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Bernhard Schrock (Yellowwing)
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CH-101 Merlin JMSDF #92

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20 | 26. September 2019, 16:06
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Maciej Bellos
Following!
26. September 2019, 17:01
Daniel
my favorite cargo chopper, watching as well!
26. September 2019, 17:08
Konrad Limmer
Ok this will be epic again :)! Watching and learning!
26. September 2019, 19:55
Ronan
Watching too 👍
26. September 2019, 20:14
Melchior
And another nice heli-documentary at the Schrock-Channel starts! Watching 👍
27. September 2019, 05:15
Harry Eder
Following too! 👍
27. September 2019, 06:22
Holger Kranich
Oh cool, a Merlin! Where is my seat?
27. September 2019, 06:40
Bernhard Schrock
You are welcome Mates🙂. First row seats reserved. Popcorn or nachos?
27. September 2019, 06:42
Holger Kranich
Nachos and cheese, please!😉
27. September 2019, 07:18
ice
My 2nd favourite helicopter built by Bernhard? Count me in! 🙂
27. September 2019, 23:48
Augie
I'm in who has popcorn?
27. September 2019, 23:58
Nathan Dempsey
This is a kit that I really would like to build so seeing it done by Bernhard will be awesome.
28. September 2019, 00:25
Clifford Keesler
Watching also.
28. September 2019, 01:21
Sergej I
Watching, just because of the popcorn 😛
29. September 2019, 08:41
Gordon Sørensen
Watching. Just because its Bernhard...
29. September 2019, 10:43
bughunter
Personally I find a Seaking much nicer than this one - but this will be another great show! 👍
29. September 2019, 18:57
Björn Svedberg
I just have to follow this! Nice start! 👍
30. September 2019, 07:45
Slavo Hazucha
Oh, I missed the pre-opening credits sequence... Joining now... Popcorn not even too cold yet, all fine 👍

Bernhard, I have to say I really like the way you are actually keeping some of the original model during your builds... Re-assures me we are in the same hobby😉😉
30. September 2019, 08:47
Bernhard Schrock
Air intakes: the fit is OK but it isn't Tamiya and cleaning is required. I used for this task CA as filler and a small oval milling head. For the end (smooth) finish I used as usual ethyl acetate (plastic welder).
4. October 2019, 06:16
Bernhard Schrock
Yesterday I worked on the hump (engine & gear housing). I highly recommend a sequence that is different from the kit instructions: complete the whole hump and attach it to the fuselage. This way it's easier to exactly assemble the puzzle.
The edge of the hat should be thinned down because it's a thin sheet in the original (approx 1 mm in the kit).
11. October 2019, 07:57
Treehugger
Quick question: I noticed you are using a milling device in one of your photos. Any advice for using such drill bits? Never tried it myself, have something ordered, but heh they are cheap tools and I am not even sure what it will be like. I don't even know if such tools are supposed to be sharpened or not.
11. October 2019, 08:53
Bernhard Schrock
Hi Treehugger. The minitool (Bully of Minicraft) is my best friend.Although the tool is more than 30 years old this is the best choice. I don't know another comparable product. It has 2 ball bearings. In connection with the selfmade adjustable power supply (see picture 21) and set of 6 collets (Spannzangen) it's possible for me to drill 2 mm long and 0,2 mm holes or thin large areas with a large milling head. IMO the right power supply is the key for success: too high RPM or too much torque is the biggest problem when you have to do small drilling/milling jobs. In the lowest position of the potentiometer I have a speed of 100 RPM and I'm able to stopp the collet with one finger.
11. October 2019, 15:05
Treehugger
Do the miling head have to be sharp to tear away plastic you think?
11. October 2019, 19:36
Bernhard Schrock
Sorry: I don't really know what you mean... there are different milling heads for different uses (see picture 22).
