Sweet SH-3G Sea King

Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

July 10th, 2018, 5:16 pm #1

Here are the first photos of the model presently at the modeling bench.









This last photo shows the tail rotor included in the kit (on the right) and the one I've detailed, scratch-building the central hub and using the blades of the 6 bladed rotor (also included in the kit).

The exhausts were also made out of brass tubing.

I hope to post more soon.

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Marco Preto
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Joined: October 18th, 2009, 1:06 pm

July 11th, 2018, 2:53 pm #2

That's some mighty fine scratch building, especially for the scale. I look forward to seeing your progress on this one.

Dan
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

July 13th, 2018, 9:33 am #3

Here's a quick update!

The photo shows the upgraded landing gear and the stock part on the right.



The wheels are the kit parts after being turned in order to make them circular and concentric with the hub. Most of the main gear was built from plastic card and plastic rod.
I'll try to post a step-by-step of its construction on my blog during this weekend.

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Marco Preto
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

July 23rd, 2018, 10:16 am #4

Well, I could not get away from the idea of opening the fuselage windows!
They were marked with a pencil and carved out. They were replaced by items cut from 0.5mm clear plastic.












Primer was applied to check for imperfections and cover the clear parts (from inside they will show black color. The radar/sensor on the cockpit front was turned from brass rod.



The winch is also being scratchbuilt (I still need to build the support). The photo shows the comparison between the kit's part and the part I've turned and machined from brass rod. I will make a post (in a couple of weeks, if I manage) on my blog detailing the winch construction.


I hope to post more soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
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Joined: May 8th, 2018, 3:05 pm

July 23rd, 2018, 11:04 am #5

Really Nice work, may I ask what did you use to glue your new replacement windows ?
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

July 23rd, 2018, 1:00 pm #6

Hi Patrick:

Those parts were glued using PVA glue (still my preferred method to glue clear parts). I like it very much because you can clean any excess after the glue is completely dry, using just a cotton swab moistened with water.

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Marco Preto
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