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  • Member since
    November 2016
Posted by JesusNut on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:21 PM

Thanks HeavyArty!  I will try again with a couple more pictures to see if I can get it right! And I agree, the pattern is close.  

Here are a couple pictures of his chopper after he got shot down.  Notice the bullet holes!

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:14 PM

You are close on your photo posting.  You need to copy the "Direct" link from Photobucket and paste it into the "Source" box on the Edit Image tab (square with a mountain and moon on the tool bar when writing your post).

The pattern looks very similar to the USAF 20th SOS (Special Operations Squadron) pattern also used in Vietnam.  Below are UH-1Ns at Da Nang 1971. 

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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  • Member since
    November 2016
Posted by JesusNut on Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:49 AM

So, trying to figure out how to work this forum, and add some pictures as I go.  If I am successfull, here are some pics of the actual helicopter I want to model.  These show the spraying rig for Agent Orange, and I will not be including that.  But I do want to "dirty" it up like in the pictures.  Dad was telling me that about 2 months after he made AC, they repainted his helicopter and that actually made him sad, in that he took pride in having the "workhorse" of the platoon.  Sad may not be the best description, but I think you all will understand what I am saying. 

  • Member since
    January 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, November 11, 2016 1:06 PM

Sweet...I dig some camo Hueys!

My Dad was a Huey pilot. I built him one from his first Cav Unit "Blackhawks"...based at Ft. Knox, back in the mid-late 70's. I used the same kit you are planning on. It's been a long time, but I don't recall much in the way of trouble spots with the build. That one is long since gone. I did another one for him, using ...???...Dragons kit.

The model is of this one...depicted before the engine failure!

He managed to bring her down in the only clearing for miles...took a bounce, spun and the tail caught the corner of a government truck...what are the odds?!!!

Close call...quite a drop off there!

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, November 11, 2016 12:44 PM

Hello!

I would like to take a look at the build, too! Good luck, and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:28 AM

Can't help you with the paint scheme but will be interested in your build. I was there (army) during about that same time period but honestly can't recall ever seeing a camoed helicopter of any species. Ours had a huge red number on the front end for 'advertising' purposes.

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

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

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

  • Member since
    November 2016
UH-1H Future WIP
Posted by JesusNut on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:41 PM

Since Revell recently re-released their 1/32 UH-1 kit, or at least I just recently figured it out, I want to build this kit replicating my Dad's chopper from Vietnam.  He was in the 195th AHC from 8/69-7/70 and was mainly a Skychief, although he did spend some time early in his tour in the Guns platoon, the Thunderchickens.  They had a camo paint job that I will try to replicate and I will post pictures of it as I go.  It will probably take some time as I do not get a whole lot of time to work on hobbies, or I have too many hobbies that take up a lot of my time.  I will probably have a lot of questions as I go, as I have not built models in many, many years.  I look forward to interacting with everyone and thank you all in advance for any advice and constructive criticism you may have for me!

Tags: 195th , Huey , Slick , UH-1H
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