12. October 2019, 08:01
Treehugger
Do you know what a sharp knife means? I would guess that such milling heads have a cutting blade of sorts around the head, or maybe they don't. I would think that if the milling head was just a round sphere, it wouldn't bite into the plastic.
12. October 2019, 08:59
Bernhard Schrock
Research help needed: does have #92 / JMSDF Merlin's the last „wall mounted" seats in the ramp area?
15. October 2019, 18:25
Richmond
Treehugger - You can use a rotary tool for 'milling' as well - I use the Dremel along with the Dremel accessories - they fall under Engraving and are called up as cutters - https://www.dremel.com.au/au/en/products/accessories/?start=0&Application=Engrave - I haven't blunted one yet but if I did I would just go and buy a replacement.
26. October 2019, 15:23
Sergej I
OMG mass-furniture production... :o
26. October 2019, 16:53
Nathan Dempsey
The cockpit is looking fabulous!
1. November 2019, 13:02
Holger Kranich
Excellent Office, Bernhard!
1. November 2019, 13:19
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Nathan, thank you Holger. In the net I found only one useful picture of the JMSDF Merlin's cockpit. Fortunately there are several pics taken from the front. So I could determine that the main color of the cockpit is grey with a saturation about 60-70%. The cushion of the seats is a bit lighter than the seat. Side panels are black or nearly black. In comparison with color of the screens the middle console and the hood are not 100% black but 85-90% grey.
1. November 2019, 15:10
bughunter
What coordinates did you enter on the keyboard? The photo is to small to be read from the screen.
Fantastic cockpit!
1. November 2019, 18:24
Bernhard Schrock
Thx bughunter. 53,75 Nord, 9,56 East... 🙂
Yesterday I spent more than one hour for detailing and refining the cargo hook bay. And today I realized that JMSDF Merlin's don't have a fixed cargo hook 🙂 the cargo hook will be mounted on H-shaped mount only if needed.
4. November 2019, 17:22
Bart Goesaert
Bummer, but some unnecessary practice for the skills (ahum). very nice work...
19. November 2019, 13:42
Bryn Crandell
Jumping in on this one.
19. November 2019, 16:05
Hanno Kleinecke
Something around 10 parts in that hinge ? Superb scratchbuilding !
19. November 2019, 20:13
20. November 2019, 17:29
Bernhard Schrock
Thx mates for your nice support. A little bit progress. Meanwhile I compared EACH kit part with a he pictures of the JMSDF because it seams that they are overall differences between the HC-3...
24. November 2019, 14:52
Slavo Hazucha
Hello Bernhard, long time of silence from me, had a few "minor" work&life topics to sort, kept me from the hobby long enough, the upside is so many beautiful things & work to study... Especially your progress, which would immediately qualify as a maintenance manual for helicopter crews😉 Keep up the good work, it´s a pleasure to follow as always!
2. December 2019, 10:42
Thomas Hopfensperger
Hallo Bernhard, wird ja immer schöner! Schöne Weihnachten!
15. December 2019, 19:01
Bart Goesaert
splendid work...
18. December 2019, 16:53
Hanno Kleinecke
Wow, the overhead panel and shades look incredible ! Outstanding !
21. December 2019, 18:58
bughunter
The master of Evergreen details shows again his magic work 👍
21. December 2019, 19:30
Bernhard Schrock
After a „creative break" I'm back. Thank you for the nice comments🙂 The last task before installing the front shield is completed. Tomorrow I hope to install the clear parts.
21. December 2019, 20:53
Nathan Dempsey
Wow, those shades look great!
21. December 2019, 21:03
Erik No
Working roller blinds - geil!😉
22. December 2019, 09:48
Kamil Rudziński
Wow! Dzieją się tu wyśmienite rzeczy!
22. December 2019, 09:55
Daniel
Just amazing...
22. December 2019, 11:01
Bryn Crandell
I have to agree with everyone. The shades by the overhead panel is truly a work of art. The fact that they work.....WOW!
23. December 2019, 12:30
Holger Kranich
Watt ein Schmuckstück!
23. December 2019, 13:04
Stephan Ryll
Fascinating work Bernhard 👍 👍 👍
23. December 2019, 17:15
Michael Hickey
You always amaze me with what you scratchbuild, those blinds are awesome.👍👍👍
23. December 2019, 22:48
Bernhard Schrock
Hi Mates, I'm very surprised about the feedback concerning the blinds. Thank you. Fortunately the rear and front framing is molded as one part and so it was possible to install the blinds before gluing the framing on the fuselage. It's made from very thin paper and 0,22 mm guitar string. The holes are punched with a 0,55 mm needle (the end cuttet flat and sharpened).
I wish you and your family happy and healthy Christmas. Happy modeling!
24. December 2019, 05:15
Zsolt Czegle
Awesome work!
24. December 2019, 08:58
Slavo Hazucha
The blinds got all the credit, and not without merit, but I'll lay in a word for all the added switches and buttons on the cockpit PE's as well... Way to go dealing with the lack of plasticity the use of PE's brings in so many cases! 👍

Have a happy christmas & some great time with family!
24. December 2019, 09:21
Christian Bruer
Wow, another masterpiece in doing 👍
24. December 2019, 12:12
Florian H.
Moin Bernhard,
hab dieses Album ganz verpasst Oo Aber nun, wie immer sehr genial was du hier machst. Die Merlin habe ich auch schon gebaut. Falls du Bilder der Triebwerke oder ähnliches benötigst, kannst du dich gerne bei mir melden, habe einige Bilder der dänischen Merlins, aber die Triebwerke sind ja dieselben. Falls du dioch für die walkways des decalsheet entscheiden soltest... die sind völlig falsch und passen nicht zum Original, egal für welchen Betreiber, ich habe meine als Schablonen genutzt und lackiert😉
Schöne Weihnachten und bis zum nächsten Update 👍
25. December 2019, 13:27
Bernhard Schrock
I wish all Mates happy new year!
Yesterday I managed one of the most important/difficult tasks: installing the windscreen. I waited with this task as long as possible to preventing airbrushing-dust and sanding-dust. As usual I used my combo-technique: glue first with minor drops of CA in place, seal the gaps with Future and fill the remaing gaps with CA.
 
3. January 2020, 08:25
Clifford Keesler
Just an awesome build so far. Your attentation to detail amazes me.
3. January 2020, 22:29
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Clifford.
4. January 2020, 14:22
Bernhard Schrock
Heute habe ich eine Anfrage von einem deutschen Modellbauer bekommen, wie ich die Plisetten über dem Cockpit gemacht habe. Für mein Englisch ist das ein bisschen zu viel Text, deswegen nur in Deutsch nach dem Motto besser in Deutsch als gar nicht. Vielleicht kann es jemanden sonst nützlich sein.

Ich habe ganz dünnes Papier verwendet, auf welchem das Sortiment eines Buchhändlers abgedruckt war. Zuerst habe ich mit zwei Schnitten (nicht komplett durchgeschnitten) einen Streifen mit der Breite von etwa 9 mm markiert. Mit einem kleinen Abstand zu diesen beiden Schnitten habe ich außen mit einem Stechzirkel die Abstände markiert (circa 2 mm). So hatte ich ganz feine Punkte, die ich von beiden Seiten des Papiers sehen konnte.
Nun habe ich auf der ersten Seite ganz vorsichtig das Papier angeschnitten, allerdings nur sozusagen die ungeraden Punktpaare.
Dann habe ich das Papier umgedreht und das gleiche mit den dazwischenliegenden (geraden) Punktpaaren gemacht. Anschließend den Streifen in mit der Breite von 9 mm komplett durchgeschnitten. Das Falten war anschließend nur noch Formsache (sehr leicht). Dann habe ich das zusammengefaltete Paket mit der Pinzette angedrückt und mit einer flach gefeilten angeschärften 0,7 mm Kanüle die Löcher gestanzt.
4. January 2020, 14:24
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Clifford🙂
4. January 2020, 14:24
Florian H.
For the stuff i used acupuncture needles and cigarettepaper
4. January 2020, 19:37
Vjekoslav Ranec
Amazing project.
4. January 2020, 19:52
Bernhard Schrock
After months of preparing the individual parts the "thing" starts to look like a Merlin.
5. January 2020, 19:26
Hans Haag
Hallo Bernhard, einfach gigantisch die Plisetten dir graust es anscheinend vor nichts , weiter so !
5. January 2020, 19:41
bughunter
Wow - your clean (and dust free!) builds are always impressive 👍
5. January 2020, 19:54
Michael Phillips
Simply amazing work... Wow!
6. January 2020, 05:11
6. January 2020, 21:31
Clifford Keesler
Outstanding! sir, can't wait to see the finished bird.
7. January 2020, 00:45
Nathan Dempsey
That canopy is astoundingly clear and beautiful🙂
7. January 2020, 00:49
Maciej Bellos
So Airfix left out quite a lot of detail... Thank God we have Bernhard! Absolutely spectacular job! Thank you!!!
7. January 2020, 18:36
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Mates: you comments honored me very much. I have say thank you to Wikipedia user Hunini who shot and share outstanding pictures of The CH-101 #92.
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Hunini/画像保管庫
7. January 2020, 20:56
Bernhard Schrock
Walkways. I got a tip from Florian that the walkways in the kit and on the decal sheet are not really correct. Indeed the light grey is too light have a touch of pink and looks really strange.
So again I had to improvise. I sprayed a undiluted mix of middle gray H125 and matt clear H49 with low pressure on the kits walkways. As a result I got after cutting in shape rough surface like a anti skid mat.
8. January 2020, 18:47
8. January 2020, 18:53
Guus
Stunning.
8. January 2020, 20:27
Ben Schumacher
Wieder mal vom Allerfeinsten, Bernhard. Es ist immer wieder erstaunlich, mit welcher Finesse du zu absolut sauberen, hochdetaillierten Topergebnissen kommst. Es ist wie immer eine Freude, dir zuzusehen!
9. January 2020, 09:57
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Mates.
Ben: deine Einschätzung als Scratch builder freut mich sehr. Übrigens bin ich voller Respekt für dein Vorhaben den Ch-53 in 1:32 zu bauen nicht nur wegen der Scratch Tatsache sondern wegen der Größe. Der Merlin ist kleiner und trotz nur 1:48 habe ich Probleme mit dem hantieren und bleibe ständig an der Schreibtischlampe hängen. Diesen dicken Brummer in 32 kannst wohl mit einer Hand kaum halten... oder?
11. January 2020, 16:53
Ben Schumacher
Vom Gewicht her schon, aber das Ding ist wirklich groß. Da ich mich ja noch dazu für eine MH-53E mit den großen Sponsons entschieden habe, wird das Ding nochmal größer. Wird aber gefaltet, anders ist das Modell nicht unterzubringen. Ich habe nun passende Aluminiumfolie bekommen, um mich an die Gestaltung der Oberflächen zu machen. Learning by Doing! Bist du dieses Jahr wieder in Lingen? Diesmal könnte es vielleicht mit einem Besuch klappen.
13. January 2020, 07:30
Bernhard Schrock
Jou. Zsammgefaltet bringt eine Menge besonders da das Leitwerk getrennt zusammengebaut werden kann. Lingen: ja, wie jedes Mal (mit einer Ausnahme: war krank) seit es die EME gibt. Man trifft ja dort die ganze Szene. Und das Abendessen am Freitag und Samstag im Hotel sind auch ein Highlight. 🙂
Welche Aluminium Folie nimmst du denn? Vor dem Heckausleger bzw. auf dem Heckausleger sind beim Original Merlin Verstärkungspanele aufgeschraubt. Die habe ich aus selbstklebender Alu Folie gemacht und festgestellt, dass sie recht empfindlich ist. Man sieht durch die Farbe jede Beule und Kratzer.
