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#1 BradG

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 10:07 AM

Here's the boxtop of my entry. It won't be started right away as I still have other kits on the workbench that need to be finished. I'll probably do it straight OOB.

 

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Edited by BradG, 24 March 2016 - 05:33 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:30 PM

Zactomodels provides a small but beautiful set that enhances the look of important details like the mast mounted sight and the IR jammer (not to mention the grilles, in- and outlets and various other details). Just saying...

 

(Well, Werners Wings offers something too, not to forget, but Zactomans set should do the trick without going overboard if you have to watch costs and shedule...)

 

 

With or without AM - Happy modelling!

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 06:44 PM

I've got the Zacto set and can confirm it's worth it for the MMS alone


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

Brad.

 

this should be interesting build..

the only other Kiowa I have seen being built in over on ARC by  a gentleman called Elboogie  and Eastern  I think

 

I think Eastern/Alexander  collaborated with Zactoman on some stuff I think But I might be wrong..

 

Good luck Brad and looking forward to this GB.

 

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Edited by MARU5137, 26 September 2015 - 08:09 PM.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 08:03 PM

With respect to ARC member , the first page shows some cockpit details...

 

http://www.arcforums...1


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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:17 AM

Brad...

 

Have a gander at this... click on Kiowa's link. I think maybe you will like it. :whistle:

 

AND do check out the pages 1,2 and 3 under that link...helpful hints..

 

http://www.zactomodels.com/


Edited by MARU5137, 27 September 2015 - 10:33 AM.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


#7 Peterpools

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:10 AM

Brad
Looking forward to following your build
Keep 'em coming
Peter
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Trumpeter SBD-1

 

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 02:41 PM

cool helo, certainly a very cool hero especially with the rotor mast.

have fun building Brad.

 

J.

 

(btw weren't they used down under as well?)


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everyone in the circuit switch off your radios....now switch 'em back on again......


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:27 AM

Yes, the OH-58A is still used by Army Aviation as a scout helicopter.


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#10 BradG

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 12:54 PM

Obligatory sprue pictures. Looks pretty nice.

 

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#11 Floyd S. Werner, Jr.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 02:57 PM

As mentioned I have an update set that in less parts not in the Zactoman set, which I highly recommend. The biggest thing is the new cowling, but there are other things in the set that aren't in the Zactoman set.

May I also recommend the Fireball Modelworks decals. Beautiful work.

Also Army Cast has the new M3P .50 cal gun system if you want to upgrade that.

Of course the single point reference is the Squadron/Signal Walk Around book.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:00 AM

Ok, what colour are these things? The instructions say the paint is an 80/20 mix of black and white, but I've seen some painted very dark OD to faded OD.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:47 PM

Brad i built one maybe a year and a half ago...the fit of the canopy is going to be a real pain to get done seamlessly, also the fuselage seams to fill around the top part and the reflector behind the main rotor is going to be a bit of a handful...

I painted mine  dark OD then faded it really bad as seen in alot of the reference pictures (if you need any inspiration just let me know ill send you some of the links and the such i used). I left mine with one of the side doors off to show all the nice electronics inside. you can make a really nice kit out of it with the engine exposed and all, just needs alot of work. 

Ah did i mention the crew DONT fit in the seats whichever way you modify them?? i think their behinds are too wide and their legs too long lol

Just some of the pitfalls i encountered. Best of luck buddy!

 

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 11:33 AM

Watching what was the greatest NRL grand final ever tonight, I started clipping and gluing a little. Not bad thus far.

 

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#15 Floyd S. Werner, Jr.

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:47 PM

Ok, what colour are these things? The instructions say the paint is an 80/20 mix of black and white, but I've seen some painted very dark OD to faded OD.


The only completely accurate color is Model Master ACRYLIC US Army Helicopter Green. The enamel is too grey but a great color to weather with. I haven't checked out the Hanaka one yet. I have it but haven't sprayed it.
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