Donald Dickson II
LOL Seriously, its ingenious in its simplicity. How they are angled in relation to each other and poof, they dont hit.
Anyway, she is finished. In the two reference pics, you can see they do not have the rear clamshell doors on. Simply a cargo net. I imagine that was because it was a tad warm in Nam and I doubt Huskies had AC. Thats my theory anyway. So, as there are no after market cargo nets out there that I know of, I made my own. I cut strips of lead sheet at a semi uniform width. Using a ruler, I laid them out in relatively even intervals. This is all guesswork on my part as to whether its the right size and dimensions for scale. Looks right to me, so thats it. At this point, I glued them all together then cut the excess and sprayed it dark green. Then cut it fit the back of the copter and wallah!
After that, I attached the landing gears and doors and winch. Painted the exhaust with Alclad and went over it with pastel to dull it down, dropped the props on and done. Considering the age of the kit, this was not a bad build at all. I dropped the ball on the interior though. Didnt think about it, but as there is nothing in there, I could have detailed it a lot better. Perhaps another one down the line.
2. February, 06:21