Title: Let It Snow
Description: Antarctic aviation project
landyshah - April 1, 2012 04:39 AM (GMT)
Planning next project i thought to go on a theme and a series of builds over time : Aircraft serving in the arctic/antarctic. Got 4 kits for this:
1. KUTECH DHC Otter 1/48 - hobbycraft copy - colour scheme with be Argentinian Air Force in the Antarctic using Max Decals
2. Panda UH1N Twin Huey 1/35 - US Navy in the Antarctic
3. Italeri Herk 1/48 conversion to LC130H - US Navy VXE-6 Op Deep Freeze
4. Mil Mi-4 - Trumpy 1/35 - Soviet research base in the Arctic
Will start on the Otter first after I'm done with the Hot Chix :D
kuman - April 1, 2012 06:14 AM (GMT)
finally a KITECH got some love from landyshah :lol:
eagerly waiting for that :D
your decal for your herc... what other airplane is there i saw in the decal? looks like some variation on the orange tail.. sure is an attractive scheme..
Bud Bilko - April 1, 2012 09:49 AM (GMT)
Yang tu hang boleh pass mai kat aku decal dia.... Bagi aku baik demam betui2 nanti boleh la kita mula. Aku boleh boh PC6 dengan C47 skali.
landyshah - April 7, 2012 04:00 AM (GMT)
Ya its a Connie - the rest are Herks. Aku nak pkai la decal tu Bud - for my Connie AEW project - ko beli la from Max Decal - check out their website
Im writing this waiting for my flight home from Karachi. Pass by the Pakistan Air Force Museum yday, got a T33 and MIG19 on display outside. No time to go in tho :(
Lots of other military hardware seen around here and Islamabad - M48, Sherman (!), C130s, IL76, Techical pickups with MG42 mounted - dont dare to take photos tho, they are super paranoid and strict here......Islamabad airport has AA missile launchers (dont know what type) all around the taxiways!
Karachi is chaos, something like Cairo or Bombay....20 million people, many of them poor and some super rich. Two days ago there was a suicide bomb attack on a police convoy - 7 dead or something.
Glad to be coming home tho, every time after I travel in a 3rd world country, I think that whatever we complain about Malaysia, I am very grateful to live there!
landyshah - April 9, 2012 02:59 PM (GMT)
landyshah - April 13, 2012 03:49 AM (GMT)
Some progress on the Otter - improved the interior a bit with scratch detail. The cabin floor was replaced for a flat one, as I could not find any evidence of the "step" in the reference pics. Decals used to tart up the very bare instrument panel, most details are very crude but should look ok-lah once all closed up
Major assembly done - fit not too bad overall
Overall white undercoat soon, as a base for the red and dayglo
rtfoe - April 13, 2012 03:56 AM (GMT)
Quick and nice Bro.
mr b - April 13, 2012 04:02 AM (GMT)
Nice work thus far
The size of the thing is quite impressive............and sure will look lovely once all dolled up.........
masterqq - April 13, 2012 08:40 AM (GMT)
Aisay..our man from Karachi building a Kutech somemore with dayglo color ...sure heboh.. kuman will be delighted
PoohBear - April 13, 2012 12:44 PM (GMT)
wow, the center column is a huge post...no problem flying in a hurricane ^_^
landyshah - April 16, 2012 06:38 AM (GMT)
Haha, ya...kayu balak control column...suitable for antarctic flying in snowstorms. On a serious note, I was lazy to do anything about it so just left it :lol:
Paint applied, along with Argy markings. Very bright! Im not happy with the white section above the cockpit, will sand and respray methinks
Kinda cute he he
landyshah - April 18, 2012 07:12 AM (GMT)
f100supersabre - April 18, 2012 07:26 AM (GMT)
Very nice, landy. The colour is very striking.
mr b - April 18, 2012 07:57 AM (GMT)
Very nice like it a lot
Bud Bilko - April 18, 2012 09:28 AM (GMT)
Very de nicely done!!!
bossmonkey - April 19, 2012 12:57 AM (GMT)
Ooo... nice..! :blink: its certainly a change from your normal greys, greens and browns.
landyshah - April 19, 2012 02:01 AM (GMT)
|its certainly a change from your normal greys, greens and browns. |
Yaaa...more dayglo coming, wait till u see the next build ;)
landyshah - April 19, 2012 02:49 PM (GMT)
Started on the Twin Huey. This Panda kit has some well documented issues - oversize rivets/panel lines, soft/simplified detail, wrong nose profile etc.
