DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby DesTROYer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:26 pm

Cool. I didn’t know Mr Sufacer was a Photo etch primer.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby DesTROYer » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:02 am

I took a day off today and spent it at the bench. Got some good solid work done and totally enjoyed it. Both sets of seats are assembled and now in primer. I re-did the legs with brass rod and soldered them onto the base. A lot of hours involved, but I think its been worth it.
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Last night I had a go at redoing the shelves using photos provided by a guy on LSP, who was the flight engineer on the final two delivery flights of the Chinooks to Point Cook and the AWM. I sketched them up on the Silhouette cutter, and quickly knocked them together.
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Though they match the photos, they don't fit the model. They're too high.
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So it was back to the Silhouette software to make some changes using measurements from the ceiling piece, and other lessons learned from doing the first set. Not accurate, but will look better, and accuracy isn't really an option.
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A quick test fit and they're just about perfect. Just need to be painted up and fitted to the ceiling. Image

So I filled the ends of the foam padding tubes with putty and put down a coat of primer. I'll paint them this weekend, add some electronic components, decal the stripes on the bumpers and maybe get them installed.
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A few more things to scratch before I can seal up the fuselage, including first aid kits, hoist controls, interior lights, door tracks, painting up the seats and making up the dozens of seat belts. This is going to take a while. LOL
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby bell209 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:16 pm

Looking awesome, Troy! Must get me one of those silhouette cutters (must also get around to finishing another model this year).
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1/48 Westland Scout (converted from Fujimi Wasp)
1/48 Revell Tornado GR4 (from the IDS boxing)
1/48 Tamiya Lancaster B.III (Special)
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby Damian C » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:47 pm

At first look at one of the photos on the previous page I thought it was a reference shot of the real thing!

DesTROYer wrote:Cool. I didn’t know Mr Sufacer was a Photo etch primer.


Mr Surfacer and Tamiya primers are lacquers and ideal for this sort of thing.

Personally I would use Mr Surfacer out of a bottle, or decanted, and thinned through an airbrush for fine stuff. But that might just be me.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby DesTROYer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:32 pm

A busy day today. I started off painting up the rear seats with a coat of red, followed a few hours later with a clear coat to help prevent the paint from scratching.
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This was followed by a test fit to see how we were looking with them in place.
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As you can see from that last photo, I also scratched up and painted the hoist control panel.
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Then it was onto painting up the radio shelves.
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When dried they were glued in place.
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I then went on and applied a wash to the floor and walls.
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Lastly I started on the first aid kits for the rear. Using some Tamiya epoxy putty I made for packs in the right shape and size. Then when cured I applied some Auscam decals left over from my Bushmaster build in small pieces with copious amounts of decal sol to help them settle. Tomorrow I will add the little red and white crosses and glue them in place.
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Tomorow's plan is to fit the windows, continue painting the rear seats and fingers crossed, get the cockpit seats and controls installed. With those things done, I will be a whole lot closer to closing up the fuselage and starting work on the outside, but there is still a long way to go before then.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby enfield38 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:39 am

Can't wait to see this one finished Troy!
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby rodenlee » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:10 pm

This is looking really great Troy.

I have a couple of 1/48 Chooks to do and your work is most informative.

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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby DesTROYer » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Another weekend is over. Got the red cross decals on the first aid kits and the kits put in place. Also added the last of the internal decals.
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I then masked up and painted the aluminium legs, support clips and poles for the seats. They really look the part now. Now I just have to assemble the seatbelts.
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After spraying the interior green in the engine and rotor mounting areas, I did a test fit to see how it was all looking. I'm very happy with it.
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The deck is really popping now the wash as been applied.
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Thats it for the weekend. I've put the porthole windows in and begun painting up the turbines. I hope to get the seatbelts done during the week, but we'll see how we go.
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Check list to seal halves up.
Step 15
- [ ] Drill holes in fuselage halves where shown.
- [ ] Fit Photo Etch grills to halves.
- [x] Paint inside engine and turbine areas (interior green)
- [x] Fit windows and cut masks.

- [ ] Finish painting seats and add side details.
- [ ] Assemble and fit seatbelts.
- [ ] Fit seats on side wall pieces.
- [x] Place first aid decals on first aid kits and glue kits to bulkhead.
- [x] Add decals to walls where required.
- [ ] Fit top door to ceiling.

Step 17
- [ ] Paint and fit in place.
- [ ] Join two halves, floor and ceiling.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby harvs73 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Have you seen this site yet?

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/
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Re: DesTROYers 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

Postby Peter W Jones » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:37 pm

Nice work Troy - looking good.
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