Check out the 2021 Fiddlerman “White Christmas” Group Project.
Wow! Did you ever have to run along side your B Model & jump on as it was sliding/starting to take off? 🤣 Heard stories of Gunners having to do that, since the B's couldn't handle much load - smaller than our H Models.
Our UH-1H's & HH-1H's were larger all the way around - cabin, engine, tail boom length, rotor blade system. We had alcoves on either side of the transmission to seat gunners & mount M-60's - or for different medivac, stretcher configurations.
I'm guilty of not using my Cricut, yet - got it last year, but our last minute wedding plans got in the way.
You did a nice job!
I spent so many years cutting vinyl resist by hand and working with 'photo resist' for super fine photographic detail for sandblasting images/design on glass (acid etching paste for glassware was not very satisfying). It still sticks in my mind how many large boxes of offset X-Acto blades I'd go through - easily dulled with use & can't help but cringe at the cost of Cricut blades!
Your B Model:
My type of Army UH-1H:
My type of AF Rescue Huey w/hoist motor on top (white dome) - HH-1H
...keep up the Viola practice - you'll benefit even with a quick run thru of your tunes.
Very nice photo!
I have photos of all the Hueys I've worked on & flown on, but it almost makes me ill to think of uploading any because of the crappy quality. Especially when I know the quality of point & shoot photos from my current phone would just blow them all away. Not so sure a super high end camera would've even helped back then for so many impromptu,'shots on the fly'.
What I would give to have my phone back then , to have better photos of my life to look back on - Kids now-a-days have no clue how lucky they are.
My memories are great, but starting a scrapbook would be depressing for me. 😔
Back to Fiddle Hell! 🤗
You haven't hardly been practicing, but you are still playing great!
I don't want to encourage anymore days without practice, though - because I think you'd be so much happier if you don't skip them.
Maybe look to your bowing hand. Try thinking of holding a ball, if you don't have any physical problems preventing it (I don't want to assume anything). The way you have your hand right now doesn't allow for any flexibility, so you may be very surprised if you work on this. Long fingers - just hold much farther down the side of the frog.
Got to go... another Fiddle Hell Workshop! 😁