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1/48 Mi-24 Hind

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  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Everett
1/48 Mi-24 Hind
Posted by markuz226 on Monday, March 3, 2003 2:43 PM
Hey ya'll,
Just wondering, what is the best 1/48 model of the Hind? Of course this goes for quality-wise and cost-wise. Thnx.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 3, 2003 3:01 PM
Well Markuz226

I'd say for quality, The Trumpeter kit is the better choice, for detail and authenictey. But the Trumpeter kit is a bit more for the $$$. The Revell-Monogram kit is a cheaper kit, but the deatil is not the same in quality as the Trumpeter kit, IMO.

Cobra Compnay sells a detail and weapons set that will make your Mi-24 even more detailed!

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 3, 2003 6:23 PM
i would go with the trumpeter.
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    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 2:32 AM
Trumpeter makes a quater scale Mi-24 Hind??? I was just on their site and saw nothing(even their new releases). I did see a 1/35th Mi4 A Hound.
I know Monogram did a 1/48th Hind(Cobra did inter/exter for Monogram kit)
. If this is so it would be a nice addition. Flaps up Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 11:12 AM
Go to this link.
the guys from Heliborne may help you.
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    December 2002
  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 12:29 PM
I built the Monogram Hind several years ago. I thought it was an excellent kit
with adequate detail OOB. It went together easily and required no putty at all.
About the only "extra" I did was to use some clear acetate for sight reflector glass.
A good aftermarket set would make it a quarter scale gem.




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    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, March 28, 2003 1:01 PM
I haven't seen the Trumpeter Hind (didn't even know it existed!), or the MIni Hobby Hind. I think that possibly the Mini Hobby kit is the same as this Trumpeter kit. Panda and Trumpeter are in cahoots, so Mini Hobby may be as well. I dunno, and that's irrelevent anyway...

The Revellogram kit is an excellent model. If you can either accept the raised lines (Dead [xx(]) or rescribe them (Tongue [:P]), then this is definately a recommended kit. I've had this one several times and the last time 'round I got some Cobra resin to drop in and on the thing.

I may have to get all that stuff back someday! Oh Butz? Did I sell that stuff to you? I can't remember!

Fade to Black...
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 28, 2003 5:51 PM
I recently built Hasegawa's Mi-24 Hind. It was a decent kit, but I'm pretty inexperienced in modeling and the task was way out of my league. I love helicopter's though and when I get better I'm going to try the kit again. See ya. Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 28, 2003 11:03 PM
I too was not aware that Trumpeter has a 48th scale Hind. I've build the Monogram kit and was very satisfied with the result. The only thing I had to do out of the norm was to shave off part of the gunner's rear-end (maybe that's where "Hind" comes from HA!) ... otherwise the canopy would not fit because the gunner was too tall ... or was it the pilot? Sorry, it's been a few years.
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    February 2003
Posted by robva65 on Sunday, April 20, 2003 10:56 PM
i too had a stint with the "double bubble" a few years back...although Revell's kit went together nicely, there was something to be aware of:
the "front office", IMO, was lacking in great detail. and of course, after i went ahead and revamped the console, HUD, upper cooling fan and circuit breaker panels, Cobra Company came out with an excellent detail set for it. go figure.
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    February 2003
  • From: Tochigi, Japan
Posted by J-Hulk on Sunday, April 20, 2003 11:24 PM
I have the Mini Hobby Models 1/48 Hind D. Check out my post about it in this forum for my opinion of it. (It's not bad! And it was only about 11 bucks US!)
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    March 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by DAVEY5 on Monday, April 21, 2003 5:44 PM
I have built the Revell version 4 times over the years. Each time taking it a little
futher.Using push pins and 28 gage wire,we built extras in the cockpit(togle switches,throttels )We also dressed up the twin engines with solder,andbraided
hose.Of corse for the engines to show we had to cut open tha cowlings with our
panel line scriber ..Then the rotor system needed some nitrogen hoses,and some deiceing wires( string &28g wire)WE cut open all the side doors and did a
nice paint job on the inside.So you can take it as far as you want.I'm sure witch
ever kit you pick it will come out nice. See yA Davey 5
To fly is great To hover is divine ...........

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