Hello friends, it has been long since my last update, I am sorry about this but... life calls. The actual work on the model didn't stop but there was not enough to show. So to summarize the model is now ready for paint (actually with its first coat of paint but this is for the next installment). I did some masking on the canopy .. inside and out. I also added some detail on the rear section
For masking I use Tristar tape of various widths. It conforms nicely even with more complex surfaces.
I made an "exhaust pipe" out of soda can because the kit didn't offer one.
And now time for some color. It is maybe not the most appropriate color but I somehow always menage to mismatch colors (maybe because I mix them myself).
After that I painted all the small detail with a brush, toothpick and some pens and pencils. That was followed by a wash. Then the model was assembled.
I also added some missing details on the external fuel tanks.
Finally, after main components of the model were together and everything was filled and sanded I armed myself with a riveter, pin, insulation tape, pencil and other necessary stuff i dug deep in scribing, rescribing and riveting. When it was done I added an antennae and some tubes and degreased the model. I also re positioned the ailerons to brake the flat surface. Here is how it came out.
Well that's all for now friends, as i said next will be the painting. All comments are welcome. With my best regards, until next time... Goodbye and happy modeling. To the finished model
This is part 1 of my 1:72 MiG-15 UTI build log. I am experimenting with the format of the pictures and also with putting some text on them. I will appreciate any comments on the way you think is better.
The Hobby Boss kit is not bad, there is what to be desired but considering price and scale it is all OK. The manufacturer presents an interesting decision on fuselage halves - they are split horizontally rather than vertically. Will write about other stuff right on the pictures so lets go ....
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.
The Mitsubishi H-60 series is twin-turboshaft engine helicopter based on the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter family for use by the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). The SH-60J/K are anti-submarine patrol version for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The UH-60J is a search and rescue version for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and JMSDF. The UH-60JA is a utility version for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).
The scale model
This is a scale model of the UH60J that i finished some time ago, maybe 2 years or so. It is from Fujimi in 1:72 scale. It is OOB Build with some masking tape seat belts. It was not the easiest build as this is a rebox of 1985 kit, but it was fun. I like the color scheme (JASDF) as it is different from the usual gray on gray modern camo schemes :)
Hope you like it
Best regards and happy scale modeling