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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Navy - Military - Battleships: => Topic started by: ojays on March 16, 2019, 09:10:43 PM

Title: Vietnam Era Mobile Helicopter Landing Pad A.T.C.H.
Post by: ojays on March 16, 2019, 09:10:43 PM
Last year I hit an all time low with my modelling.

Several builds on the go, but no enthusiasm for them, although I still kept browsing the modelling groups/forums.

One of the groups started a group build, subject "size matters". Having never been involved in this sort of thing, I thought that having a fixed finishing time might prompt me into doing some thing different.

I had several back copies of 'Model Boat' magazines and had been browsing them, when one with a set of free plans by Glynn Guest caught my interest.

Having last scratch built a model boat as a lad back in the late 50's early 60's, and this being something a little different, decided to have a go.

The plans are pretty basic, but I thought I could improvise and use a little builders licence.

As the build title was 'Size Matters' thought this would be quite appropriate, as being termed 'The Smallest Aircraft Carrier Around In The World'

Before you all correct that title, yes I know the RFC/RN flew a biplane from a barge back in the 20's/30's.

Getting back to the project. I had decided from the start that the helicopter would have a working rotor, and the vessel would have rudders instead of differential steering.

Also I would clad the wooden areas with plasticard, as this would provide suitable surface to elaborate on, plus I like working with plastic.

The following is a description of the build, hope you enjoy.