13. January 2020, 09:03
Treehugger
Looks nice. I wonder, are you done masking the clear parts (which you have removed), or are you finished with the airbrushing stuff?
13. January 2020, 09:34
bughunter
Again impressive - the exact build of all that small parts and the correctness of color borders/masking 👍
13. January 2020, 16:28
Clifford Keesler
Outstanding Bernhard.
14. January 2020, 01:14
Ben Schumacher
Ich nehme diese Folie: https://www.amazon.com/-/de/gp/product/B0042SSQMU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ich habe aber auch selber noch keine Erfahrungen damit gemacht. Ich bin sehr gespannt... aber das schaffen wir schon irgendwie. 🙂
Dieses Jahr sehen wir uns vielleicht, wenn alles gut geht. Wahrscheinlich aber nur an einem Tag als Besucher.
14. January 2020, 08:39
Harry Eder
Great job so far Berhard! For me it´s the best Merlin I´ve seen in scale! 👍
Stichwort Lingen: freu mich schon einige die ich hier von Scalemates kenne, persönlich zu treffen. Wir werden heuer auch erstmals die Reise auf uns nehmen. ;)
14. January 2020, 12:07
Bernhard Schrock
Treehugger: the airbrushing is completed. The small side windows already has the black rim, but I want to put them in last because I maybe need to get rid of some dust.
Bughunter & Clifford: glad you like it. But is time consuming...🙂
14. January 2020, 17:45
Bernhard Schrock
Harry: deine Einschätzung freut mich sehr zumal der Merlin noch gar nicht fertig ist. Der restliche Aufwand ist allerdings überschaubar und ich bin sicher bis Lingen fertig zu werden. Wäre fein euch die Hand zu schütteln und einen Kaffee zu trinken🙂
14. January 2020, 17:48
Slavo Hazucha
Just great 👍 48-scale is supposed to have a certain level of detail, but the clarity of your execution is in it´s own galaxy... No weathering or any effects needed to lead the eye away from imperfections, since there simply are none...
14. January 2020, 18:56
Jeramy Boileau
Amazing work!
15. January 2020, 22:06
Bart Goesaert
A masterclass in modelbuilding..
17. January 2020, 11:06
Thomas Hopfensperger
Richtig schön Bernhard!! :)
17. January 2020, 13:09
David Taylor
how many awsomes can one say Bernhard
18. January 2020, 19:10
Ivan VT
Fantastic!!!
18. January 2020, 21:25
Bernhard Schrock
Nose landing gear in place without mess.
20. January 2020, 05:42
Erik No
Seit die Ausstellung von Heiden nach Lingen zog, war ich nicht mehr dort. Zu weit. Schade, ich hätte mir das tolle Ding gern mal live angesehen und Dir Hallo gesagt. Übrigens, die Reifen in Deinem neuen Update sehen auch super real aus. Welche Farbe hast Du benutzt?
20. January 2020, 08:11
Luc B
splendid!
20. January 2020, 08:25
Treehugger
I wonder, when working on such things as details like the nose wheel: Do you make sure you seal the paint for such rubber like stuff, and then control the shine with vanish afterwards, or do you leave the rubber paint as is, and just add pigment/wash to it?
20. January 2020, 10:11
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you Guys.
Erik No: schade für Dich, da die EME sich zu m.E. wichtigsten Ausstellung in DE entwickelt hat. Mich persönlich hat der Umzug sehr gefreut, da wir aus dem Norden eine Stunde weniger Fahrzeit haben🙂 nicht verzagen, ich mach paar Makros mehr „für Dich" wenn fertig. 🙂
For airbrushing tires I used as usual dark grey matt (HU32) und middle grey (HU125) for washing.
