Author Topic: Huey River Taxi  (Read 8226 times)

Offline finsrin

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2023, 02:16:57 PM »
Do continue....

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2023, 04:09:29 AM »
Hi all,

Finished working on the shell (for now  ;D) and closed up the openings ready for a goof coat.



The painting of this one is going to be interesting,  it's going to be finished in yellow but it's also going to be "well used" so it will have three layers of paint starting with flat aluminium followed by it's service colour olive drab and then its operating colour matt yellow ( big yellow taxi ...... Geddit ?    No?     Please yourselves  ;)) the interesting bit will be weathering between all three colours.

I'll be using Maskol as I did on the Rescue Whirlwind hopefully it will come out a well.

More when it happens........

Mog
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2023, 08:11:44 AM »
Sounds good! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2023, 09:44:54 AM »
Sounds awesome!
Have you considered the salt method? Iíve tried and couldnít get it to work right. It might be useful for what you described.

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2023, 08:36:48 AM »
Hi all

The River Taxi is deep inside the paint shop.

First it was hand painted dull aluminium and masked for silver chipping....









Then it was sprayed green and masked for green bits.......



And finally the top coat of yellow........



I'm going to leave it for 24 hours then rub off the masking, hopefully I haven't overegged the base weathering. After that  some subtle application of weathering powders.

Once that's done I can start construction. Rudders and mooring posts for the floats and maybe some sort of mesh screen for the propellor. Oh and not to forget a baggage rack above the cockpit.

Gonna be a busy month  ;)

Thanks for looking.......

Mog
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« Last Edit: June 30, 2023, 08:46:07 AM by Robomog »
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2023, 10:28:52 AM »
It's a lemon on banana-na-nana-nas! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2023, 10:30:00 AM »
Donít forget a crate of chickens or a goat.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #57 on: June 30, 2023, 06:32:33 PM »
Ha ha ha very funny  :D

Mind you it has thrown up a problem for later, I want to feature this in a diorama, it will probably have a western crew but I'm having trouble finding some oriental civilian figures for the passengers.

Given my history of figure work it will probably have a load of backpackers or something of that ilk.  If I can find the right figures a goat and chickens is a must !

Mog
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2023, 09:46:19 PM »
Hi all

All the maskol has been rubbed off now but I think I've overdone it a bit. :icon_sueno:







Hopefully I can tone it down a bit with powders and washes.

More when it happens..........
Mog
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2023, 11:07:48 PM »
It's a 50 year old aircraft that's been operating as a river taxi for at least 35 years, it's gotta be nearing its end-of-life soon, & it's obviously being operated by a cheap 5th tier cab company! ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2023, 02:00:18 AM »
It looks good! Like Guy said, the company probably just doesn't care as long as they get their fare...

Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2023, 12:01:30 PM »
Looks great to me!!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #63 on: July 13, 2023, 08:28:34 AM »
Thanks guys perhaps I'm my own worst critic,

It's all assembled now and I'm putting together the decals as we speak, so with a few small bits to add and a bit more (subtle) weathering and it will be finished.

Mog
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #64 on: July 13, 2023, 10:42:03 AM »
Cool!  Iím watching to see the result!

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2023, 06:47:42 AM »
The model appears to be heading where need it to be  :smiley:

Every now and again, over the top chipping comes off alright and with the backstory of this.. beaten up might just work well

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2023, 03:34:34 AM »
Hi all

Finally finished, here's the pics.





















A close up of the cabin, showing the furry dice, seat covers and cushions that some of you may have missed (or chose to ignore ;) ) .............



Top and bottom ...........





And finally posed with a couple of ground crew to give it some scale.........





Had a real blast with this one, the finished item is much better than personel expectations and in the end I decided to have wooden planking on the floats, these are made from wooden coffee stirrers suitably stained and weathered.

As always all comments and criticisms gratefully accepted........

Thanks for looking.....

Mog
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Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2023, 04:42:36 AM »
True whiffing at its best! Wish I had thought of that!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2023, 03:19:24 PM »
Soooo unreally real.   From concept to final weathering is a  :o  :-*
Could be RW somewhere sometime  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2023, 05:42:25 PM »
In some alternate universe or in another dimension that is a reality! You're just channelling the "real". ;)

Great piece of work! Fantastic weathering! :smiley: :smiley:

The only trick I think you missed was the company name; "Huey's Hue River Taxis" would have been so much more fun! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2023, 02:01:00 AM »
That looks fantastic! :smiley:
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Offline ericr

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2023, 08:52:28 AM »
Very beautiful and inspired, and very original and unexpected at the same time:
An excellent surprise!

I especially like the yellow color!


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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2023, 11:29:07 PM »
Great job!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2023, 12:20:03 AM »
Thanks for the brilliant feedback guys!

Much appreciated  :smiley:

Mog
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2023, 01:52:58 AM »
Brilliant resurrection of a used and abused kit too.