Im not going to bother with the nose, it looks like a Huey to me, but the tank size rivets had to go:
I sanded them all right off, considering scale effect, it looks pretty smooth overall especially with bright colours. Just sanding them lower would make them bigger and "fatter" as they are tapering, so better remove totally:
Will add some detail to the interior. Some corrections as well, the armoured seats were not used in antarctica so will just use the seat cushions which are quite decent to represent normal canvas seats. Other stuff being researched
Good ref HERE
on the history of US Navy VXE-6 in the Antarctic.
azlandiver - May 2, 2012 06:49 AM (GMT)
bro.....bukak2 blk forum ni mata aku ternampak the striking Argy B)
nice build & color too
landyshah - May 2, 2012 03:50 PM (GMT)
Pergh....hidup lagi mamat Selam nih...welcome back :D
Some update...progress a bit slow on this one. Cabin built up, I added some detail here and there (seat belts, interior ribs, radio harness etc) but otherwise stock. Rear facing seats left off, forward facing ones folded up. Moulding overall is on the thick side.
Fuselage put together, fit is not too bad la, some sanding to be done on seam lines. Cabin roof assembled separately.
druid_99 - May 3, 2012 05:37 AM (GMT)
Look good so far...
Looking at the pictures of the rivets you shown... in real life it will be almost as big as a fist... can't imagine the weight of the helicopter with rivets of that size... :lol: :lol: :lol:
banderkt7 - May 3, 2012 06:16 AM (GMT)
May be this can help - Link to ARC
landyshah - May 7, 2012 04:30 PM (GMT)
Thanks guys :D Some small update - assembled the fuselage and engine/rotor fairing. Some sanding and filling needed, especially where the cabin roof joins the fuselage.
Plastic sheet and rod was used to detail and close up the intakes and rotor gearbox areas - otherwise its daylight all the way through! :blink:
Quite slow on this build...bz at work :(
landyshah - May 10, 2012 05:31 PM (GMT)
Finished off the main assembly and got the base colour on - International Orange over a white undercoat. Its very striking! Mixed up from orange and red secukup rasa. Future coat then decals next :D
The antenna fit is different from that in the kit, these "slicks" have very few compared to the combat versions. Also the tail rotor should be mounted on the right side (not left as per instructions)
bossmonkey - May 11, 2012 01:59 AM (GMT)
Now that is loud! Hmm.. Got to start looking for these odd.. interesting subject.
enghui - May 11, 2012 04:34 AM (GMT)
Secukup rasa.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Coming along nicely big guy
an_dy - May 11, 2012 05:17 AM (GMT)
Great builds and bold finishes Landy - there is nothing like big orange subject amongst the greens, greys and browns.
landyshah - May 22, 2012 01:48 AM (GMT)
Bud Bilko - May 22, 2012 02:38 AM (GMT)
8 batu aku boleh nampak!!! :P
masterqq - May 22, 2012 01:28 PM (GMT)
kaler cerah sangat sampai pedih mata nak tengok... :P nice..
jackson - May 22, 2012 02:23 PM (GMT)
For lack of a button for it.
f100supersabre - May 22, 2012 02:26 PM (GMT)
Very beautiful and great built, Landy.
enghui - May 22, 2012 03:22 PM (GMT)
good job Lando , she s a beaut.I like all the little details very much
rtfoe - May 23, 2012 03:54 AM (GMT)
"I wear my Sunglasses at night"...phew glo baby glo.
Would like to have one painted just the same.
mr b - May 23, 2012 05:08 AM (GMT)
Fast and nice
like the stuble weathering of the thing..........gives it character