My philosophy is "no varnish as possible". That what you overal see is the original paint: engine grey, orange, red, grey,,,,
20. January 2020, 10:30
Maciej Bellos
Great tip for the tires! Thanks!
20. January 2020, 11:04
Erik No
Des einen Freud...😉 Vlt. machen wir die Tour mal (260Km), ich hau den Kumpel mal an. Unsere Top-Ausstellung ist mittlerweile die SMC-Eindhoven. Nur halb so weit. Danke für die Farb-Nummern – sind das Humbrol?
20. January 2020, 11:42
Bernhard Schrock
Jou: Humbrol.
20. January 2020, 11:58
Bernhard Schrock
Small side windows: if you think that fitting them in is easy you are wrong🙁. The are way too big!!! I spent more than half an hour fitting those on the left side. Glued with Future. The two pieces of Tamiya tape help to hold them with the tweezers.
22. January 2020, 18:26
Hans Haag
Ich glaub es nicht, Matten auf den Stufen der Leiter, tolle Sache!
23. January 2020, 10:56
Clifford Keesler
Beautiful so far Bernhard.
24. January 2020, 01:18
bughunter
The struts of the winch say it all - AMS!
26. January 2020, 21:48
Ben Schumacher
Top notch!
27. January 2020, 09:15
Christian W
A lot of detailling! Well done! I like, to see other guys who make the Details as good as they can to get as near as possible to the original. Did the same with the CH-53 GS some years ago.
27. January 2020, 10:11
Bernhard Schrock
I enjoy you comments: thx!
Christian W: ich kann mich an deinen Heli erinnern insbesondere die Beleuchtung der Blattspitzen. Absolut bemerkenswerte Leistung mit den Schleifkontakten.
28. January 2020, 19:07
Christian W
Vielen Dank für das Kompliment 🙂 Bei deinem Merlin bleibe ich auf jeden Fall dran. Ich liebe diese Detailverliebtheit
28. January 2020, 20:31
Treehugger
The wires for the small ladder (or whatever it is called in English). Did you twine the threads to make a larger wire?
30. January 2020, 20:58
Christian W
Klasse. Einfach klasse.
30. January 2020, 21:36
Bernhard Schrock
Treehugger: I used fine polyester dark gray thread. It's easier to "bend" than wire.
31. January 2020, 06:35
2. February 2020, 03:02
Jos Jansen
Wow, great details Bernard...a stunner!
2. February 2020, 10:16
Christian Bruer
Excellent detail Bernhard 👍
2. February 2020, 19:55
Slavo Hazucha
Did you photoshop another pic of the helicopter into the mirrors or are they really that flawless?😉 👍
3. February 2020, 10:23
Bernhard Schrock
Slavo, well you got me - the entire project is photoshop... 🙂

Yesterday I began to work on the main rotor. I knew that it would be a lot of work because the JMSDF has an electrical blade folding mechanism. The comparison between the original pictures (shot by Mr. Hunini and Mr. Domke)

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http://www.b-domke.de/AviationImages/Rotorhead/31697.html

and the round kit part shows that the kit part looks very different. Does anyone have pictures from the top?
7. February 2020, 17:54
bughunter
Burkhard is also on scalemates: Burkhard D (RLHDLW), may be he has more pictures?
7. February 2020, 20:34
Florian H.
Von oben sehen die gleich aus, die unterscheiden sich nur von der Seite, also der blatthalter vom festen und dem Faltblatt, wie in meiner pn geschrieben...
7. February 2020, 21:03
Treehugger
I hope to see closeups of the rotors shafts and all later on, it looks so nice. 🙂
8. February 2020, 12:04
Treehugger
Really fun watching this work on the main rotors. 🙂 Any tips or problems you can share?
14. February 2020, 17:58
Bernhard Schrock
Treehugger: thank you. Maybe first this tip: sometimes it is best to just rip of finished parts if you noticed that you don't like them.
