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I haven't built a helicopter since I was a kid! This could be ugly. From the sound of it this Academy 1/35 kit should come with a cheat code to help me out - good engineering, a quality kit. The plastic sure looks beautiful. Excited about doing a Marine Zulu on the USS Boxer, Amphibious Ready Group. There's a couple BuNu on the Marine Skid Zulu sheet. The Evil Eyes Pirate appeals to me as i played Captain Red Beard the pirate at campouts for the Cub Scouts when my kids were growing up :-) I've really been trying not to spend any extra money on my builds but this one needs the full motion video mod and without the rotor fold not sure where it would fit so it may be time to spend a little on upgrades. What are the odds I won't use purchasing 1 upgrade to justify the full metal jacket?
After finishing my Mi-8 Gunship and seeing that there are still three months left to the GB, I decided to tackle another big helo that has been in the stash for quite a while: the Heller 1/35 Super Frelon and so I plan to go from here: to there: and very likely that particular bird: There is no aftermarket for this kit and I am no great scratchbuilder so I plan an OOB build to focus more on painting and weathering the tri-tone Israeli camo, but I do plan to scratchbuild the gun mount on the side door and the landing gear frames (eliminating the floating devices). I have not decided if I want to open the ramp or not, It took me so much time to detail the mi-8 cargo hull that I am not sure I want to repeat the experience just yet. Thanks for watching and merry Christmas to all. David