HA-7 Titan

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Yeah, I'm probably nuts. I like the look of the HA-7 (a helicopter in DP9's Heavy Gear universe) so much that I'm attempting to scratchbuild a 1/144th (game scale) replica of it. I'll never use it in a game, but it'll sit on my shelf, looking cool. That's enough for me.

For now this page will just be a long list of photos edited occasionally to reflect progress. Maybe a little commentary if you're lucky. ;-)

Skeleton made of plasticardSkeleton made of plasticard

Rough bulking with MilliputRough bulking with Milliput

Frame for spine and engine ventFrame for spine and engine vent

Frame for spine and engine ventFrame for spine and engine vent

Adding shape with superfine MilliputAdding shape with superfine Milliput

Sanded smoothSanded smooth

Shapes cleaned up, beginning of rotorShapes cleaned up, beginning of rotor

Beginning to scribe panel linesBeginning to scribe panel lines

Fuselage panel lines completeFuselage panel lines complete

First attempt at a wingFirst attempt at a wing

Second attempt - measure the shapes first, damnit!Second attempt - measure the shapes first, damnit!

Second wing (front) and first wing comparisonSecond wing (front) and first wing comparison

Cockpit bubbles - sculpted from milliput/green-stuff mixCockpit bubbles - sculpted from milliput/green-stuff mix

Wing gaps filled with Italieri puttyWing gaps filled with Italieri putty

Nose ornaments - sensors and PRF-25 autocannonNose ornaments - sensors and PRF-25 autocannon

Ornaments attached more-or-less in placeOrnaments attached more-or-less in place

Blu-tacked togetherBlu-tacked together

Shot from aboveShot from above

Making a start on the cockpit trimMaking a start on the cockpit trim

Detailing small piecesDetailing small pieces

Making a start on cockpit trimMaking a start on cockpit trim

Cast copies of the rotor and anti-gear missile!Cast copies of the rotor and anti-gear missile!

Needs more rotors - spinner done, though. Yay for Kotobukiya!Needs more rotors - spinner done, though. Yay for Kotobukiya!

Anti-gear missiles on mount.Anti-gear missiles on mount.

Another shot of the anti-gear missiles.Another shot of the anti-gear missiles.

Cockpit trim coming along...Cockpit trim coming along...

Started re-doing the back part of the engines and the gun mount.Started re-doing the back part of the engines and the gun mount.

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