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80s Action Movie Bad Guy "What If" Mi24 Hind Attack Chopper

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:32 PM

Very nice. 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:53 AM

That's sooooooooooooo cool!!!

Great idea and beautiful work!!! Heart

 

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:14 AM

Nice one, Justin - I like that a lot, really nice finish.  You'd definitely know he wasn't on your side!

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
80s Action Movie Bad Guy "What If" Mi24 Hind Attack Chopper
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:53 AM

I had the idea for this one a year or two ago, and began with the Revell 1/48th scale Hind.  After mant starts and stops, I've finally got the kit completed; but not without its trials tribulations, lost parts, damaged canopies...

I ended up getting a vacuformed canopy for the Zvezda (?) kit, because I damaged the original, then I hamaged the vacuformed one cutting the pilot's access out, as I wanted to pose it open.

My vision for this one was one taken right out of an 80's action movie...you know the type, where the Russians are the bad guys, and everything is painted black to show that they are sinister, with nefarious plans.  Getting some variation within the different panels was difficult, even using multiple different shades of black.  I ended up weathering each panel individually using the oil dot method, with a follow up of Grey Tamiya panel line wash in places.

Enjoy the photos, feedback is welcome!  and if ou are on facebook, check out my modeling page 'Ryan's Random Modelwerks', I'd love to have ya...

Stay tuned for final pics, once I am finished painting the pilot figure...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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