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1/72 Zvezda Hind FINISHED

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1/72 Zvezda Hind FINISHED
Posted by fermis on Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:38 AM

Time for another chopper!!!

 

Work to commence soon!

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, May 06, 2017 1:54 PM

Hi,

I can't wait to see your build.  Russian/Soviet helicopters have such a fascinating look to them.

Pat

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 06, 2017 6:23 PM

Hello!

The Mi-24 is distinctively "crooked" - you see that very well looking at if from the front and I heard the Zvezda kit is the only one showing that. They have designed it that way to lower the amount of power needed for the tail rotor for to keep it straight, leaving more power for speed!

Good luck with your build (or will there be two of them?) and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:41 PM

BeerBow Down

 

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Posted by Revenant on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 5:51 AM

What's that blue thing in the little package up front?  

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Posted by Revenant on Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:45 PM

I knew you were bluffing.

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Posted by fermis on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:07 PM

Revenant

What's that blue thing in the little package up front?  

 

Foam paddingConfused

 

Replacement chin gun and pitot tube...detail shots later.

Clearing the bench right now to do some work on these monsters!

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:28 PM

Been a long time, but I finally got somewhere with these...

 

 

 

 

Pretty much nothing but the area where the rotor mounts will be visible. There's a good amount of detail, that could easily be enhanced, if one was so inclined to open up some panels...I am not!

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, June 26, 2017 3:33 PM

Hello!

The "guts" look really good! Nice instrument panels, too, the russian blue is a very good match, too! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your build, have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by fermis on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:37 AM

 

Can't believe it's been almost 5 months.... Confused 

Work seriously got in the way this summer! I did get little bits of time here and there. For the last couple days, I've been hammering away on the finish. Ready for a flat coat and their final parts...

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:55 AM

Those are such cool looking machines.

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Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, October 13, 2017 10:49 PM

They're looking good.  By good, I mean appropriately mean.  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:34 AM
Awesome

 

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:18 PM

Thanks dudes!Toast

Got these suckers finished up!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, October 15, 2017 7:13 PM

Hi,

Thise look really nice.  The Hinds are both a bit goofy looking while also being very intimidating looking too Surprise

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, October 16, 2017 3:18 PM

Awesome job. Those look great! I like the way the rotors are painted.

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, October 16, 2017 5:41 PM

Hello fermis!

Those babies look really good! In Poland our Mi-24s never were outfitted this good (we didn't have those exhaust IR dampers). Could you show a photo showing one of those beauties directly head-on? I'd like to see how that twist of the fuselage looks like in scale.

Recently I have found one very funny paint scheme for a Hind on Hannants:

Starred in some Russian movie - funny, eh?

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 16, 2017 6:19 PM

Being an old Coastie, I like that.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by Revenant on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:31 AM

Were there any fit issues? 

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:45 AM

Thanks all! Toast

 

Pawel

Hello fermis!

Those babies look really good! In Poland our Mi-24s never were outfitted this good (we didn't have those exhaust IR dampers). Could you show a photo showing one of those beauties directly head-on? I'd like to see how that twist of the fuselage looks like in scale.

Recently I have found one very funny paint scheme for a Hind on Hannants:

Starred in some Russian movie - funny, eh?

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

That marking option did get some serious thought!!!

A bit off center, but you can clearly see the "tilt", when you look at the winglets...

 

 

Revenant

Were there any fit issues? 

 

The tail portion fit great...everything in front of that was pretty rough.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:33 AM

Very interseting indeed. 

Shots of the actual USCG Hind-D in the Soviet-era movie. "Loaded with Death" (original title Zaryazhennye smertyu) was a 1991 Soviet action movie directed by Vladimir Plotnikov. A group of escaped criminals hijacks the Russian fishing vessel "Udachlivy" ("Lucky") in the waters of the North Pacific. A Soviet Border Guard patrol ship "Yuri Andropov" and a "US Coast Guard" helicopter make a joint operation to release the vessel.  

 

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Posted by Revenant on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:41 PM

ConfusedWhat's next???

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:43 AM

Revenant

ConfusedWhat's next???

 

A Chinook...a P-51....and a P-61....then I'm thinkin a couple 110's and maybe even a 410 as well!

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