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About Usmcski

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  1. https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwide/defence/topowlr-helmet-mounted-sight-and-display-helicopters It's Thales' "Top Owl" helmet.
  2. I hear you on so many levels! If Academy has the stones to tackle a large scale Z, I'd love to see them remold their W (with option for turned exhaust, new canopy, and NTS/non-NTS), and a G as well. Hell, while we're at it, lets see the whole family of Army and Marine Snakes (what I wouldn't give to build a big J, T and W). And how about a November and Yankee to go with them? I can dream, can't I? Semper, Ski
  3. When I retired in 2014, the West Coast was about halfway through the Z transition (and already entirely UH-1Y). So far the sprue shots look great, and the rivets are sublime. There are a few shortfalls I can see, but nothing major (gun oversimplified, LAU-7s would look fine with AIM-9s, but empty they're not accurate due to the attachment tabs for the missiles, seats look pretty sparse, AIM-9 wings have a strange square cutout looking thing, etc). Add some wiring to the tail and main rotor heads, replace the APU exhaust with some brass tubing, and add a "secondary comm tube" to the underside of the fuselage and you're good to go! I'll certainly pick one (or more) up as soon as they're available and drop everything to build it. This thing's gonna be pretty sick. Semper, Ski
  4. Aside from the obvious (rearward-loaded Mk 82s), the BSU-33 conical fins are nowhere near straight. They should be in a proper "X pattern" when viewed from the direct front or rear of the bomb... Semper Fi, Ski
  5. Well since the Jag and F-84 are confirmed, I'd love to see more helos from them. How about: -an ACCURATE AH-1W -AH-1Z -AH-1T -AH-1J -AH-1G -UH-1Y -UH-1N -UH-1E -UH-34 -CH-46 CH-53 Maybe just a TAD of a Marine bias! Semper Fi, Ski
  6. Great news! It is possible to just do one visor though. I never flew with two visors, only the dark one. I knew lots of crewmen that did this as well. Ski
  7. Great stuff, as always Norbert! Any chance of seeing a USN/USMC helo crew with the visor down?
  8. Well I'll be patiently waiting to see what you do with the KH offering, you really made that Dragon Littlebird shine! Semper, Ski
  9. Thanks for resurrecting this thread, they are truly stunning builds. I haven't built the -60 yet, but I have tackled the Littlebird (the OH-6, specifically). The windshield/fuselage join is a real PITA, but you wouldn't know it looking at his build. I suspect (hope) that Kitty Hawk has an H-60 forthcoming, time will tell! Semper, Ski
  10. I'd LOVE to see what you do with it, Pig! Not to sound like a broken record, but now we need KH to do an accurate AH-1G, AH-1J, AH-1T, AH-1W, and UH-1N, all in 35th and 48th.... Semper, Ski
  11. Sorry if this has been posted (didn't see it on the Forum). KH has CAD drawings up for KH50005, 1/35 HH-60G on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kitty-hawk-736521713066784/ Looks good so far, definitely on my build list. Would be nice to see it 1/48 as well! Ski
  12. Hey Norbert, Absolutely love your products, keep them coming! Any chance of getting the US Navy helo crew with visors down? With maxillofacial shields? I love how the US Army crews turned out, but I'd like the same options with the Navy crew members. Not only would they look great, but it would help those of us who are challenged when it comes to painting eyes! Cheers, Ski
  13. Good LORD, they packed a lot of detail in on this thing, I hope the fit is better than the ol' Dragon kit. Rivets or not, it's a must have for me. One thing I found odd, however; the first marking options show a 6-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor. I don't see any provisions for these in the sprues, only the 5-main and 2-tail version. I do see 6 main rotor blades, but not the associated head. Re: the crew, I wonder if the Reedoak figures for the H-60 would work. Thanks for sharing! Ski
  14. Harold, you truly are the master of making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Well done, Sir! Semper, Ski
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