Author Topic: DH Heron Medivac  (Read 3707 times)

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2020, 04:26:56 PM »
I share you pain !   ;D ;D ;D ;D

Sometimes a good malt whisky or cold lager is the only answer  ::)

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Offline finsrin

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2020, 05:21:33 PM »
Door is too good. :smiley:   Look forward to next pictures.
Plan to follow your lead with scale-o-rama (gathered kits) inspired by DH Heron Medivac.

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2020, 05:38:50 PM »
Thanks Bill, intrigued by your build will it be in the up and coming civilian group build ?

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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2020, 08:23:09 AM »
Hi all

Another quick and unexciting Progress Report

All the wings are on, just needs a little PSR and final touches before entering the paint shop.

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More when it happens.......

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Offline finsrin

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2020, 08:50:29 AM »
Thanks Bill, intrigued by your build will it be in the up and coming civilian group build ?

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Yes and no.  Two medivacish builds figured out.  One as next build and other for civilian group build later.

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2020, 09:02:43 AM »
Look forward to it, always interested to see stuff that I have inspired.  ;)

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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2020, 01:01:10 AM »
D I S A S T E R !!!!!!

It's obviously something to do with the existing light blue paint, I dont know what type of paint it is, but by the way it came off when I was removing the decals its possibly early acrylic or artist oils because the rattle can white primer has had a horrendous reaction with it and left me with this loose orange peel effect.

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This is gonna take some clearing up  :-\ :-X

Oh the horror,  the horror ...............

More when it happens  ;)


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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2020, 01:27:34 AM »
Wow!  That is most unfortunate for your project.  Hope you can get it sorted out and determine what caused this. 
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Offline finsrin

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2020, 02:16:45 AM »
OH the HORROR -- paint demons strike again  :(

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2020, 07:01:17 AM »
Ouch! After all that fine work on the door  :o  There's no justice if a decent fix doesn't present itself!
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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2020, 11:10:24 PM »
Well, after a lot of scraping, sanding and swearing I'm back to plastic. Intriguing that the existing paint wouldn't sand but after the spraying it splinters off easily using a square blade.

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Back to the spray shop soon, hopefully this time it will work  :icon_meditation:

Thanks for looking

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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2020, 05:04:20 PM »
Hi all

The Heron has had its first coat of primer and and is not looking too bad, only a couple of tiny areas where the paint has reacted again and fortunately  i was able to sand them out. More problematical are scratches in the plastic appearing where I must have got a bit over zealous with the scraping and a couple of areas where I have not sanded enough to there is an obvious step in the finish.

I reckon by the time the painting is completed all the rivit/doors detail will have disappeared, on the plus side though the new door will not be quite so prominent,  so the Heron is going to become a bit of a smoothie.

Unfortunately I have run out of white paint but I can get the model prepped (again!) While I am waiting for a delivery

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


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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2020, 11:28:28 AM »
Interesting result with the paint, however a good sand back should do the trick.


Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2020, 12:37:52 AM »
Aaaaand........ we're back in the room.

One complete can of spray later I'm back on track

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The finish isn't perfect but good enough to carry on, this photo shows ot with the first coat of Alt Kleer. It will get another coat before moving on to the detail painting and decals.
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Thanks for looking.........

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2020, 06:58:23 AM »
So we are back on track  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2020, 07:40:25 AM »


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There it is at the back,  the EE Lightning in the foreground is currently in pieces whilst undergoing a restoration but has stalled because I'm having trouble reviving the canopy.

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Not a Lightning though is it, actually the P.1a. What kit was that Mog? I've got an Aeroclub vacuform conversion of it in the stash. Have you tried searching for a canopy from one of those.

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2020, 08:44:13 AM »
Hi   Kitnut,   yea it's the Lightning P1 prototype, it's the Frog kit and not in good condition. It hasn't been  treated well by yours truly there's a lot of  gluey stumps where I have tried to attach extra ordinance. I've managed to get it apart and I have hollowed out the air intake and cut out the cockpit so I can install a proper pilot, but the canopy is badly "glued" I've cleaned it up quite well but it's still not right,  as you know it's unique to the P1 so I can't use a later Lightning canopy.

Thanks for the heads up I didn't think there was anything available for this kit, I shall start searching.

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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2020, 01:19:18 AM »
Hi all

Once again I have stuffed up, I decided on putting a blue cheat line on the Heron but it has not come out too well  :-\

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Perhaps the masking tape was a bit old, but I have had a fair amount of break through and its gonna take a while to rectify I think my mind is going through the thought process espoused on post 3817 here ....

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1237.3800

Not giving up though,  ;) more when it happens

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2020, 02:19:17 AM »
It looks OK. In fact, the overall white with the blue cheat line looks great! Can you retouch the worst spots? The cargo door looks great, too.

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2020, 04:52:17 AM »
Thanks Frank,   the photo shows the stripe in a rather better light than the real thing but I will prevail  ::)

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2020, 05:23:28 AM »
Mog - maybe it was painted on a Monday and the paint crew painting the stripe was nursing a hangover...

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2020, 08:43:20 AM »
Damn I've been rumbled......... ;D ;D

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Offline finsrin

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2020, 05:07:32 PM »
It looks OK. In fact, the overall white with the blue cheat line looks great! Can you retouch the worst spots? The cargo door looks great, too.

Frank3k said it.   Be super satisfied if/when a build of mine looked that good.  :smiley:

Offline Robomog

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2020, 05:40:52 PM »
Thanks finsrin, it looks a lot better now, another session and I should be back on track.

It helps when you suppress the  Perfectionist Head  ;D

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Re: DH Heron Medivac
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2020, 10:34:04 PM »
This explains a lot ... ;)
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