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Hello,

  I've had this model in my stash for more than 25 years.  SA318 Alouette II in 1/100 scale.  I've never seen a built one. I think I know why. It is pretty crude,  instructions are a joke and it is SMALL!  Since I'm a masochist, here we go.

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This is a couple of hours of work so far...
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If this was an important subject, it would be a good candidate for a complete scratchbuilt.

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Hello,

I machined the stationary swashplate and added the control rods and brass driveshaft. Can you tell the difference over the kit's part? 
That plate is 5.5mm or 7/32"


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Hello,

I've said it multiple times but I'm going to say it again: I've never claimed to be normal!

Quick mockup. If I wake up at night and see it in the table I may squash it thinking is a bug.  :)
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Hello,

  Just keep swimming...


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Nice details on such a small helicopter.

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Hello,

 Stop me before I hurt myself!  One of the smallest part I've ever scratchbuilt!  These are the pedals that control the tail rotor. It is 2.2mm wide.  Now I need to do the other side.



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I thought I was crazy scratching a 3/8" high pushbar for my 1/64 General Lee! Great work!

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Hello,

  Needless to say, this kit has NOTHING on the interior.  So I did this little instrument dash as per 1:1 references.
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Printed my own instruments panel.
Yeah, the altimeter needs calibration 

Made a fuel tank filler neck and cap.
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Looks big in this pic but it looks better in person, plus paint will help disguise it a bit more.
 

And finally got a chance to do the second set of pedals. Need to align them both next.
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Hello,

  Not surprisingly  the rear seat and all belts were made out of masking tape.  At this scale, even the masking tape thickness is noticeable.  Still pending a little wash and dry brush on the seats for a hint of depth. And of course joystick, throttle, pitch, etc.  Unfortunately  most of this will not be seen once in the enclosed cabin. 


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Remind me, what size is it? :)
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Hello,

   I'm sorry, I couldn't help it!  I did the pilot's headphones out of wire, glue  and tubing...


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 and with that, cyclic control, throttle and pitch  the cockpit is done!
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And they accused me of being crazy for my 1/35 ones in my Bell 47. This takes it to a new level!😝 Well done!

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Thanks Lee! 

As I said in the other forum, it is your fault!     

Thanks for the inspiration!  ;)

 

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Hello,

  So this is the box stock engine. That's it! 2 halves.
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And this is how it s going as of now.  I machined an air intake cone. Adding a transmission coupler,  what I think is a filter system of some sorts and a control box with wiring. Still pending some wiring and plumbing. 
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Thanks,
Ismael

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