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UH-1H Dust-Off dio done

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UH-1H Dust-Off dio done
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, March 25, 2006 4:14 PM

As promised, here is the dio of the UH-1H Dust-Off I have been working on for a customer.  The helo is the Panda 1/35th kit with corrections made to make it a pretty accurate H model.  The interior was upgraded using the Cobra Company UH-1 Upgrade set.  Figures are modified Dragon Vietnam Helo crew.  The surprise that I had mentioned before is the suspended flight medic on the hoist and jungle penetrator.  Most of the interior parts are scratch or converted from other kits such as the crew chief seats, litters, hoist, jungle penetrator, etc.  The tress are made from a wire skeleton, covered in masking tape and sealed with white glue.  The branches are dried branches from a Creosote bush that grows here in the desert.  The leaves are perfect for large, jungly 1/35 leaves.  I dried them, sealed them with Urethane, then sprayed them green so they won't turn brown.  It was challenging and fun, I love how it looks. 

This is the pic that inspired it:

Without further adu, here it is.

More pics here.

All comments welcome as usual.

 

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Posted by oldhooker on Saturday, March 25, 2006 4:32 PM

Oh Gino..... that is AWESOME, man!! Thumbs Up [tup]

You're going to have a very satisfied customer... thanks for letting us see! Smile [:)]

Take care,

Frank

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 25, 2006 4:35 PM
Gino,
    That is the best Dio I have seen on anything pertaining to Vietnam. Brilliant work. Wow!! [wow]
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Posted by gdarwin on Saturday, March 25, 2006 5:53 PM
Big Smile [:D]Gino,thats a great dio,and it bring back some memories for a few guys.thanks for building that dio.Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by m60a3 on Saturday, March 25, 2006 7:28 PM
 Another great job. I however would have added a medic or two, and some debris. At least one medic (or even just a grunt) bending over the prone soldier. I also, however would have not had a completed diorama that looked nearly as good.
 You da man!

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Posted by mustang10 on Saturday, March 25, 2006 7:30 PM
Outstanding!!!!
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Posted by UH-1V_CE on Saturday, March 25, 2006 7:35 PM
Nice work!!  Beautiful job on that dustoff bird!
Crew Chiefs keep em up!
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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:01 PM
Thanks guys.  Glad you all like it.  This one had special meaning to me based on who it was going to.  I thought about putting some bloody bandages and medical debris around the wounded, but thought it might look too gorey (sp?) and bloody.  I think it looks better this way.  Definitely an honor for me to make it and I hope it is a worthy tribute to all Dust-Off pilots, past and present.

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Posted by m60a3 on Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:46 PM
 Well, then it's perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Awesome job, as always.

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Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, March 25, 2006 11:02 PM

Gino,

Looks fantastic!  The only thing that "jumps" out at me is the angle of the tail "stinger".  Pointed down way too much.  Damn Huey Crew Chiefs were always a pain in the "aft"! 

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by richgb on Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:19 AM

Thanks for sharing these photos. Well done mate. They're excellent. It's really captured the action. Only one thing though....I wanted to make a dio like this and now you've knicked the idea!!!!! so I'll have to think of something else.

One more thing.  these are in 1/35 aren't they? So not only have you one lucky client but he must have a bloody big front room.

Cheers,  Rich

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, March 26, 2006 10:04 AM

Thanks guys. 

Mel, guess this guy has a weak stinger, or a saggy "aft".  Too late to change it now. 

Rich, woops, sorry I took your idea, mate.  Yup, it is 1/35th.  It really isn't that big.  The base is 14" x 14" and the tail of the helo doesn't stick off that much.  It is a total of 14" tall as well.

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Posted by NASA 736 on Sunday, March 26, 2006 10:00 PM

They just don't get much better than that!  Bow [bow]

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 26, 2006 10:55 PM
What colors did you use on the uniforms? That is a great match.
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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:02 PM

 Unknownpharoah wrote:
What colors did you use on the uniforms? That is a great match.

Uniforms are base coated with Testors MM Medium Green. Then drybrushed with some OD for highlights, and some red-brown for dirt on the wear areas; knees, elbows, seat of pants, etc.  Gear is OD and then drybrushed with some dark green, then dirt, etc, as above.  Lastly, they are drybrushed overall with a dusty color to blend it all together.

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Posted by LemonJello on Monday, March 27, 2006 5:24 AM

Wow, just....wow.  Another home run, HeavyArty.  I liked the helo by itself when you posted it, but here, in this context, that's an amazing dio. 

So, now my standard question; What's next? 

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Posted by armydogdoc on Monday, March 27, 2006 5:56 AM
HOOOAH!  Out fricken standing as always Arty!
Ron "One weekend a month my$1***$2quot;
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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 27, 2006 10:09 AM

Thanks guys.

LemmoJello, not sure what is next.  Still deciding what to build.  May have a chance, between consignments, to get started on the 1/35 HH-60G I have been planning.  We shall see.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, March 27, 2006 12:25 PM

WOW!!  Backwards !!WOW  Incredible.  Panda's kit?

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 27, 2006 1:35 PM

Thanks.

 

 midnightprowler wrote:
Panda's kit?

Yes, with lots of corrections / additions / upgrades done to it.

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Posted by AirMedical on Monday, March 27, 2006 2:34 PM
Awe man!Shock [:O]  As Joey would say.  Woh! 
Impressive!  Man, I love your work.  A very nice honor piece to the ME unit.

Thanks for sharing!
John



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Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:23 AM

It's just increadible.  You should submit pics to FSM.  It'd look great in print.  It's another Master-Gino-Piece. 

Semper Fi,

Chris 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:59 AM

Thanks, glad you guys like it.

Chris,  I may submit some photos.  I would need to take some better ones though, I'm not totally happy with these.  Some are kinda blurry.  Thanks for the idea though.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:49 PM
yeah .. submit that bad boy.
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Posted by willuride on Friday, March 31, 2006 10:42 AM
Good job man, that looks awesome

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Posted by Melgyver on Friday, March 31, 2006 7:18 PM
I guess I'm just going to have to "bite the bullet" and sacrifice an MRC/Academy UH-1C for parts(engine,transmission, pylon assy, stab bar, pilots seats and instrument panel, jump seats etc.) and get a Cobra Co. update for the Panda kit and build a good "Hotel" model Huey.  Then Academy will make a good "Hotel" for everybody!   

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Doc Gross on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:59 PM

Brings back memories...I was a medic with the 57th Med Det ( Hel Amb)The Original Dustoff In Vietnam 68-69..you did a great job on the UH-1H

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5:46 PM

Thanks.  Glad you like it.

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

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:43 PM

That is amazing. . Great job.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:08 AM

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

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