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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/48 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 1 month ago #1

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Hey guys, these arrived about 2 weeks back but I've been busy with another kit so now I can get started.
I hope this is all you need.

Scale: 1/48
Manufacturer: Trumpeter
Helicopter: Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2
Role: Japan DOM Rescue

Have edited the pic to show the side of the box (shows the paint schemes you can do)
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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 3 weeks ago #2

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Day 1 Progress - Painted parts

Day 2 Progress - Made cabin

Day 3 Progress - Masked and painted fuselage, engine cowlings and front window

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 3 weeks ago #3

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You would benefit from an airbrush I reckon or thin your paints a bit more so that you don't get drag marks, nice lines on the masking though.

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 3 weeks ago #4

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Thanks for the comments :-)
Airbrushes are out of budget at the moment and as I'm working in the lounge the noise of a compressor will be annoying for others. Once I finish my training ill look into it more

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 3 weeks ago #5

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Mini compressors are silent these days but I understand the budget constraints, try more coats but keeping them thin and try not to put too much on in one go.

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 3 weeks ago #6

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You can use and inflated tyre as and air supply for small airbrush painting jobs,silent :)

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #7

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Day 4 Progress - Joined fuselage with cabin, stabiliser and door runners

Day 5 Progress - Made engine cowling section and attached front window, vertical stabilisers, door steps, fenestron and lower tail bits

Day 6 Progress - Assembled rotors

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #8

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Day 7 Progress - Attached wheels, landing flaps, antennas and rescue hoist

Only decals to go and I'm done :-)



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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #9

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Have you thought about using filler to fill the seam lines on the fuselages of your choppers? I can recommend the Tamiya grey as it smooths on well, or the Squadron White as it dries fast and sands easy. There's plenty of others and are well worth looking in to as they add something to the overall quality of builds.

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #10

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One other thing I've noticed, have you thought about heating the blades in hot water to make them droop a bit? Not sure what the dauphin's blades are made out of but most chopper blades I've seen (in person and pictures) at rest tend to droop down quite considerably. It's not too hard to do and will add just that little bit more to them. I know newer choppers (like the NH90's with their composite blades) have hardly any droop at all but older ones like bell rangers, hueys, blackhawks, hips, hinds etc all droop quite a bit.
Otherwise your brush painting is pretty good, looks like you've managed to get the demarcation lines nice and sharp.

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #11

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Hadley wrote: Day 6 Progress - Assembled rotors


There appears to be enough droop there already Hadley - unless you want a "neanderthal helicopter that drags it knuckles on the ground" :lol:

Looking good, although I agree with Gary on filling the seams and the paint could be a bit thinner with light polish between coats - Don't paint over thick paint with thin paint though - terribly frustrating!!

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #12

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Thanks for the comments guys, I have Tamiya putty but don't use it too much
The blades are slightly bent anyway but pic doesn't show it
I paint then assemble most parts hence why the putty doesn't really get used, once I can afford an airbrush I will start making then spraying it
Demarcation? Not sure what you mean there
Painting: I usually do 2, sometimes 3 coats, the first coat is often too thin to cover the helicopter properly so the second coat helps covering the parts properly
Lol just realised I didn't have the rotors on the Heli for the pics, will make sure they're on for the completed pics

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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 2 weeks ago #13

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Good call there DA, I didn't notice in the pic that there is already a bit of droop to the blades.
Demarcation is the point where 2 lines or colours meet.
Here's the proper definition:
de·mar·ca·tion
/ˌdēmärˈkāSHən/Noun
1.The action of fixing the boundary or limits of something.
2.A dividing line.

The useage I was after is number 2.

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Day 8 Progress - Applied decals


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Hadley's Pacific GB - 1/32 Aerospatiale AS365N Dauphin 2 6 years 1 week ago #15

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It's looking pretty good there Hadley. Nice to have another brush painter on here. Good for you.
Do you use masking tape?
There's a Silver-to-Blue demarcation line at the top there beneath the rotors on both sides which looks uneven to me and attracts my eye.
If you have brush marks, as I sometimes do, I find my glosscoat over the decals and especially my top coat - almost always Testors Dullcote lacquer aerosol in my case - somehow removes the brush marks . As I often say, Dullcote covers a multitude of sins.
I guess your Dauphin 2 might have a glossy final finish? Testors also make an aerosol lacquer glosscote. I've never used the gloss but I suspect it is the lacquer chemical nature of it which has the 'paint evening' effect. You need a well ventilated area and a dust mask (minimum) to use this stuff though, preferably a breathing apparatus.
Are you going to display the Dauphin on a base?
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Thanks Wally
Yeah I use masking tape, sometimes unfortunately the paint seeps underneath though, and some are too risky to fix so just leave them
Haven't used any Testors products before, only Tamiya enamels and glues
Never made a base and wouldnt know where to start

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