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#1 Suresh Nathan

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:33 AM

Had planned to do this for a while. Features the Revell Huey and Cobra in an evacuation scene. In the foreground will be an M113 ACAV knocked out by an RPG. The pictures should help. It's a diorama so not too much superdetailing. Mainly focusing on painting and composition so should be done by March 31.

Anyone with references of the area of operations would be greatly appreciated. Please post photos here. Looking for colourful markings on Huey and Cobra in same area of ops. A colorful ACAV would be a bonus.

Here's the mockup. The base was made with ply strip and varnished:

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Same mockup with a bit of phone photoedit:

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This project is going to have a lot of figures:

2 in Cobra, 4 in Huey, 3 in ACAV, 3-4 on ground. I had to raid my spares box for Vietnam era figures (top left hand corner). The rest are from MBT and Dragon.

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Edited by Suresh Nathan, 13 December 2015 - 08:59 AM.

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#2 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:40 AM

Welcome aboard, Suresh! It's about time you joined us in the forums.

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:26 AM

Hi Kev. Thanks for the welcome. Quick newbie question - how do we post photos?

Suresh

 

You can't upload them directly to the forums; instead, you have to upload them to a third-party hosting site (Photobucket, Flickr, or just a web folder somewhere), and then link them in to your post. Take a look at our tutorial about how to do it from Photobucket:

 

http://forum.largesc...showtopic=46600

 

It's written by a Photobucket staff member, though it is slightly out-of-date now. If you have any troubles, just let me know.

 

Kev



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 08:32 AM

Welcome aboard Suresh, looking forward to your build.

 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:15 AM

Hello Suresh,

 

Namaste :post1:  :popcorn:

 

The mock-up picture is impressive and look forward to your builds.

 

Nice Choppah there ! :m0152:


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:29 AM

hey are you the same SURESH NATHAN  whose works I have been enjoying on the LSP what's new..

 

such as the Revelle Hurricane Mk II,

 

the F6  F-3 Hellcat, the Mustang, the Airacobra.. etc etc

 

I think that those MODELS WERE OUTSTANDING.. :bow: :bow:

 

I am surprised that you didn't join in earlier.you should post ALL your models on here as RFI as not many will have seen your work as not many HAVE Read the WHAT'S NEW thread that Kevin puts up except maybe One or three ! :clap2:{ Like ME :P  }

 

ENJOY you stay here Suresh.


Edited by MARU5137, 13 December 2015 - 09:29 AM.

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#7 Suresh Nathan

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:56 AM

Yes. Same Suresh Nathan. Thank you very much for the comments.

Trying this group build format mainly because the article format doesn't provide for extravagances like the sketch and other musings....

Like for instance looking at the number of models in my stash and the number of years I have to build them I need to begin combining them into single projects. So you can expect to see more of these in the years to come (http://www.largescal...le.php?aid=2512).

Lol.

Edited by Suresh Nathan, 13 December 2015 - 09:58 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:57 AM

http://search.aol.co...ituation photos

 

 the link above has hundreds of evacuation type photos for Huey and Cobras

 

for the link below, search under 'the Role of Helicopters in Vietnam War' and it will come up with an article and illustrated pictures of similar to what you drew on your post ..not quite the same but similar ...

 

 

http://militaryhistory.x10.mx/

 

hope that helps a little. :popcorn: :piliot:


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#9 Suresh Nathan

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Marus. The link is useful. Anything you can provide on historical accuracy would be appreciated.....nothing worse than putting 3 vehicles together that were not even in the same continent. Lol.

With armor it's a lot easier but when you start putting sharkmouths and snakes on helicopters it starts getting too obvious.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:48 AM

Suresh

 

DO you have a particular incident in mind ?


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#11 Suresh Nathan

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 05:51 AM

Hi Marus,

I'm flexible with the incident. I tend to work backwards in these projects depending on the markings of the vehicles. My reading so far is that UH1D gunships were used with troop carriers (slicks). The gunships were later called cobras which were replaced  by the AH1G cobras beginning around 1968. Problem is a number of the famous units cut their teeth on UH1D gunships so they have the history and the nice markings. I'm still unable to find a unit that featured UH1H(or D) and AH1G with sharkmouths. So anything accurate for the time is good. Btw, here's a pic of the references I'm using. Plus I've been trawling the internet. In the top right hand corner are the beginnings of the figures. I couldn't find any more pilot sets here and in Australia so I've resorted to casting them in resin. More updates to follow.

 

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 02:28 PM

Very Nice !  I've done an M-113 lately and working on a UH-1D.  I am familiar with the painful process of getting both kits up to speed.  Haven't tried a big Cobra though.  Maybe next year (just weeks away...LoL)   Great sketch work you did for your diorama, by the way.  I'll have to try that on one I have planned.  It might look good displayed along with the model.

 

Look forward to seeing your progress :-)

 

Ed Okun


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:50 PM

Suresh..

Good work .. nice ..
I will research tomorrow on what you said in your last post. .

working backwards is still taking you forward. .

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:00 PM

Hello Suresh,

 

How goes it..

 

:popcorn:


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:43 PM

Hello Suresh

 

I haven't seen any updates form you and wondered if you let this one go and  did not find the reasearch you wanted; or you have secretly squirreling away and completed it.. :shrug:

 

just curious   that was all.. :tumble:

 

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