• Hi

    This time in plan is build a helicopter from Republic of South Africa - Atlas/Denel CSH2 Rooivalk from HOBBY MODEL. This publish is 3rd revision from 2004, but still it is an old school model with hand drawing elements :cool: (this is offset print not poor quality ANSWER reprint :thumbdown: ). So I know what it could be, knowing HOBBY MODEL quality and big problem with symetry in old models 8| .

    So let's go.

    For first - main center frame (I added stabilizers made of toothpicks for drying time)

    And first element - I add parallel reinforcements from 1mm cardboard on both sides were in future will be glued engines elements (so that the fuselage element does not undulate)

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    Small step forward with center segment - I decide to remake 2 formers for 1 fromer and joining tab. Here is small color difference between model sheets, small camo mismatch :S

    Pilots cockpits walls - I put it inside as single elements - small problem with length fit, and I had to little bit cut them

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    Pilots cockpits elements

    And all

    In side walls I made small holes to put there inside landing gear wire elements. In original this elements are glued to outside wall, so this plan should be better ?(- I think

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    Today cockpit segment fuselage part. First I form shape, then glue inside "glasses" in side windows. Next I put all on frame. Little bit shame, that inner side is white (only down are small pieces of colored parts).

    When walls dry, I glue rest windows (top & front) cuted for single parts (easier to assembny).

    Nose cover

    And assembled cockpit segment

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    Engines covers

    Outlet fins don't have reverse, so I glued It on color paper and roll. When they dry, I glue them to square frame

    Next, outside elements (I decide to male joining tabs from black cardboard). And then put inside eleier made frame

    The elements are a bit poorly fitted and need to be adjusted, especially the reduction element

  • I start glue engines to fuselage from front

    Back fit bad, so it was necessary to paint over the color on both sides

    And both engine modules

    Camouflage pattern fit not bad

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    Main rotor gear cover - I glue top element on 1mm cardboard. Small problems with fit back small part

    Base reinforcement I glue to fuselage

    Then glue whole made module

    Look OK.

    For next - tail beam