bench time :woohoo:
Pin marks are on side glass Hadley, fitting these soon so will call them vents.

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