Author Topic: Huey River Taxi  (Read 2758 times)

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2023, 03:05:48 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Offline LemonJello

  • MARPAT Master
  • Moderator
  • Member number 100...WooHoo!!!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2023, 09:34:46 PM »
Awesome!

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2023, 11:07:41 PM »
Id suggest some wood planks for a deck on each side under the doors. Looking awesome!

I would suggest Marston Mats (a.k.a. pierced/perforated steel planking (PSP)) or aluminium/steel expanded mesh panels for decking, as both are lighter than the equivalent strength in wood &, if the mesh is made of a similar steel to the PSP, they're both quite corrosion resistant. Plus they would fit into the cludged together found bits aesthetic of this build.

And he's right, it is awesome! :smiley: 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2023, 03:56:07 AM »
Looking good
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2023, 04:55:11 AM »
Thanks for the thumbs up guys.

And thanks for the suggestions. I will probably go with some mesh decking as wood planking gets slippery when wet. I have some PE mesh somewhere in the stash which tends to colour my decision somewhat  ::)

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Kerick

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2023, 10:12:27 PM »
If you have it, use it, I always say!

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2023, 08:24:51 PM »
Hi all

Weathering is complete, just need to add a couple of final details before closing up.





It's going to be modelled without the doors for two reasons mainly  because as I see it it's a hot and humid country so the last thing the passengers will want is to be shut into a hot aluminium box. But secondly I  do not have any of the doors so I couldn't fit them if I wanted to  ;D.

I will probably fashion some sort of safety chain across the opening.

More when it happens.......

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2023, 09:35:15 PM »
It's Vietnam, man, Occupational/Workplace Health & Safety doesn't exist. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2023, 11:13:11 PM »
Oh yeah relying heavily on that fact ...........  watch this space ............ ;)

What is this Elven Safety any way ?

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline robunos

  • Can't afford the top wing of his biplanes...
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2023, 12:21:05 AM »
It's Vietnam, man, Occupational/Workplace Health & Safety doesn't exist. ;)


That's funny, every time I read the title of this thread I see 'Hue river taxi' . . .   ;D


cheers,
Robin.
By the pricking of my thumbs, Something Whiff-y this way comes . . .

Offline Buzzbomb

  • Low Concentration Span, oft wanders betwixt projects
  • Accurate Scale representations of fictional stuff
    • Club and my stuff site
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2023, 06:47:22 AM »
Coming along very nicely.

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2023, 02:57:51 PM »
It's Vietnam, man, Occupational/Workplace Health & Safety doesn't exist. ;)

That's funny, every time I read the title of this thread I see 'Hue river taxi' . . .   ;D

Same, so I decided to go with it.

Besides, Vietnam was the Huey's war, Vietnam = UH-1's (or HU-1's, if you prefer ;) ), &, afterwards, even the PAVN was flying them, until they ran out of parts; when they were sold on to the river taxi operators, who added them to their fleets of ex-US service Huey fuselage-based river taxis. ;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 Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2023, 08:25:40 AM »
Hi all

Lost my modelling mojo a bit after loosing Erik but I'm back at the work bench now

The interior has been finalised.







And the shell has been closed





I  have started work on fairing the back down to match the propellor, the plastic frame is virtually complete next job will be to add  some filler and sand to shape. The joints are going to need some work as well so a few evenings of PSR are on the cards

Thanks for looking.......


Mog
>^-.-^<



Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2023, 09:09:17 AM »
 :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 apophenia

  • Perversely enjoys removing backgrounds.
  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2023, 10:28:08 AM »
Looking good 'Mog. Glad to hear, after your loss, that the Mojo is making a comeback  :smiley:
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2023, 02:20:25 AM »
Hi all

When I said PSR would commence I didn't think it would be as much as this





But then again if you split an already built kit it never goes back together exactly and the rear extension was my own doing  ::)

Anyways PSR has definitely commenced.....

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

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Kerick

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2023, 09:31:31 PM »
Will the turbine engine stay in place or be turned into the baggage compartment? Or is the output of the turbine being rerouted to the prop?

Offline Kerick

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2023, 09:45:00 PM »
Hydroglisseur surely, not "hydrosan". ;)

Besson hydroglisseur 1920.


I was reviewing this thread and looked at this pic again. I love the crowd lining the bridge in the background! You would think they never saw a helicopter from the future fuselage with an aircraft engine welded to the front floating on the river on two barge like floats before!

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2023, 01:31:24 AM »
Enjoying concept and build progress  :smiley:

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2023, 04:10:09 AM »
Hi all

Thanks for the comments

Kerick - the Turbine is being retained and redirected to the prop, I figured the constructors would take the line of least resistance.

Mind you that has thrown up another minor problem, the exhaust as it stands will be roasting the ends of the prop blades.

So I have devised a deflector to stop that happening,





its still in the Prototype stage but it gives you some idea of the concept.

Thanks for looking,........

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Old Wombat

  • "We'll see when I've finished whether I'm showing off or simply embarrassing myself."
  • "Define 'interesting'?"
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2023, 03:10:09 PM »
 :D :smiley: :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 LemonJello

  • MARPAT Master
  • Moderator
  • Member number 100...WooHoo!!!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2023, 08:20:15 PM »
Some fine work going on here. The exhaust deflector is a neat solution.

Offline Kerick

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2023, 11:06:07 PM »
That should be plenty of horsepower! Ill be interested in seeing what the top speed on open river would be.

Offline Robomog

  • ...had a very bad experience with [an] orange...
  • Would you buy a used kit from this man?
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2023, 07:32:43 AM »
Hi all.

In between The PSR sessions on the main body I've made some progress on the floats.






Just need to fabricate some guides for the nose wheels and some rudders then it's on to a goof coat of primer to find the bits I missed.

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

Mog
>^-.-^<
Mostly Harmless...............

Offline Kerick

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Huey River Taxi
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2023, 09:31:02 AM »
Hi all

Thanks for the comments

Kerick - the Turbine is being retained and redirected to the prop, I figured the constructors would take the line of least resistance.

Mind you that has thrown up another minor problem, the exhaust as it stands will be roasting the ends of the prop blades.

So I have devised a deflector to stop that happening,





its still in the Prototype stage but it gives you some idea of the concept.

Thanks for looking,........

Mog
>^-.-^<

What if the main exhaust went up and controllable vents to the left and right for steering thrusters?