14. February 2020, 18:34
bughunter
Bernhard, you are scratching here so many parts, more then all kits in my stash have😉
16. February 2020, 21:16
Clifford Keesler
Awesome attention to detail sir.
17. February 2020, 23:35
Nathan Dempsey
Watching this amazing build, I couldn't help but buy one of these kits 🙂
18. February 2020, 01:18
Bart Goesaert
splendid work... incredible eye for detail and finish
26. February 2020, 11:42
Christian W
Awesone work. Awesone!
27. February 2020, 04:30
Black Baron
Inspiring
27. February 2020, 11:27
Augie
Utterly awsome!
27. February 2020, 12:43
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you for the support!
Good news: the Merlin marathon is nearly done. Only 95 m left to run. 🙂.
28. February 2020, 18:10
bughunter
Originalteile, nur kleiner 👍
28. February 2020, 18:40
28. February 2020, 20:23
Bozzer
Gotta admit, I've been watching this build and it's very inspiring. Awesome work, my friend.
28. February 2020, 23:52
Treehugger
A fun model to look at, a lot of detailing. I like it a lot. 🙂
29. February 2020, 17:46
Bernhard Schrock
One of my most time consuming projects is now completed :) I posted the first batch of pictures.
29. February 2020, 17:47
Augie
Jesus Bernhard.... amazing work!
29. February 2020, 18:25
Daniel
wow, what can I say...perfection achieved
29. February 2020, 18:33
Melchior
Breathtaking!!
29. February 2020, 18:41
Nathan Dempsey
As usual, a real beauty of a build Bernhard.
29. February 2020, 19:26
Sergej I
Amazing! Absolutely amazing!
29. February 2020, 19:30
Zsolt Czegle
Awesome!
29. February 2020, 19:38
Ronan
Very nice Merlin, Bernhard . A piece of art 👍 congrats
29. February 2020, 21:20
Clifford Keesler
Awesome work Bernhard.
1. March 2020, 00:35
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you for the comments Mates: I'm glad that you like the Merlin :) This morning I postes some more pictures.
1. March 2020, 06:15
Florian H.
Super Arbeit 🙂
1. March 2020, 06:49
Konrad Limmer
The best chopper build I've ever seen so far... ! Congrats to this perfect result🙂
1. March 2020, 06:52
Christian W
Amazing! Great detail work, impressive finish.
1. March 2020, 10:12
Juergen Klinglhuber
Bernhard - ....das macht einen sprachlos...echt super. Merlin bezaubert :)
1. March 2020, 10:38
Bernhard Pethe
Respekt Bernhard, da haste wieder einen rausgehauen. 👍
1. March 2020, 10:55
Neuling
Top notch!
1. March 2020, 11:09
ice
Perfekt abgeliefert! 👍
1. March 2020, 16:30
Patrick Hagelstein
I've been following this from the side because any comment I would make wouldn't do this build justice. So here is me being speechless out of adoration: .........................
1. March 2020, 17:26
Jos Jansen
...without words 👍👍
1. March 2020, 19:16
Hanno Kleinecke
Tja, was soll man dazu noch sagen, mehr geht einfach nicht: ein Meister - Meisterwerk !
Epic depth in Detail, absolutely incomparable !
1. March 2020, 19:28
Christian Bruer
Excellent as always 👍
1. March 2020, 19:33
Maciej Bellos
Honey, I shrunk the Merlin!
1. March 2020, 21:43
Christian W
Ich habe die Bilder jetzt endlich mal am PC anschauen können. Man, was für eine Detailarbeit! Ein Genuss, die Bilder zu betrachten. Ganz toll gemacht!
2. March 2020, 05:28
Harry Eder
Also Bernhard ich brauch meine Meinung nicht revidieren: es ist und bleibt der beste Merlin den ich gebaut gesehen habe! Ein Meisterwerk! 👍
2. March 2020, 08:07
coporado
Einfach nur beeindruckend dieser Bau, Gratulation!
