de-masked and "standing" on skids (you do not recognize it on this picture but man, those parts are in pretty bad shape - RH side shows a bad twist. On the dry fit trials I thought this is mainly caused by the weighting issue I had at the beginning. But: no, not only - it's also the struts of the landing skids. Unfortunally they are not perfect laterally reversed,.....mmh).
Juergen Klinglhuber Hi Bart
It was a coincident that I saw that Picture at FlightZone - that camo was the only reason why I finaly decided to start that kit. It was on the shelf for ages.
25. March, 20:18
Juergen Klinglhuber Until I wait for some paint I have on order, I will put the project on hold - and do some experiments with the digital camo. There a no decals or stencils for that livery, so I have to find my own way,....
Ben M Cool camo.. and great subject - anti poaching!
7. April, 17:24
Juergen Klinglhuber @all - thx for the comments,...Dave, Tim - I am not sure yet, but I will to some trials with decals for sure.
7. April, 17:37
Juergen Klinglhuber Tim - you are right, this is a nice little kit. And you did a nice build.
I did not really find the kit respectively the helicopter itself very interessing until I stumbbled over the pictures from Kruger National Park - Gazelle seems to be a hidden beauty.
Juergen Klinglhuber Hi Laurent - thx for your advice, but it is already too late.
I closed the canopy yesterday and attached the skits for a trial,....a tailsitter - omg, a stupid mistake. I totaly forgot to consider this. Guess I will need to enter some fishing lead through the holes in the engine cover,....will let you know how that worked out.....
Juergen Klinglhuber "You live and learn".... thx for all your inputs - never heard of exotherm reaction of CA & lead before.
No melted plastic so far & I really hope I was lucky and the kit survive unharmed.
10. April, 07:36
Tim Good work on the tail rotor shaft. Not easy drilling holes in small parts like that without ruining them.
Juergen Klinglhuber Burkhard - sorry for that and I hope that is fine for you. Honestly spoken I did not take care whilst checking the internet for Gazelle Rotorheads. NOW, with your input I was checking again and recognized the copyrights on the lower right corner - so I checked out the link to your Homepage now: great source !!! Ton's of Aircraft details - super!
19. April, 10:39
Burkhard D No worries, Juergen - fine for me. My website is made for scale modelers.
Juergen Klinglhuber After spending nights to cut squares in 1/72 for a paint mask that would do he job I resigned. So I decided to ask for help: Thx to Daniel !! Check out his website https://brent-air-decals.at/ - a good source for decals with Austrian background btw.
He was of great help for me on this South African bird. Looking forward to start ....
Juergen Klinglhuber @ Erik: It was fortuity that a read on his home page that he is doing "individual" requests as well - so if there is a good picture reference available I can highly recommend to get in touch with him, he might be interested.
@Laurent: I am curious about it - this week end is blocked with other stuff, but a trial on the vertical fin I did already. It looks great.
26. April, 12:15
Matthew A Decals look great the colours seem spot on
Juergen Klinglhuber Laurent - not sure about your question with respect to decal - l'autocollant. Fait maison (more or less, again thx's to Daniel) as there is no aftermarket product and painting seemed to be a nightmare.
Greetings to all - have a nice weekend.