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  • Member since
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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
AH-6 1/72 italeri
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:07 AM

Just started this little guy.   Going to try to add all the tiny details from the real one.  should be a opti-visor challenge.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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    December, 2002
  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:54 AM

Looks like you are off to a good start.  A few notes on the kit.  Firstly, I don't know what country it is supposed to represent, but it is not a US Army AH-6J Little Bird (as the name alludes to - sort of).  The US version has a totally different setup for the weapons with a "plank" that goes through the rear cabin and the weapons hang off of it, not on supports attached to the sides of the fuselage. 

US Army 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment - the only unit that uses them) AH-6J

As you can see above, US versions usually fly w/out doors.  If the doors are installed, the rear door is cut off to fit over the plank.

There is a great, full walk-around here: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/185268-ah-6j-walkaround-photos/

Also, I don't believe the kit includes any decals.  Werner's Wings does a great set of 160th SOAR decals that includes eight Little Bird options: http://www.wernerswings.com/product.html

Review here: http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=8501

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:38 AM

Sorry I should have mentioned that I'm doing an Israeli version.  I'll try to get the painting guide picture tomorrow.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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    December, 2002
  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:06 AM

As far as I can tell, the IDF/IAF only uses Hughes 500 Defenders (which is a very different aircraft), not AH-6s.

IDF Hughes 500 Defender armed w/TOW lanchers.

Bottom one here is a Hughes 500 Defender with rocket pods mounted instead of the TOW pods.

 

 

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:55 PM

Hello!

You have to be careful with those Italeri kits, sometimes they take a lot of liberties with the reality... I'm currently building a related kit, the OH-6A - lots of inaccuracies, too. Here's the WIP, maybe it will help you:

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

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:41 AM

Thanks for the help guys.   I downloaded a bunch of relevent pictures yesterday, some of them from one of the Israeli museums.  here's some pictures of the current progress.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:28 AM

I haven't built this particular kit (1/72 is way too small for me), but does it include the parts for the IDF MD-500 Defender?  These include the nose-mounted sight pod and TOW launchers, along with a few other smaller pieces.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:33 AM

Yes it does.  the same ones in the IDF pictures above,  I can add sprue pitures tomorrow.

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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    December, 2002
  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:46 AM

Ahh, OK.  That clears up some of my confusion about what you were looking to build and what the boxtop shows.  Thanks.

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Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:55 AM

Ya that box top is completely wrong.   I only wanted to build it after I saw the back of the box. I want to try to learn to do the desert fading type of painting on Israeli aircraft,  It looks like a challenge,  especilly if you've looked at the jets in their outdoor museums,  wow talk about weathering,   faded paint, loose caulking etc etc.

John

On the Bench: Hase 1/72 Tojo, Airfix CAC Boomerang

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 24, 2017 8:22 AM
I have this same kit in stash. Will follow along to learn the ins and outs

 

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