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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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It is finally FINISHED!

OK, so this is most likely the highest detail/scale ratio I've ever done in over 40 years in this hobby.  Wiring, plumbing, brackets, clamps, seatbelts, tail rotor pitch control, etc. Even the pilot headphones!  And remember, this is 1/100! 
Pictures don't do it justice.  I'm VERY happy especially considering what I started with and the scale.

The story of the registration number: You can see this helicopter has registration NAUF1LT.   After searching for weeks in hundreds of decal sheets and decal leftovers, I found the remnants of the 1/24 Williams-Renault F1 car.  There were 2 decals that said RENAULT F1. Right size and color (white).  So I carefully cut them and rearranged to be NAU-F1-LT.  The RE part was not used.  Each registration is 3 decals 

Heller 1/100  Alouette II

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Added navigation lights which are a very small strip of wire with a painted tip.  The top's red strobe light is wire as well, with a white glue dome and painted red. Also added a strobe light to the rear.
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Added tail rotor pitch control and associated parts. Heavily modified tail rotor.
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Added the cylindrical thingy that looks like a filter or something, with labels, clamps and a bracket attached to the fuselage. Added exhaust bezel (aluminum tape), hoses, plumbing, wiring, gas tank filler cap, swash plates, links etc. Well over a dozen parts were added to the 2 part kit's engine.  Added steel wires holding the rotor blades, added related hardware. Not sure what those sticking things are but are prominent in reference pictures. Cyclic control can be seen as well.
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Added a control box with wiring and labels.
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Some of the interior can be seen here including full instrument panel, seatbelts and pilot's headphones among other things
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And this is the picture that put's everything into perspective:
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What do you think?

Thanks,
Ismael

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