Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-11

Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-11

Postby ianf on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 8:27 pm

My last build of this GB will be an injection molded kit at last! and to be honest one I've wanted to build for a long time. I managed to pick the kit up a few years ago at Kemble's show, and as the kit is 1/72 model by Aurora, its fairly rare. The kit belongs to another era in terms of detail, but the shape of the Cheyenne has always interested me. How much detailing I will do depends on time and to be honest like deacon did with his Barracuda sometimes you just want to build it for fun!

The obligatory box shots
Image

You can see it has a lot of rotors as the rear rotor was supplimented by a pusher prop at the back and the main rotor arrangement looks complcated.
Image

The shape looks so cool
Image

Hopefully I have enough time to build this. I'm curious to see the end result.

Thanks for looking

Ian
Last edited by ianf on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 7:58 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Voluntary Tanker Trash XL231 Lusty Lindy Lancashire section.
our blog http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/
User avatar
ianf

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

Postby A40-BP on Thu 09 Jun 2011, 11:59 pm

Bugger me thats a big box! :grin: Not sure wether i like the helicopter itself or not, but looking forward to seeing it constructed.

7
With dumb bombs and retarded bomblets, why don't they just use stupid missiles?
User avatar
A40-BP

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

Postby ianf on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 12:47 am

Hi with 2 days left of the Gb this is going to the wire, but good progress has been made, the kit is fairly simple but the fit is good.

The rotor head was one of the first attempts at a rigid rotor head and to say it substantial is an understatement! I've put the Lynx's modern blades against it to give you an idea of size and complexity.
Image

The helo is big
Image

The rotor shaft wont be visible once the rotor is on so its simple shape isn't a problem
Image

Head on showing how slim it is.
Image

Size comparison against my Lynx
Image

The kits isnt to bad and most features don't lok to bad, except the tail rotor central hub, I may after its done scratch build a new one. So far its has built quickly and now needs cleaning and paint applying so with some luck it should make the deadline.

Thanks for looking
Ian
Voluntary Tanker Trash XL231 Lusty Lindy Lancashire section.
our blog http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/
User avatar
ianf

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne update 28-6-11

Postby Deacon on Wed 29 Jun 2011, 7:48 pm

The clocks ticking mate. I should know, I need to finish my Seahawk by tomorrow night! :sweat: :grin:

Alan
User avatar
Deacon
UKAR Supporter

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne update 28-6-11

Postby ianf on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 7:57 pm

Well it's the final day and I have achieved my goal of all the kits I entered have been finished. This was a really fast build only 3 days took to complete it. I did enjoy this one a lot its not the perfect kit as it definitly belongs to another era and some of the bits are simple, yet I enjoyed not worrying about accuracy to much. I did mod the kit a bit I added seat belts and undercarriage doors. I crystal cleared the sensor turret and I added an exhaust pipe.

Image

I had worried the decal sheet would be useless as its 40 years old but it went on supprisingly well abliet it did have silvering in. which for once I'm not bothered about.
Image

Image

Image

One of thegimmicks in the kit is the undercarriage can retract and I wanted to do that as itshows the sleek lines of the fuselage.
Image

Image

Head on shows the sleek fuselage and the huge rigid rotor head!
Image

Image

Finally I dusted down 2 other attack helos to compare size (so forgive the dustiness on them) Namely the Comanche and the Augusta A-129
Image

Thanks for looking.

Ian
Voluntary Tanker Trash XL231 Lusty Lindy Lancashire section.
our blog http://victorxl231.blogspot.com/
User avatar
ianf

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby Deacon on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 8:19 pm

Well done Ian. :clap: :clap:

You certainly put a lot of work into your builds for this GB. :clap: :clap:

Alan
User avatar
Deacon
UKAR Supporter

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby tommercer on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 8:56 pm

great build but what an ugly, ugly helicopter
User avatar
tommercer
UKAR Supporter

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby Fumbles on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 5:34 am

Ugly helo... But neat build.. They should make more kits with retracts. Good job.
User avatar
Fumbles
UKAR Moderators

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby Craig on Tue 12 Jul 2011, 6:27 pm

Great job, but without wishing to repeat, that's one ugly machine! :lol:
User avatar
Craig
UKAR Staff

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby Tonka2009 on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 11:31 am

I agree the panels on that weren't beaten with mallets, rather beaten with the ugly stick. Nice build :clap:

Marc
User avatar
Tonka2009

Re: Experimental GB Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne Finished 30-6-1

Postby jag636 on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 9:29 pm

Now thats what I call a very powerful looking purposeful aircraft, I love it and would love one in my helo collection, well done :clap: :drool:
jag636


Return to UKAR Modelling Group Builds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: JackyRIATWilson and 1 guest