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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !! Pics !!

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:53 pm
by pickelhaube
YT wrote:I know it is hard to be exact, but do you have a rough timeline to completion? I am considering paying ahead but it would be good to know a timeline going in.
2-3 months hopefully . it will take my hand about a month and a half to heal . but I want to keep the parts being made during this time.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !! Pics !!

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:09 pm
by YT
I just sent in the full pre-payment, I think that is a great deal and I look forward to another great kit from you. If anybody else is on the fence, I had no reservations because Pickle has always delivered!

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !! Pics !!

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:55 pm
by pvanroy
I've also just made the full pre-payment - $300 for a 1/18 scale Mi-24 is a steal! I've got Matthew's Ho 229 kit, and that's a wonderful piece of work; I have absolutely no doubt the Mi-24 will be fantastic.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !! Pics !!

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:04 am
by pickelhaube
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Update price tag on this project .


3 x 1/35 Trumpeter kits ----------------------------$280
3-D printing cockpit ----------------------------------$240
3-D printing canopies ---------------------------------$100
3-d printed sensor, rocket pod intake and filter-----$55
3-d printing large piece in progress ------------------$ 450
R and D books -----------------------------------------$100

Total--------------------------------------------------$1,225

I will do my best to take pics of the latest pieces but as of yet I can hardly hold the camera .
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:47 pm
by Black_Dragon_One
So is the price finalize at 300.00

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:50 am
by pickelhaube
Black_Dragon_One wrote:So is the price finalize at 300.00
No it is not .

I am accepting pre-payments at $300 now. Plus shipping when the time arrives.

For those who are willing to pay in advance this will be THEIR PRICE .

Estimated production price is $350-$450 .

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:09 pm
by Black_Dragon_One
Pm sent

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:46 pm
by pickelhaube
pm returned

Thanks for the support

YT
PVANROY
SALTYMARINE
LEE PATERSON
BLACK DRAGON ONE
COREY-D
TOM EDWARDS X 2 !!

these guys have kept the project afloat !!!!!!!!!!!

I have mentioned this to some of the supporters but I will tell all , that what I have had made so far and not posted are the mushrooms filters for the 2 large intakes , their intake rings and the pointy style rocket pods. I was getting close to getting close on mine but it took less time to plot and print perfect ones via 3-d printer so I had Jay to make it for me.

we are waiting to get the next LARGE piece to be printed . it is the full turtle deck from the intakes back to the round sensor. Which has been made already as well.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:12 pm
by pickelhaube
I was able to hold the camera to take pics but clicking the shutter button was not easy to do but I did it here are pics of the recent 3-d print outs .

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I got the tires in and it looks like the main tires will work just fine with the r/c wheels . The front nose will may not work. The profile is square and I can not find any 1 inch tires with tread. I will keep looking.

The hubcaps are not scale like this will be an easy fix.

If I can not find any suitable 1 inch wheels for the nose gear I may have to make them out of resin.

Any thoughts on this ?

Main wheels I have 2 styles to choose from

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1 inch nose wheel There will be 2 of them in tandem ( side by side )

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:51 pm
by NWarty
You sure you're not building a Piper Cub Matthew? :lol:

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:34 pm
by The_Helicopter_Pilot
Actually a cub would be cool lol
But I just a 1/144 Mi-24, I'm SO ready for this large scale....

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:35 pm
by granch
I think that the rubber tires wheels are much better than foam. OK, there is a disturbing point, the relief printed size, but it can be put on the Inside of the helo.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:40 am
by pickelhaube
Hey Guys,

I finally got the turtle deck in and it looks great. Jay did an excellent job of copying it !!!

But I am a little unhappy with the finish that Shapeways did on it .

For the money I paid I was expecting it to be a lot smoother .

I tried to sand on it ( with the break I was not really able to apply any pressure ) but after primer paint the stryations were very heavy .

So I think that it may just be easier for me to make the rest of the body from scratch when my hand is ready .

I will have Jay make the rotor hubs and maybe the landing gear . Maybe .

I really will have to do a lot of sanding to make the turtle deck right . But Jay got everything right and by making the piece he probably saved me about 3-4 days worth of work despite the additional sanding I will have to do.

Pics to fallow.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:30 am
by pickelhaube
Finally able to take more pics.

This is going to be big !!!

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:08 pm
by YT
Coming together nicely!

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:45 pm
by slogan
Wow, that looks great. This is going to be amazing.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:16 pm
by rschaap
Nice job as always, Matt.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:43 am
by DropTank
Your project is looking awesome...

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:04 am
by supersonicfifi
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:08 pm
by normandy
Hey Matthew, this chopper is going to look cool! Nice job so far.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:47 am
by pickelhaube
Thanks guys !!

The main rotor hub along with the rear rotor and hub have been plotted and sent to Shapeways .

Hopefully I will have them next week !!

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:21 pm
by Black_Dragon_One
pickelhaube wrote:The main rotor hub along with the rear rotor and hub have been plotted and sent to Shapeways .

Hopefully I will have them next week !!
What is shape way?

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:36 pm
by PanzerArm
I believe that is the 3D printing service pickel uses for some of the more complex items.

-Kevin

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:47 pm
by [CAT]CplSlade
Yes, it is exactly that. There a few other guys here who have products for sale on Shapeways.

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Be a Reality ! !!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:59 pm
by pickelhaube
Yes that is exactly right.

With my injury and everything going on in life right now Shapeways .

I just got in the rotor hubs and they are fantastic !!!

Of all the parts I have had printed that I was a little disappointed on where the main turtle deck. Jay did a fantastic job on plotting it out but I paid for a premium and the stryations were a bit heavy.

Again nothing of Jay's doing just the way it came out printed .

Nothing that a bit of sanding wont fix . :wink: :wink: :wink: