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"WIP" Revell 1:48 AH-64 Apache

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, August 31, 2015 8:19 PM

HeavyArty

Apaches were never in OD.  They have always come in Helo Drab Green.  Even the original YAH-64 prototype was Helo Drab Green.

 

Thank you for the clarification, please except my apologies as I AB the Apache in OD.  

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, August 31, 2015 8:36 PM

A-64 APACHE COMPLETED!

Although I have made errors in the building process of the Apache as my knowledge of helicopters are a bare minimum, I definately had fun assembling the A-64.  Having fun is what it's all about.  A learning process it was, and a great one at that.    

I want to thank the helicopter thread forum members for making me feel at home, after everything is said and done, we are all here to learn, share, and ultimately to enjoy our unique hobby.  

While I built the Apache, I also took the time out to complete a A-7A Corsair II.  You can view the Corsair II on the aircraft thread.  As the Apache was my second helicopter ever built, on the other hand the A-7A is only my 4th all around jet fighter.  As I mentioned earlier in this thread, my favorite model kits to assemble are of WWII fighters and bombers.  These builds were a nice change of pace.

My next project is a huge undertaking, it is a Tamiya 1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII, this will definately challenge my technique as well as having it an extremely fun build.  The Spitfire will be on the aircraft thread if anyone is interested in taking a look and following along.  Until then, please view the completed Apache below.  Once again, thank you all helicopter thread, forum members for excepting me on this wonderful project.

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, August 31, 2015 8:40 PM

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:28 PM

Wow Toshi that turned out pretty good. It actually looks pretty cool with a gloss finish too.

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 6:19 PM

M. Brindos

Wow Toshi that turned out pretty good. It actually looks pretty cool with a gloss finish too.

 

Thank you sir!  It was a planned experiment for me.  I purchased 3 bottles of Model Master clear, a Gloss, Semi Gloss, and Flat.  I wanted to see how the Semi Gloss held up.  It actually is a finish that I fancy very much.  I'm glad you like it as well.  Thank you for your support as well as the visit.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 7:24 AM

Good job.  Even with the wrong colors and glossy finish (not my thing) it still came out looking pretty nice.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:20 AM

HeavyArty

Good job.  Even with the wrong colors and glossy finish (not my thing) it still came out looking pretty nice.

 

Thank you sir!  Your approval means much to me.

Toshi

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, September 13, 2015 2:45 PM

Looks good Toshi. Another rapid fire build. You can really through them together pretty fast; I can hardly keep up.

 

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Posted by Air2AirJoe on Monday, September 28, 2015 8:10 AM

That's is really nice! such an incredible machine in real life... love the targeting pods. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 28, 2015 2:59 PM

Air2AirJoe
... love the targeting pods.

What "targeting pods"?  There are only Hellfire missiles and 2.75" rocket pods hanging off the above Apache.

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Posted by rotorwash on Monday, September 28, 2015 7:30 PM

HeavyArty

Apaches were never in OD.  They have always come in Helo Drab Green.  Even the original YAH-64 prototype was Helo Drab Green.

 

Sorry, Gino.  Gonna have to disagree there.  This YAH-64 definitely ain't helo drab.  Sure looks OD to me.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, September 28, 2015 8:00 PM

Guess it depends on which version of the prototype.  The prototype pic I showed is definitely Helo Drab.  It is safe to say that no operational AH-64s were OD though.

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Posted by Air2AirJoe on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:16 PM

HeavyArty
 
Air2AirJoe
... love the targeting pods.

 

What "targeting pods"?  There are only Hellfire missiles and 2.75" rocket pods hanging off the above Apache.

 

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/Arrowhead.html

 

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Posted by Air2AirJoe on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:28 PM

HeavyArty
 
Air2AirJoe
... love the targeting pods.

 

What "targeting pods"?  There are only Hellfire missiles and 2.75" rocket pods hanging off the above Apache.

 

I meant the target acquisition system.  Thanks for correcting me... and i just learned they do make after-market pods for the apache:

http://maceaviation.com/case-study/mx-25d-pod/

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:12 PM

Air2AirJoe
I meant the target acquisition system.  Thanks for correcting me... and i just learned they do make after-market pods for the apache:

http://maceaviation.com/case-study/mx-25d-pod/

Right, but there are none on the AH-64A model posted.  Also, the pod you linked to is only in the testing phase and has not been bought or fielded by the US Army yet.

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Posted by Mertox on Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:11 PM
In all fairness to the builder, many kits show OD Green on the box. I know it isn't correct, but honestly, I never actually studied the real life paint schemes and never thought about it until I saw this conversation today. I just bought the Revell kit 85-5443 and the image and the pictures of their build is definitely OD Green. The instruction even clearly say to use OD. Once again, I know that isn't right, but if you don't go and research beyond what the kit tells you, then I can see why people do it.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:29 PM

[quote user="HeavyArty"]

Guess it depends on which version of the prototype.  The prototype pic I showed is definitely Helo Drab.  It is safe to say that no operational AH-64s were OD 

For what it's worth found these.  They appear to be OD.

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:37 PM

There are two words that have no application in reference to the U.S. Military; they are 'always' and 'never'. When dealing with the military, especially in the realm of colors or aircraft or armor or ship classes, there are no absolutes.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:31 PM

According to the old saw....one constant- if it moves, salute it, if it doesn't move, paint it.

But a plane fresh out of the paint shop looks way different than one with even just 20-25 flights.  A ship out of refit will be way cleaner and brighter than the same vessel after 3 months at sea.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:44 AM

Talk about dead thread revival.  I thought this discussion was done with five years ago.  I guess not.

For what it's worth found these.  They appear to be OD.

Not sure what the deal is with these, but they are probably Hughes prototypes since the pilots are wearing white helmets and the blades have yellow tips.  The colors could appear off from the older film too. 

I still contend that no operational Apaches were/are OD.  All are Helo Drab Green except one unit from the South Carolina National Guard's 1st Squadron, 151st Aviation Regiment who painted their aircraft two-tone grey before deploying to Iraq a few years ago.

With one painted in standard Helo Drab Green behind it.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:01 AM

Sorry your feathers are ruffled. I just got a Apache kit and was doing research on it and it brought me to this thread and I found 3 Apaches in OD green and thought it would be interesting to post. Sheesh. People are getting pissy.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:13 AM

No feathers ruffled at all or anything else.  I just find it funny when people bring up very old threads.  Why not just start your own new one if it is now relevant.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:20 PM

I sometimes find that these old threads can hold interesting tidbits of information, and can help with insight and knowledge.  Don't really mind something showing up that was before my time.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:47 PM

Well like I said, I was doing a search since I just got the old Revellogram kit in a trade, and this came up in the search. Wasn't trying to argue that perhaps operational  Apaches weren't OD, just found it interesting that there were some that color.

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