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1/35 MRC OH-58D 'Black Death'

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image.thumb.png.093305b2825a7f0ac961ef9e93a2a126.pngHere is the Kiowa Warrior from MRC.

Great build. Very wordy directions, but comprehensive.  I also used the Zactomodels exterior details.

I added some seat belts, a CAR-15 on the IP.

 

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Nice! That windshield glass is amazing, and helo glass is one of the toughest things. Congrats, and thanks for sharing!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks, Gil.  That glass was the hardest part of the build.  Had to hack up some interior things to make it fit just so.

Some more pics to come.  I forgot how to post them...haven't finished anything in a while.

I really enjoyed building this one.

Bill

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Here are some more photos of the build.

The model was pretty easy to paint; overall MM Acryl Army Helo Green (FS 34031) on the outside and on the inside I used Tamiya NATO Black.  Other shades were also used

to break up the overall colors.  The inside of the engine area was MM Yellow Zinc Chromate with a mist coat of fluorescent green from the square bottle in the transmission area.

Adding the Zactomodels exterior set really helped the kit also.

So, here they are...

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I used Lite Bright pegs for the screens on the IP.  I wired up the Disco Ball and the tail area.  On the rotor, I placed dots of red, blue, green and yellow with a toothpick for the maintenance indicators.  I also made umbilicals from the fuselage to the weapon stations.  After everything was together I gave it a dry brushing with Tamiya weathering powders.

 

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Wow! Sensational work!

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            Holy smokes brother. From the finish on the disco ball, to the optics on top of the rotorhead, and your weathering. Awesome! I built this model about three years ago. It turned out pretty good, but not as fantastic as yours.  By the way, your glass is the best i’ve ever seen on this model.

Christopher

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Thanks guys.  I really enjoyed building this kit.  Minor issues easily solved.

It's kind of funny about the canopy glass.  I polished it then dipped it in whatever 'Future' is called now.  I scratched it while installing it and had to take off the part

and re-polish it and re-attach it.  I guess it worked out ok.

Bill 

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