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  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Dragon models OH-6a?
Posted by GlennH on Friday, May 5, 2023 10:11 AM

Has anyome built this? It's back in stock but I am finding out litlle searching online. Last I read was that the canopy fit was terrible but that was a post from years ago maybe before they came out with a newer version.

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
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, May 5, 2023 11:13 AM

I have built a few of them (4 or 5) over the years, in the various OH/AH-6/MD-500 versions they put out.  It is a pretty good kit.  I had no real issues w/the canopy, I know others have.  If you go slow and line it up well, it goes on w/out issues.   

Here are a couple of the ones I have done.

Blackwater MD-530E in Iraq.  It started out as the AH-6J kit and I swapped the canopy from the LASD MD-500E kit.

MH-6J MELB (Mission Enhanced Little Bird) conversion using the old Cobra Company MELB conversion set.  It represents one of the aircraft from OP Gothic Serpent (Black Hawk Down), Somalia '93.

With pilots and Operators on it.

 

I can't find any pics of the others I have done.  I recommend them though.

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

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, May 5, 2023 12:18 PM

Nice work Gino, I like the top one, it's different.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 5, 2023 2:33 PM

I've got the Hugh Mills Miss Clawd IV kit partially started.  It looks nice.  Only thing I noticed is the plastic is pretty thin.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, May 5, 2023 8:02 PM

Thanks Rob.  I thought it would be different.  I saw them buzzing around Baghdad last time I was there ('08-'09).

Here is another I found, IDF MD-500 Defender TOW.

 

keavdog
I've got the Hugh Mills Miss Clawd IV kit partially started. 

Yup, built that one too.

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

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 6, 2023 12:25 AM

I built the LASD MD-500 issue of the kit when it was a new release 25+ years ago for a co worker on the department. I do not remember any fit problems with that issue of the kit.

 

 

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  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:19 PM

I never saw the OH6 during the war, but sometimes we would get some other type of copter land at the base once in a while.

I did like seeing them perform as the Silver Eagles at Stateside airshows.  The first time was at Cleveland's Burke Lakeside Airport when we brought a C-5A for the display.There used to be decals for the Silver Eagles, I think Microscale put them out.

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Thursday, May 11, 2023 7:35 AM

Only snagged one decent shot of one once bringing someone out to see the CO. I do recall switching my radio to their freq at night to listen to the convo betweem one of them and a Cobra, most vividly asking the Cobra once 'if he see's him behind the tree' or something to that effect.

 REM* ride 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

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 14, 2023 11:27 AM

keavdog

I've got the Hugh Mills Miss Clawd IV kit partially started.  It looks nice.  Only thing I noticed is the plastic is pretty thin.

 

Hugh Mills used to be quite active on rec.models.scale. I've been on a few Army helos, and the airframe isn't all that substantial to begin with. Of course, I'm more used to tanks and APCs than aircraft metal.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, May 14, 2023 12:05 PM

REM* Ride, that's a good one! Would make a great diorama title :-)

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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