Builds Dawning of the Wokka Wokka - Simmerits epic build of the 1/35 Trumpter Chinook.............

Everyone takes the piss as I've been on with this for about 5 years. I'm going to nick all of the posts from Britmodeller so hang fire.....


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i picked up a chinook model kit about 5 years ago. So far I've opened the box and taken a brief look at the instructions.
There's nothing like a nice box



so some pictures of the kit. First impressions are its stunning. Never be fooled by first impressions..........


There is a lot of it, and its bloody big
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the brass and masks are after market stuff
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I'd made a start at this point
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more after market
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These were a twat to source. They are made by a lad in the States and out of production. I picked these up in the Netherlands, US and another foreign part.
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and they are nice bits of kit

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so with three consoles to choose from, some decisions to make on the build
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and as its the same airframe, the period
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a lot of etch as well
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the lining in the kit is shite
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the are resin seats from the septic lad
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and what I had to recreate
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as none of this comes with the kit

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so this is the start of chopping it up
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so of the resin stuff from the septic lad
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this was the start of making the formers
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so all of those little moulded bits had to go
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so thats all the crap gone
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This is the point at which I should have realised how shite the kit it. Look at the floor. This proved to be a nightmare
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so, after brief interlude

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This was all pretty straight forward stuff. Lots of reference pictures available if you consider going down this route. Oh - I'd made my decision on the period I was modelling by this point as well

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so next was a start on wiring up the loading bay
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You could go mental with this area, if you were OCD
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Halfords grey - cant whack it
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so all the big wire drops are accurate. I've not down the smaller piping and wiring

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It took me about 2 months to get this far.....

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and this was the first attempt at the liner..

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Made a decision on the console at this stage, and it wasnt the resin one on the right
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scrapped the lot of this. I'm not sure where the lad got his proof pictures from to bang it out, but I think he must have dreamt about it. I binned the lot. A big problem with model manufactures is they make things up.
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Console on the left is what I ran with
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starting to make shape, but there was shed loads to do to get it accurate
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The problem with the kit is its used for the Vietnam era wokka as well, so a lot of the parts are used in the later mk. It all had to go

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Its an ace piece of kit. I was going to do a mert, but next time..............

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Thats in InAccurate Armour Wolf TUM

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Rota blades are a problem as the new ones dont have the sag in them
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We got a black hawk down, we got a black hawk down....
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Now to the lining
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used this stuff
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so you can see how it was made
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It worked out OK, but I dont think I'd go down this route again
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although it looks OK
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it worked OK but there are easier routes to go
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you get the idea
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Id realised by this point I was f@@king mental
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There are going to me a lot of piccies in this thread........


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T'interweb is nearly full now! :p
T'interweb is nearly full now! :p

there are a LOT of piccies, and you did say you would like to see the build. I'm blaming you for this. You and BREXIT. Lets not forget BREXIT
I can only post 20 shots at a time and its 'wine' o'clock

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These are from live resin
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these were resin from the septic lad. Quite nice but binned.
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and these were the nightmare route I decided to go down
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the resin ones were shite
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there are farsands of these. An utter pain in the arrse
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plenty good reference pictures about
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It sat on here for a year
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before I started again. Big emotional barrier these seats
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starting to take shape inside
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you can see where it was going
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you can see why the effort was worth it hopefully
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utter ball ache these seats. Not sure how I'd tackle them if I ever did one of these again
It all looks fantastic, wish I had the skills.

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