Bernhard Schrock Hi mates, thanks for the nice comments. Slowly, the plastic parts start looking like a Mi-2. In this context, I would like to share a basic technique: on principle, I never use putty to fill. If necessary, I use superglue (Tamiya). It is well visible on the fuselage bottom and engine housing. The fitting was not the best, but I did not use any putty. I glued with superglue and ethyl acetate (plastic welder). By the way, ethyl acetate is excellent if you smooth engravings. See pictures.
Bernhard Schrock Fortunately there are a lot of pictures of the no 4711. On this basis, I could mix the colors accordingly. Light blue = 1/3 HU130, 1/3HU129 and 1/3 RV50. Grey = 1/2 HU 5 & 1/2 Nautilus grey-green (I left the rest of paint). On the original photos, you can see a lot of details, but also some differences between the real helicopter (4711) and the kit.
Florian H. really nice work, respect! How is the fitting of the parts?
25. January 2014, 18:52
Bernhard Schrock Mi 2 is a very interesting type. Unfortunately very seldom seen as a model. I'm glad that you like them.
@Florian: The fit is in my opinion very good with few exceptions (bottom of fuselage and clear nose and front). Because of my assembling/gluing technique (aethylacetate & superglue) this was no problem. Übrigens Respekt retour. Hab mir eben deine Werke angesehen. Z. b. Unter japanischer Flagge in 144. Der Rotor vom Kamow ist super.
Felix Troschier then you should see Kittx Hawk's new AS365. IHMO a very complicated fuselage break down.
Superb work. How did you get along with the decals?
28. January 2014, 08:31
Erik Houghton That is a gorgeous color scheme, wish I could find decals for it in 72nd.
28. January 2014, 15:08
Bernhard Schrock Hi Felix. Decals are excellent; thin but very durable. No problems. Only the insignia I had to cut and correct with paint. Curious: the "white" is more a light grey ala FS 36375 (HU 127)
Without comparison with a true white it is not remarkable.
Bernhard Schrock So many nice comments, and it is not even finished yet! Thanks.
Augie: by the way something I have wanted to say for long time: what you are doing with a brush is amazing. I could not even paint a wheel with a brush, honestly. I always airbrush
31. January 2014, 19:46
Florian H. Very nice and respectful work. Waiting for the rollout
Bernhard Schrock Danke Bill! Eine Freude von Dir zu hören und dass auf Deutsch (Very glad to hear from you, in German).
Murad: Ethylacetate is a plastic welder (no plastic glue) and thin like water. I use it when parts fit well. Hold the parts together, apply with a small brush, wait 10 seconds, press, wait 10 seconds again = ready. From the welded (glued) area welded plastic comes out and fills the seam. After a few hours the welded area is as hard as plastic. If the parts do not fit well (bigger gaps) I use CA glue. The one from Tamiya in a rectangular applicator is excellent for filling gaps. I do not mix CA with ethylacetate (this does not work).