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Rick's CH-53E Super Stallion 1/48 scale
infofrog
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Alabama, United States
Joined: December 16, 2014
KitMaker: 121 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 11:53 AM GMT+7
This was my Christmas gift from the family 2014



I'm not going to lie about this model , For a 1/48 scales this is a monster beast. This will start in about week or two .
I been working on this for bit , not much finished .

I know Gino from different form . I am going post my build here . I will try to get it caught up

Enjoy

Rick



Big Ed's eduards photo etch set

infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 11:56 AM GMT+7
The rotor head is getting all plastic parts installed . The hinges work great . I can fold them in or out .. Now I need to start some basic piping ..

Enjoy

Rick





infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:01 PM GMT+7
Body length

Rick




Working little on the rotor head piping .
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primered




infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:05 PM GMT+7


I started the IP wiring

Rick






infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:05 PM GMT+7

I route the IP wiring ..

Enjoy

Rick




infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
I have the interior painted black . Needs a lite dry brush with silver .

I need to install Photo etch IP dash .

Enjoy

Rick







infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:08 PM GMT+7
I did some dry brushing .

Try to lighten top of the IP for some fade look . Not sure how that came out , but I tried

I sprayed the rear cargo floor . Still needs weathering here . . I still have cargo crates to paint for this area .

Enjoy

Rick









infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:09 PM GMT+7

I applied alclad aqua gloss several days ago . Yesterday I applied 502 MIG Oil weathering black and brown mix oil paste colors and thinned with MIG Productions Odorless Turpentine . i really like . I let that still for a day . .Tomorrow I will respray with Alclad or vallejo Matt clear ..

Enjoy

Rick







infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM GMT+7
I'm finishing up the headliner .Not spending a lot on interior , due to may never be seen .

Almost ready to prime .

Enjoy

Rick









infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:20 PM GMT+7

I applied alclad aqua gloss let that sit for several days .
I applied 502 MIG Oil weathering black and brown mix oil paste colors and thinned with MIG Productions Odorless Turpentine . i really like . I let that still for a bit

Enjoy

Rick







infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:21 PM GMT+7

I have the floor Clear Matt coat and top or headliner ..

Still need to install photo etch seatbelts .

i also try to fade the front area



Enjoy

Rick



Top headliner



Rear cargo area





infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:22 PM GMT+7

I started the outside body rivet process . This model has no rivets . This bird has a lot rivets . Only issue I see with this model . No problem

I'm not sure if my rivet tool is right size , but its for 1/48 scale . I was not going to order a new rivet tool .

I had to use chalk to high light the rivets , so excuse me for the miss . I have washed off the chalk

Enjoy

Rick











infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 12:26 PM GMT+7
I finished only right side body of my rivet project . Still have bottom top and left side . This is a long process . Eyes do get tried .I cleaned the body up

So far it looking pretty good .

Enjoy

Rick







drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 08:07 PM GMT+7
Hai,

You certainly go for detail.

I'll watch this with interest as I have such monster in my stash as well

PaulBrickles
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: April 14, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
this is looking cracking
DougCohen
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 02:12 AM GMT+7
Great job so far, I will be watching this build for sure.
Doug
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Looking good so far Rick, I'm going to follow along and take notes as I have one of these beasts in the stash.
infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
Thank you all

The left side finished the rivets .. I will need to finish the interior now ..

Enjoy

Rick







infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 03:56 AM GMT+7
I have the cargo area seats installed and gloss clear coat . I will let this set for couple days , then use Mig oils to weather it up a tab bit

Then i will install seat belts and some case of Cokes and Mt Dews .

Enjoy

Rick



infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:25 AM GMT+7
I laid down some Mig oil this morning .

this evening I cleaned up little bit . I will let this set for day or two . Then spray some matt clear ..

Enjoy

Rick



this morning





This evening



infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:28 PM GMT+7
I have the cargo interior walls Mattt Clear coat finished . I mocked up the interior just to see what it look like .

I need to install seat belts, photo etch IP and couple decal labels

Enjoy

Rick

infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 02:05 AM GMT+7
Work has been very busy . But that has slow down a bit .
i been working on a paint rack

Here is my paint rack I'm building ..I could not find any paint racks. So I thought , lets build one .

This is a basic rack . I will primer , then paint with enamel black

You can see my two Alclad bottles . That be the pale gold and chrome ..

Rick

infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
I finished my paint rack yesterday .. I'm going let paint cure for few days before installing this to the wall ..

I use oil base enamel paint , Sprayed this outside with HVLP gun ..

I used scrap wood , only the peg board was new

Rick





infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:46 AM GMT+7
Below is my tailgate that I mess up . I glued photo etch upside down .I removed the photo etch , the part wrinkled . I did not have another replacement part . I glued it back down in the correct direction .

Now I went and built a skid that will hold cases of sodas and water bottles . This will sit on the gate .

Skid not finished yet .

Enjoy

Rick







I started the first stage paint job on the skid . Then i will get the wood grain look next stage .

Enjoy

Ric k

infofrog
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 06:05 AM GMT+7
Here is my skid in the wood look ..

I'm happy with it , now just need to make a lot more soda cases

Enjoy

Rick