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Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby marcopreto » Tue Jul 10, 2018 17:33

Here are a few photos of the early stages of construction of the model presently at the modeling bench.
It's a Sea King, produced by Sweet Model. It is a very nice model, but the winch is not that great (compared with the rest of the model).
So with that in mind I also decided to detail some other bits!

The fuselage was glued together with little problem.
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The exhausts were drilled out and a brass tube was glued in an angle.
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The tail rotor was detailed using the blades from the 6bladed rotor (also included in the kit) and a scratch built hub (using brass rod and pe leftovers). The kit's part can be seen on the right.
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I hope to post more soon.

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby smeg1959 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:00

Looking good. The PE is already making a significant impact on the quality of the detailing.
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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby marcopreto » Thu Jul 12, 2018 15:48

Just a quick update!

Here's a photo of the rebuilt landing gear, compared to the stock one.

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Most of the gear was built from plastic rod and plastic card. The wheels are the kit ones, after being machined in order to make them concentric.

I'm planing to make a post in my blog detailing all the process.

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby F_IV » Thu Jul 12, 2018 23:24

Impressive!
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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby Tjeskow » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:39

Nice work!
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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby Marudek » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:27

Hi,

I've got this model in my stash so I am very interested in your build. Your improvements are very effective. It is obvious that your model is going to be much better than out of box one. Aren't you tempted to drill out the side windows and glaze them?

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby marcopreto » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29

Marudek wrote: Aren't you tempted to drill out the side windows and glaze them?


After your question, I am :lol:

I'll try to post the step-by-step of the landing gear construction on my blog during this weekend.

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby marcopreto » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:57

Well, I could not get away from the idea of opening the fuselage windows!
They were marked with a pencil and carved out. They were replaced by items cut from 0.5mm clear plastic.

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Primer was applied to check for imperfections and cover the clear parts (from inside they will show black color. The radar/sensor on the cockpit front was turned from brass rod.
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The winch is also being scratchbuilt (I still need to build the support). The photo shows the comparison between the kit's part and the part I've turned and machined from brass rod. I will make a post (in a couple of weeks, if I manage) on my blog detailing the winch construction.
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I hope to post more soon.

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby Mark_W » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23

Some excellent improvements to the kit - looks like a real gem in the making!

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Re: Sweet Model SH-3G Sea King

Postby F_IV » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:16

Lovely work. I must say your photography is fantastic too!
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