Author Topic: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper  (Read 4685 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2022, 07:26:15 PM »
Awesome piece of kit! And the load-out is perfect! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2022, 10:34:10 PM »
Well done Ken  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2022, 06:19:36 PM »
Nice one, really looks the business.  Nice save on the stripes too  ;)

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2022, 11:27:00 PM »
Thanks everyone! I’ll have at least two entries at our clubs show in October so far.

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2022, 10:14:13 AM »
I can't believe its been this long since I updated this. A little trouble with Flickr decide it wouldn't let me upload any more pics unless I paid a monthly fee. Luckily I had started an account for my wife she never used so its picking up the load for now. Anyway, here's a photo dump of the nearly completed Mako.

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Time for some clear flat.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2022, 05:36:20 PM »
Wooh! Ni-ice! 8)
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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2022, 12:49:33 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2022, 02:42:22 AM »
The colors and camo look great!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2022, 06:14:29 AM »
You are on such a roll.  These two choppers are knockouts.  Been an asset D-Day and days following.   Got them looking so correct and seeming plausible.  8)
One or both scream to have movie made they can be a part of.

Offline Gingie

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #84 on: November 09, 2022, 12:15:06 AM »
They are both fantastic! Great retro concept, beautifully executed. The epitome of BTS!

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #85 on: November 16, 2022, 05:37:39 AM »
Thanks everyone!!!

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2022, 01:04:26 PM »
Well, I'm calling this one done! It's been a challenge all the way but I think its been worth it. Craziest thing has been the paint. I used a hardware store brand of satin white primer to prime it and apply the white for the invasion stripes. Nothing else would stick to it. The Tamiya acylics would flake off just sneezing at it. I've never touched up something so many times in my life. Fortunately the final touch up still matched the first application of paint even after gloss coat and flat. So a big plus there. Enough groaning here's the pics.

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A couple of plastic chips managed to stick to the inside of the canopy somehow. No big deal. Maybe they'll drop off someday. Overall I think it turned out pretty good.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2022, 06:12:43 PM »
I don't think Tamiya acrylics stick to white anything! ::) :icon_crap:

Brilliant concept & a great build, mate! :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #88 on: November 24, 2022, 01:08:28 AM »
Terrific job Ken  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #89 on: November 24, 2022, 02:21:55 AM »
That is one fearsome-looking bird! Glad you were up for the paint challenges  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Retro WWII Apache whopper chopper
« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2022, 12:26:49 PM »
Thanks everyone!