Friday, April 13, 2018

Motor Installed

I now have the motor and pipes installed to the frame. The Exhaust pipes in particular were very difficult to align properly requiring several attempts before I was satisfied...

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Using Valejo Engine wash, I coated the assembled motor to give it a more realistic look. Since the motor is exposed on this early model helicopter I will be able to maximize exposing of the components and want to make sure they look their best.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

On Display

Finally found a hook thay I felt confident enough in to hand this massive scale model from my son's ceiling. Sure looks great and he really likes it!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Tamiya Craft Tools - Electric Handy Drill

For Christmas, my in-laws gave me a "Tamiya Craft Tools - Electric Handy Drill". I've been wanting one since seeing someone use it on YouTube. The best part of the tool is that it is a kit, how ironic. Total build time was only 49 minutes, I wish more of my kits were that quick to build! I tested the drill and it goes really well. The only issue I found is that there is no variable speed, it is either on or off but using old batteries slowed it down to a more interesting speed.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Build Time

I verified my time cards and calculated a total of 5226 minutes to complete the kit for Andy or 87 hours and 6 minutes! How time flies when having fun...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Birthday Boy

Only a few minutes after I brought the kit upstairs son arrived home from nursery school and he was sure happy to see his plane! Happy fifth birthday Andy!

Photo Gallery

Revealing the Pilot

With the final dull clear coat dry I proceeded to remove the mask from the canopy to reveal the pilot inside.

Final Clear Coat

Rushing to get the plane done for when Andy returns home from daycare I spray painted in my heated garage (with a air filter mask of course) a dull clear coat to seal in the decals and give the aircraft a more appropriate military look.