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Russian rotors
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 7, 2003 12:17 PM
Anyone ever taken a leap and tried some of the various Russian birds? I have always thought the Hind looked pretty cool I just have never picked up a kit as of yet? Whats your favorite non U.S. helo?
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    July 2003
  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Thursday, August 7, 2003 2:13 PM

Well, in order of interest, I'd have to say the "Kamov Ka-26 "Hoodlum" or the "Mil Mi-4 "Hound".

But my favorite non-US chopper of all time would have to be the old "Bristol Sycamore", produced in 1/72nd scale by Glencoe Models!

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    June 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by RotorheadTX on Friday, August 8, 2003 10:17 AM

(All this applies to 1/72nd scale)
The new ZVEZDA brand kits are quite good. The KA-50 and KA-52 kits are among the best helo kits around. Their new Mi-8 and Mi-17 are both good, but have problems with the shape of the cockpit windows. AMODEL does lots of Russian helo models, but their mouldings are low-pressure, so they require alot more cleanup work on the modeller's part. Airfix's KA-25 Hormone is a classic good kit, and it has been reworked and improved by Sky High, which is an off-shoot of AMODEL. The best Mi-24 Hind kits are Hasegawa and AMT-Ertl, although that statement is arguable.

Don't shy away from them - there's lots of variety among the Russian and Soviet subjects. Not to mention tons of unusual 3rd-world markings to choose from!
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