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5 months 1 day ago #1 by Nosferatu
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Something a bit different for me.. A Helo (Hadley will be proud!:P )

Quick look over the sprues it looks to be a fairly basic kit...but should at least look like an Apache in the end! Didnt like the average seat belt detail..so i took it off will do the same with the other one. Might have something in the spares box ..if not will make some. Put the IP's together also..again..average fit but the detail is ok..no gauge faces though...dunno If I will do anything with that yet..




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4 months 3 weeks ago #2 by Huey
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Ill be watching this one, I have one in 1/32 which has become a shelf queen. This might inspire me to finish it

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4 months 1 week ago #3 by Fritz
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Cool watching this one to.

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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #4 by Nosferatu
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I try and get a little bench time before work in the mornings and have been working on trying to add some interest to the sparse cockpit. So I stole some decals outta the spares box for the IP's, Added a little wiring and junction box. Most of the sidewalls etc are hidden by the seats. The seats I removed the moulded seat belts and "Textured" the seat cushions.. Also had a go at making some harnesses with some masking tape and spare PE bits...Hopefully will get it finished and the Fuselage halves together before I go on a wee break next week.





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4 months 1 week ago #5 by Nosferatu
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3 months 3 weeks ago #6 by Nosferatu
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Not very good pics...But I have the cockpit together and in the fuselage together. Working on seams now..


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3 months 3 weeks ago #7 by Nosferatu
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Worse part of building in my opinion..seam lines/joins... nice one right through both engine covers on the Academy AH-64...Some rescribing and riveting in my immediate future! Both of which I suck at!

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3 months 3 weeks ago #8 by Bishop
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Love the scratch work. Makes it come to life.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #9 by Gary
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Are those Hobby Elements files any good? I've got his micro files and a bunch of other stuff of his.



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3 months 3 weeks ago #10 by Nosferatu
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Gary wrote: Are those Hobby Elements files any good? I've got his micro files and a bunch of other stuff of his.

I am finding my self using them more and more..the flat ones are very flexible and the curve ones can be handy for ejection pins..I use them mainly for part clean up after removing from the sprue. The key is to be patient with them I think as they are not super abrasive.

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2 months 6 days ago #11 by Nosferatu
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Finally feeling like im making some progress with this 'orrible Academy AH-64...Might start feeling better about it now that its in paint! Been playing with the front sensors etc as well...The fit and instruction are really below average!







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2 months 6 days ago #12 by grover
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Good to see you're finally into some paint mate

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #13 by Nosferatu
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forcing myself to push on and make progress with the Apache...Got some paint down. Used AK Real Colours for the first time. Great paint!! Shame its so hard to get here. Will go back in and do some lightening and post shading..





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1 month 3 weeks ago #14 by Fritz
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Coming along nicely Nos

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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