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2 new 1/35 CH-54 Tarhe's

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2 new 1/35 CH-54 Tarhe's
Posted by GlennH on Monday, February 7, 2022 1:39 PM

According to "modeling News" site. ICM models. Having seen them up close hauling 155 ammo I would love one of these to build. Thing is I can never seem to find much of what this Modeling News site posts available. At least not at the two online places I usually buy from.

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.

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, February 7, 2022 4:09 PM

It's on the cover of their new catalog, so that looks like a commitment...

https://icm.com.ua/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/katalog-2022-web-2.pdf

The question is where to put it when it's done? And where to take the money from?

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 7, 2022 4:14 PM

ICM has a few more 1/35, 1/32, and 1/48 helos coming as well.

https://forums.kitmaker.net/t/news-icm-2022-catalog-new-helicopters-inbound/17349

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 7, 2022 4:18 PM

I went through their catalog this morning and there's some cool stuff coming along with the helos there's a 1/48 Sally.  Worth a look, though I've not done an ICM kit - how are they?

As for the Tarhe - that should be a big monster.  I wish someone would do a 1/48 kit.  Been waiting for LoneStar to release his 1/72 fire fighter conversion but understand he's offline for a bit.

Maybe some one will do an S-64 firefighter conversion for this moster 1/35 bird

Thanks,

John

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, February 7, 2022 4:19 PM

That's great news!  Finally, a decent kit in the correct scale of this very important aircraft.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, February 7, 2022 5:40 PM

Anyone know of a good outlet for the models from this company? I usually buy from Hobby Linc or Scale Hobbyist but maybe I'm missing a place that stocks more new stuff.

One I snapped hauling ammo to 101st FSB

 Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

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

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

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 7, 2022 6:09 PM

They look to be well represented at those sites.  Poking around the Tarhe won't be available til Q3 so put on the xmas list.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Monday, February 7, 2022 6:49 PM

The rotor area will be the size of a pizza!  That be huge - coming from a guy who just got an Airfix Vulcan.

I don't want to be the guy who cries it's the wrong scale etc, so I'll just grab a chair and ready some popcorn.

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Posted by GlennH on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:22 AM

keavdog

They look to be well represented at those sites.  Poking around the Tarhe won't be available til Q3 so put on the xmas list.

 

I'll keep an eye out then. I'm not sure what the difference is between the two offerings other than the payload. 

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.

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Posted by LonCray on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 9:00 AM

I'm curious how long before somebody pumps out a 1/35 Skycrane pod.  I know they weren't successful, but they look cool in a 60's sci fi way and I wants one.  

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:50 PM

Still waiting. If anyone sees them someplace please adivse.

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.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, August 27, 2022 3:57 PM

 Hi Pawel:

      Well, I really don't need new tyres yet!, I guess I'll could find room alongside my super large model of the Seaview! So that solves the problem there. Now, the next problem, Where I do I find the time to build it! T.B. Note:

   Still working on the Rio in between medical Neck problems. They (Petrobras) Just ordered four new ones!, Way different looking and More crowded with gear!

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 7:02 PM

I used to see those things fly in and out of Picatinny Arsennal all the time when I was in High School.  They were a sight to see.

Here's one I caught at Dover A.F.B. in 1973:

I have seen pictures of them carrying those hugh daisey cutter bombs for making landing areas.

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:20 PM

Good news for a rare subject.In 1/35th scale the detail would look great like the other chopper's from ICM.I will get one,and after I perform surgery on it ;It will look  Like It landed in VietNam.

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Posted by Silver on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:33 PM

After doing the Math.It will be a large scale plase( HELO) rotor span.large scale plane.

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Posted by GlennH on Friday, December 30, 2022 7:56 AM

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2022/12/giant-new-135th-scale-tarhe-from-icm.html#moreComing closer to release.

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2022/12/giant-new-135th-scale-tarhe-from-icm.html#more

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.