2. March 2020, 10:36
Bernhard Schrock
The effort was worth it seeing all these comments! Thank you.
2. March 2020, 20:52
Bart Goesaert
fantastic result, what more can be said....
3. March 2020, 07:51
Erik No
Es war ja abzusehen, trotzdem: Beeindruckende Arbeit!
3. March 2020, 08:44
Slavo Hazucha
Congrats Bernhard on another masterclass-book build going across the line! 👍 👍 👍 - As I wrote before, there seems to be no weak angle betraying any weakness - the quality & consistency levels are out of the geiger-counter range😉

I really admire the job on the clear parts - immaculate fitting, no hint of warping or anything betraying the scale. Not sure if I asked - the orange is from the Alclad range? Is it so perfectly translucent out of the bottle or is polishing needed? I´ve tired some yellowing with MRP clear orange, but get some fogging along the way = no real option for cockpits...

Anyway, all thumbs up & looking forward for things to come!
3. March 2020, 09:59
David Taylor
Thumbs up all round me thinks
3. March 2020, 21:32
Bernhard Schrock
Thank you again: I enjoyed you comments.
Slavo: as usual I used Tamiyas clear paints and thinned them with Mr colors thinner. Yellow with a drop of red and green (in fact should be brown). This mix has a the big advantage that you can wash away the entire paint without damage the clear parts.
4. March 2020, 16:27
David Funke
Hey Bernhard, you are not allowed to show photos of the original and claim that it is your model😉. See you in Lingen!
4. March 2020, 16:31
Felix Troschier
Great effort! Can't wait to see it in Lingen
7. March 2020, 10:54
bughunter
Have not yet commented on the final pictures: OMG! The model uses more parts then all my build models until now TOGETHER ! 👍 crazy project, Du bist der Wahnsinn!
20. March 2020, 20:58
Hanno Kleinecke
Last Monday I had the pleasure of taking a look at this masterpiece in real and riddling its builder with questions for hours....🙂
Simply and utterly fascinating work !
20. March 2020, 21:20
Clifford Keesler
It is beyond words. Simply beautiful.
21. March 2020, 02:47
Pero Susinger
Holy moly!
30. May 2020, 17:47
Augie
Berhhard, I've said it before but simply stunning
30. May 2020, 18:08
James C
Very impressive looking build. 👍
30. May 2020, 18:41
Zbynek Honzik
This is something incredible, Bernhard! Fantastic work!
30. May 2020, 19:12
Richmond
Superb
1. August 2020, 07:00
Thomas Hopfensperger
Clearly the best heli ive seen in any scale! Da brauch ich einen ganzen Hutladen: Chapeaus! Hüte ab! :)
1. August 2020, 09:33
Alec K
This is just amazing 👍 👍 👍
1. August 2020, 11:38
Treehugger
And lovely photos, really fun to look at.
1. August 2020, 11:57
Clifford Keesler
Just awesome, well done.
1. August 2020, 21:51
Juergen Klinglhuber
Super Bernhard - wieder einmal: Sensationelle Arbeit! Genial. Lg
5. August 2020, 06:35
Spanjaard
no idea how i missed this one before.... this beauty deserves to be in a museum.... wow....
5. August 2020, 08:39
george larson
my son would say: AmazeBalls!! how/what is the cable/wire bundle hold downs created installed? such as on the rotor head or cockpit bulkhead wall. these are exquisite.
7. August 2020, 11:50
george larson
picture 31, 32 and 181 the tiny hold down clamps for wire routing and securing to surfaces....
7. August 2020, 11:51
Slavo Hazucha
Great to see this pop-up again! Not sure you can see so many details, so clean and matching in style, scale appearance & execution in 48-scale anywhere else...
7. August 2020, 12:45
Nathan Dempsey
Yes, I love every time this one comes up.
7. August 2020, 16:26

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