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Offline kitnut617

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2019, 07:41:59 AM »
I should have a thread here for quite a few of them kerick, except the OOB builds I have in there. These were built before I got a digital camera  ;) I'll start a thread up and post as many pics as I have of each one if you like.  Mind you what you see there is only a small selection of the kits I have built, coming onto 300 now. I used to have them hanging from the ceiling at my house I had in Calgary, but I can't do that in our current home, ceilings are too low. They're packed away, still in the boxes I used for the house move (nearly 12 years ago  :-\ )

Like this


Saw models brought to IPMS show packed this way.  Was impressed with it.  Specially nice for similar wing spans.  :smiley:

Since the house move Bill, I had to make two more moves (3 moves total) plus them getting moved to & from the Sea-Can to the house, then moved from room to room. I've had a look inside the boxes every now and then to see if everything is still in place, so far I've only found two models that have got dislodged.

My bigger models posed a far different problem, something big enough to put them in. You might appreciate this for all the B-36's you have (once you get them built   ;) )  You can see that to save space, I cut holes in each level so that parts of the lower level poked through.

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2019, 07:44:30 AM »
Each level was then stacked on top of each other, then put into a box which a washing machine came in. But don't forget that the box has to be able to get through doors in the house so you don't want it to be too big.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 07:47:56 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2019, 08:34:40 AM »
I did something like that once. I think it was when I left Hawaii and returned to the mainland. Worked pretty good too.

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2019, 06:41:41 AM »
Production is progressing, all the fuselages are now glued together, the one with the 4 blades is the furthest along in the build. It has everything glued together but the rotor I've made removable. The TwinHuey is the next furthest done, but still needs various bits. The two without the rotors need a lot of bits glued on.

I've settled on the schemes I'm going to paint them in. The TwinHuey will be in Canadian Green/Grey camo, there will be two Griffons, the yellow plastic one will be a Canadian SAR and the other will be a Canadian 2-tone green camo (that's the one almost complete), and the last one will be a Griffin in RAF Helicopter Training Black/Yellow scheme.

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2019, 07:57:45 AM »
Serious packaging done right.  :smiley:  If you gotta make moves like that without collateral damage these measures are needed.
Thanks for sharing.  Model building skills do spill over to building this type packaging.
Lot to keep track of on helo production line.  I operate for too messily to pull off such an operation.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 09:51:00 AM by finsrin »

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2019, 08:33:15 AM »
Thanks Bill.

As I said, I'm making the rotors removable so that in the event sometime in the future, they all need to be packed up for a move, I can pack them easier.  But it needs some modification to how the rotor mast assemble goes together. On the next rotor I put together, I'll have some photos of what I have to do.

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2019, 09:56:55 AM »
Last packing picture with models on top of box.   What is name/number of twin prop transport ?

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2019, 10:00:43 PM »
It's an Airfix Bristol Freighter Mk.32 which has been converted back to a Mk.31 using a Magna Models resin set Bill. The conversion includes the new nose, windshield/canopy, tail fin, wheels, nacelles and props (although I stuck with the kit props)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2019, 10:04:34 PM by kitnut617 »

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2019, 06:02:32 AM »
That's one of the sweetest Bristol Freighters I've ever seen!

Yet more proof (as if any were needed)that few things spice up an aircraft like those magnificent maple leafs!

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Offline kitnut617

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2019, 12:27:59 AM »
So I'm going to have RCAF/CAF marking on the Twin Huey (CH-135) using some CanMilAir decals I got years ago, the kit doesn't come with a Canadian option but does have a British Army option. So looking at photos of CH-135s for reference, I see something on the roof which the kit doesn't provide. I'm not sure what to call it, but it looks like a 'towel rack' has been bolted to the roof. Can anyone tell me what it is please, my searches don't come up with anything ---

But I've had to scratch build something that looks like it, seems to look ok though (pics later)

Also some of the antennas that the kit does say to use (and are in the kit) actually aren't used on RCAF/CAF CH-146s, according to the reference photos I've been looking at.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 05:37:33 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: 4 more OOB, Bell 212 & 412
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2019, 12:57:23 PM »
I suspect that's an antenna for a particular radio-navigation system, but it escapes my memory at the moment as to which.