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#1 Phred

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:40 AM

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My wife and i really like the MASH TV series, all nine seasons. :thumbup:
I wanted to build something from this TV series, and thought the helicopter would be the most challenging,
and i don't think i've seen one very well done in my BS and MOCpages searchs.
If i'm wrong about that, please feel free to point out where the folders are! :grin:

Well here it is.  The Bell 47 Mash Helicopter.
I'm not satified with all of the brick colors, but i am very satisfied with how it looks.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:45 AM

I think it turned out great.  The colors look good to me -- very subtle, unless you are referring to the windshield which is a bit bright for the overall color scheme of the model.  Sometimes (actually, most times) you build with what you got.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:05 AM

You've certainly captured it very well Phred!  :thumbup:
The tail is well done, is it sturdy?
The colors look ok to me, though all dark grey and some M*A*S*H* stickers would be great.
The canopy might look nice in trans black.

There's just 1 thing i'm missing in there, where's the guy in the dress?  :laugh:
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:44 AM

Very impressive little helicopter, especially the lattice work for the tail. I can't figure out how you've done that. The only obvious improvement I think of would be to replace the trans neon green bubble canopy with a similar item in transparent clear (it can be found in agents set 8969).

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

As a huge MASH fan, I love this! Awesome little chopper, keep rescuing those wounded men!

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

It looks great.

My suggestions on an unlimited budget:  :tongue:
maybe change the fuselage to dark green
replace the windschields for the patients by bubbles

But still very recognizable and that's what counts  :thumbup:
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:14 AM

Thanks guys! :blush:

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jul 5 2009, 01:05 AM, said:

The tail is well done, is it sturdy?
The colors look ok to me, though all dark grey and some M*A*S*H* stickers would be great.
The canopy might look nice in trans black.
As Mr. Spade said, I used only pieces that i had for now.
In my Constitution BL purchases, i hope to add some more proper colored elements (Like a trans black canopy :wink: ).
The lattice tail is as strong as it needs to be.  

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jul 5 2009, 01:05 AM, said:

There's just 1 thing i'm missing in there, where's the guy in the dress?  :laugh:
Doesn't Klinger work with the Jeeps :tongue: ?
I guess my next MASH model will have to be a jeep.



View PostRalph_S, on Jul 5 2009, 01:44 AM, said:

...especially the lattice work for the tail. I can't figure out how you've done that.
I put thread through 3mm flex hose.
Unfortunately the hose is a clone, but i could never cut up a lego brick. :cry_happy:
The main support is three 3mm, rigid hoses, which are lego hoses.

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