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OFFICIAL: Rotor RPM is Life Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
Welcome to the 2015 Rotor Campaign!

The campaign will run from June 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some fine whirly-birds builds here! On with the show!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 04:49 AM UTC
Oh, and not to put too fine a point on it, but this campaign still needs a ribbon.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 05:05 AM UTC
Well! its open now. Now I am in trouble.

drabslab
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
I am in 4 campaigns this year, and haven't started on any of them. THAT is trouble.

But the rotor I seelcted for this campaing is a long standing favorite so I will get started on this one with a marathon building session.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 05:59 PM UTC
I have a 1:48 Revell USA Marine UH-34D on the way for this campaign and is suppose to show up today.

I am interested in the different choppers to be built.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 06:01 PM UTC
Me too. I'm 0 for 2014 and most of 15. Now I gotta go back and figure out what I thought about building....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 06:08 PM UTC
Mark, you have done pretty good from what ive seen maybe you need a travel kit with some 1/144 kits and tools. I have thought about this several times.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 06:34 PM UTC
Plenty of tools with me, Last month I bought a Iwata Neo Air mini compressor. Small, lightweight `1 lb and quiet enough to use in a hotel room.

I shot this wing, and some other parts in my hotel room last Sunday.

For no particullary brilliant reason I think I have 3 Heuy Cobras in the stash, That might be me starting point due to the small size.
b17-peter
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 11:09 PM UTC
Hi mates, count me in for this one with that beast:


Let's have fun! Peter
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 01:47 AM UTC
Here we go:





This is a very old kit that has been reboxed several times. In dark green plastic, what an idea.

But it is suitable for this campaign, cvertainly when build with a little twist.

I just hope that I can make it by the deadline
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 05:41 AM UTC
my BONAFIDES:
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 05:59 AM UTC
I 'built' one version of that kit back in pre-history (1970 or so) and couldn't get any of it to fit. Not that Iknew what I was doing at the time, but it was one of the few unfinished kits I ever threw away. All I remember now was the ungoldy orange plastic the kit was molded in...
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 06:05 AM UTC
Mark, I remember that kit (so im telling my age now )I have love the Siskorsky UH34's every since my dad took me to an airshow at the Naval Air Base and I was able to climb up to the cockpit. Those were BIG choppers when your 5.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015 - 07:19 PM UTC
starting an SW-4 for the campaign.

here it is and some progress also.


DougCohen
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 07:02 AM UTC
I am stacking the deck a little but wanted to do a dual build so am going to start a Heller A-Star also. Hate the RED plastic but that is what primer is for.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 02:18 AM UTC
Hi guys, great to see some started projects already.

Would what if projects be ok for this campaign? I have a modern Hind'ish chopper on steroids I would like to build
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC
progress on the SW-4

DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 09:40 PM UTC
a little work on the A-Star


main rotor blades
DougCohen
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 09:41 PM UTC
this is the windscreen and the light assembly I made for it.

DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 06:14 AM UTC
cockpit work getting done on the A-Star

DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 07:03 PM UTC
I have been off work for a long weekend and have had a lot of time to work on my helo got the fuse together and primed
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 07:35 PM UTC
more work on the SW-4. I have been working on this one on my down time at work so progress is slow and I will have to bring it home to get any paint on it.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 04:18 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi guys, great to see some started projects already.

Would what if projects be ok for this campaign? I have a modern Hind'ish chopper on steroids I would like to build



Hmmmmm.... Silence = yes?
drabslab
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 05:33 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Hi guys, great to see some started projects already.

Would what if projects be ok for this campaign? I have a modern Hind'ish chopper on steroids I would like to build



Hmmmmm.... Silence = yes?




maybe better PM the campaign leader?
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 01:12 AM UTC
yes, there is some progress:



This old CH-53 kit of Revell (in its latest incarnation) delivers quite some value for money in the sense that it is big, and requires a lot of time trying to fix some serious gaps left and right.

and it is molded in dark green!!!!

But it is progressing at least