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:33 PM

I just watched an animated video of this prehistoric dragonfly being built. 30" long and I can't wait to see some builds of this monster by folks light years ahead of me regarding details and weathering. I only saw one once up close getting 155 ammo rigged to be sent out to a FSB. Impressive!

https://www.themodellingnews.com

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.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:44 PM

I saw that too.  Pretty cool.  I hope the scale this down to 1/48

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:54 PM

For those that attempt to build one of these beasts, it will literally be "clear the workbench".  A 1/35 Skycrane is just nutty.  What's next, a CH-53?  A Mi-6?  Indifferent

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 5:57 PM

Real G

For those that attempt to build one of these beasts, it will literally be "clear the workbench".  A 1/35 Skycrane is just nutty.  What's next, a CH-53?  A Mi-6?  Indifferent

 

And I usually do my play at the kitchen table!

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.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 6:33 PM

GlennH

 

 
Real G

For those that attempt to build one of these beasts, it will literally be "clear the workbench".  A 1/35 Skycrane is just nutty.  What's next, a CH-53?  A Mi-6?  Indifferent

 

 

 

And I usually do my play at the kitchen table!

 

So you will need the boxing with the "daisy cutter" bomb, to clear your kitchen table LZ.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:55 AM

I'd settle for a 1/72nd kit because I really don't have the room.  But I would also like a H-43 Pedro set for Vietnam A>F. rescue with its fire suppression pack.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Saturday, March 11, 2023 3:46 PM

My friend in the Brown Truck just handed over my ICM copy.  It's big!  Actually in two boxes.  Looks like one is for the fuselage and the other is for all the other bits.  The box for the old Revell version of this bird, which I also have, would easily fit inside of one of the boxes of this kit!  Big Smile  Details look nice.  The instruction book is 36 pages.  

Since I'm still recouping from shoulder surgery, and have several other projects to finish up, it may be a while before I get to this one.  I may also wait to see if any PE/resin come out for this one, even though it looks pretty complete, and well-detailed.  

Got it from Squadron.  I got in on the pre-order late, but figured if I really wanted one of these, I better jump in, just in case.  I have no idea where the plastic is molded, but ICM is a Ukranian company with a Kyiv address, so I figured it was a good idea to try to get a copy of the 'first pressing'.  

G. Beaird,

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 11, 2023 4:50 PM

Lucky bas%&$d!  Pics please - dying to see it.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, March 11, 2023 5:01 PM

NO where close to being able to begin on this thing but I'm almost afraid to not spend before they retire them.

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.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:06 PM

keavdog

Lucky bas%&$d!  Pics please - dying to see it.

 

Yeah, I was indecisive when they were first announced, especially since my surgery, and the company I worked for for 16 years going bankrupt, putting me out of a steady paycheck.  After thinking it over, and discussing the matter with my financial advisor, she said 'yes!', I went ahead and put in for the pre-order.  About two weeks later, they said the order is enroute to the US, so pay up, please.  I figured I needed to put my money where my mouth was. 

Anyway, let's see if I can post up the pictures:

Box contents, Revell Skytrane box for scale Smile :

Closeup of the front fuselage:

Instruction page of engine assembly steps:

I don't remember if these things had foldable main rotor blades, but if they do, I hope someone does a 3D or PE kit of it, because I'd probably build it folded to save some space.  

I remember there was a company that brought one out to our local municipal airport to do work on it converting it to a firefighting bird.  They did NOT have the blades folded.  We had a freak storm come though the area, which spawned what was determined to be a force 1 tornado that flipped it on it's back.  I think they got it flipped back over, but it disappeared shortly afterward, so I don't have any idea what happened.  Hopefully, it wasn't totaled.  The thing was huge!  

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:19 PM

Thinking about this thing again last night I couldn't help envisioning some show stopping dioarama. This beast lifting a 1/35 M-107 from a FSB. Shame it's above it's payload but it has to be something a plain Jane Chinook can not handle.

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.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Sunday, March 12, 2023 7:06 PM

Or a Chinook, OR, yet another Skycrane.  Can you imagine the size of that diarama?!?  Indifferent

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 12, 2023 7:34 PM

That is impressive.  Thanks for the pics.

Some dio ideas Geeked

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 12, 2023 7:41 PM

One more Stick out tongue

 

Thanks,

John

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