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1:72 Hobbyboss AH-64D Apache Longbow

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  • Member since
    June 2016
1:72 Hobbyboss AH-64D Apache Longbow
Posted by Headhunter88 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:05 PM

Hi, my newest child

Below all my mistakes and opinions:
a) model was painted Gunze H, MR Surfacer 1200 as a first coat, preshading (which disappeared of course) oil humbrol,
b) gloss varnish humbrol AC7431-BAD choice, unfortunately gunze paint cracked and grey stains were visible on decals,matt lacquer was Gunze H20, which was excellent choice,
c) after i used some oil painst for wash, i tried some dust pigment (desert sand effects) which interefered with this oil wash,
c) acrylic paints allowed me for the first time keep my glass parts clean and free from fog,
d) i didn't focused on little details or mistakes, because i wanted to try some new methods and modelling products, i also moving out so i had some influence od my modeling time and space

e) preovius factor also concers quality of photos (which i also try to improve)

f) this funny sheet on canopy wasn't my idea for the first time but unfortunately windscreen cracred little a bit over CP/G seat during cutting doors...

Comments are welcome

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:22 PM


It looks really nice.


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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:40 PM


It's lookin' good! Either you managed to correct your mistakes or you chose your photos really well. Anyhow, keep them babies comin' you're getting better and better. Good luck and have a nice day


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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:37 PM

Looks good!  Great recovery from an error.  I assumed the cover was to keep the cockpit from becoming even hotter in the desert sun!

Clear Left!


  • Member since
    June 2016
Posted by Headhunter88 on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:51 AM

Hi many thanks for king words.

Like I said i am trying to back to modelling but with new experiences, knowledge and never used produckts so mistakes are unvoidable, but for they aren't anything discouraging for me.

And you are right that sheet on canopy is good shield from heat, dust and dirt.

Next model-polish pre WWII legend-RWD 5

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:03 AM

Looks great, love the IDF markings.

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