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Looking for OH-6
Posted by GlennH on Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:54 AM

Next up in my RVN collection is an OH-6. I am looking for a reccomendation for a good kit. I do not see much that is offered that is in production and the one I did see was only about ten bucks so I am wondering about the detail on it. I know out of production kits are probably available on Ebay, etc if there is one you folks think is better.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:58 PM
What scale? Dragon did an awesome one in 1/35. Hasegawa did a nice one in 1/48 and Italeri did a good one in 1/72.
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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:07 PM
Good question. I was not really considering that very much. The Italerie is the one that seems to pop up most when I searched pictures. I will have to check that Dragon out.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:34 PM

Italeri also reboxed the Dragon one in 1/35 with different decals.  This version is very nice and well detailed.  Also, if you are interested, CMK makes resin/PE sets for the interior, exterior, and engine compartment for the 1/35 version.  There is also an Eduard PE set for them.

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:54 PM

Didn't Academy/MRC do one in 35th...along with the 58, 60 and AH-1W???

In 1/48, the Academy one isn't terrible (same kit boxed as the MD-500...I believe). Only issue I recall with it is the door does not want to be closed...a bit of trimming will do the trick though.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:57 PM

fermis

Didn't Academy/MRC do one in 35th...along with the 58, 60 and AH-1W???

Academy/MRC did/does 1/35 models of the others you listed (and a very nice UH-1C), but not the OH-6 in 1/35.

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, December 10, 2016 3:02 PM

Yes

I've built the 3 I mentioned (x3 for the Cobra). Wish they would have done a D or H Huey. I love the longer fuselage...it looks way more "right" than the short ones. Plus, Dad flew the H.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:44 PM

Hello!

In 1:72 there are three models available - Italeri, AZ Model (those are related) plus another one from a company called Profiline - this one had the fuselage made entirely from clear plastic - should help with filling that canopy seam... - or maybe not?

As for the Italeri/AZ Model ones I just stated a WIP on them here:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/16/t/173369.aspx

So please take a look for more details. Anyhow - good luck with building your "Loach", and have a nice day

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

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:30 PM
Is that Italri kit the one that sells for about 10 bucks?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:01 AM

That's the Loach I got from Wal-Mart a long while back. Italeri released a bunch of 1/72 scale helicopters in the mid 90s like several versions of the OH-6/AH-6, Hueys, OH-58, and the Comanche. Most of the helicopters came in Vietnam and modern era version. They are pretty good little kits and were not a lot of money back then.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 27, 2017 2:29 AM
Tamiya did a 1/48 loach as well. Nice kit.
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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:51 AM

keavdog
Tamiya did a 1/48 loach as well. Nice kit.
 

 

Thanks. Saw your post and looked and saw a couple for sale. $$$

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 04, 2017 11:46 AM

There is also the old Revell 1/32 OH-6A kit that can easily be found online for sale.

 

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:20 AM

Here is a link within the group to a completed Tamiya 1/48 OH-6 build. You can see it's a fairly basic vintage kit from 1972 that leaves lots of room for improvement depending on what you're going for. Because it's a 'vintage kit' though sellers will think they are sitting on a gold mine. Expect to pay for their hubris. 

Tamiya Hughes Oh-6 Cayuse Helicopter

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/16/t/98880.aspx

If you're going to pay that type of price though get the Dragon OH-6A in 1/35 scale. It's worth it or the rebox of it. Personally I cant do 1/72 anymore. All those years of cordite in my eyes courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Del Vecchio did a nice build of one in this group.

I was really fortunate to get my fill of walk arounds when the New Mexico National Guard got their OH-6As in the 80s. Same-Same with the AH-1Gs with the Texas National Guard. RIP CW2 David R. Ammerman Sr [P] CPT Larry G. Carter [P] 17 NOV 84 D/1/124 CAV AH-1G #68-15063

Here's a real deal Cherry OH-6A in Vietnam from my 35mm slide collection. Photographer and unit are sadly unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:29 AM

Thanks for that extra info. I'll have a look again to see what's out there. My skills are pretty much limited to how well it goes together out of the box. I admire some of these builds. Here's the CO off to a meeting in 70. OH-6A?

 REM* ride by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Monday, March 13, 2017 10:01 AM

Yep that would be a nice little flare by that Loach crew in their OH-6A coming in over Yellow smoke. Hughes really was brilliant in this design. You dont need much 'touch' on the controls with these. As one pilot told me you just point your head in that direction and off you go!

One of those weird memory moments: I dealt with rotor signatures for a bit with PEO AVN and RDECOM. The sound signature on the OH-6 is just as unique as the Huey, Chinook, Kiowa, or Blackhawk. You know it when it you hear it.

There is a reason the Special People continue to fly them today.

The Loaches the National Guard were handed down in the 80s made things feel like Vietnam Air Cav CONUS style. Most of the Guard pilots back then had been in Vietnam so there was also a certain swagger to it all. Time and place.

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:38 PM
When I was an RTO I'd switch freqs at night and listen to them and the Cobra sporting events.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:44 AM

Glenn H :

 I just got back from Hobby Lobby and found two . A 1/72 army " Loach " and a 1/48 scale Police " Loach " with Motorcycle  .The police version says 500-D on the box . I hope this helps .T.B. 

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:30 PM

Tanker - Builder

Glenn H :

 I just got back from Hobby Lobby and found two . A 1/72 army " Loach " and a 1/48 scale Police " Loach " with Motorcycle  .The police version says 500-D on the box . I hope this helps .T.B. 

 

Thanks. I just got word from a place that the Dragon one is back in stock. I also heard of folks saying they had problems to overcome with the build. I have seen some excellent builds of this but they are far beyond my scope or patience. I have tried to find some pics of this built basically out of the box 

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:55 AM

Hi ;

 I don't know which model it is ( aircraft ). It's a REVELL kit . I did NOT have any fit or finish issues with the one from Magnum P.I.   T.B.

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