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AFV Club: OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1:35 scale

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It looks good Richard! I just found a pic of an ancient build I remembered while watching at the pic you posted of the glare shield.

 

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It's Model Master's biffing metallizer "burnt iron" just in case you wanna give it a try

 

That is the paint that I am missing!!   :BANGHEAD2:   

 

I was looking at all my Alclad and MM Metalizers that I have and I could not find the paint that would match.   I have everything Except for burnt iron.  

I have burnt metal but not burnt iron.  Thanks for the info kike gt.

 

 

Richard

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I then finished the glare shield by applying a dark wash and then dull coat.

Now you may see a decal on the upper left airbag of the glare shield.  

Don sent me a picture of a Kiowa that had the same placard in the same spot.  So I tried to replicate the placard.

It is not a placard, it is a decal.  Ran out of placards.....lol

 

 

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Model:

 

 

 

 

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On the back of the main IP, I installed some styrene squares where my cables will go. 

 

 

 

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Then I finished my cables that go from the middle console to the main IP.  It took me a little while but after about a hour, I 

said that is that.....lol.  Damn EZ line, they look fantastic to create wires on a IP but they are a PITA to work with.  But I think that I

made that area look a little more busy.

 

 

 

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When I look at the last picture, I like the contrast of Black on the model.  Maybe it will stay that way when the cockpit is completed

to break up the all black cockpit.  

 

 

Richard

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Here another late night in Las Vegas and the temperature today was 109 degrees.    :BANGHEAD2:

 

So needless to say, I didn't do any airbrushing today.....lol.

But I did start to work on my diorama for the helicopter......

 

 

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And to scale with the Kiowa:

 

 

 

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The next thing that I did was the cyclic and the collective today.

Now the collectives and the cyclic that was included in the kit, I did not like them.  I am not creative enough to make a collective and cyclic from scratch, so what I did was glue some plasticard to both of them:

 

 

 

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Now what I plan on doing is file them to shape.  I worked on the collective and started to file it to shape, which was a little bigger than the collective that was included with the kit.

I tried to make the collective look like this:

 

 

 

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BUT....I made a mistake.  On the Kiowa that I am modelling this model after, (modern Kiowa), when I put the buttons on top of the collective, in the upper left hand corner, there is a red switch.  

But the Kiowa that I am modelling this model after, the red switch on the upper left hand corner is not there.  I was looking at another collective picture when I glue the buttons on the collective.  But I used "plastic welder" to glue the parts and I cannot remove the red switch without sacrificing the entire collective, so I kept it in its place.

And I put switches on them as well.  I am starting to get use to the technique of adding switches to the IP or collective..   :clap2:

 

 

 

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I think that it came out alright, at least a lot better that the collective that was included with the kit.

That is it for tonight, tomorrow I will work on the cyclics

 

 

 

Richard

 

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looking good Rich,

I just got figures and helmets in 1/35 scale from this guy  while in France that does 3D work. I am blown away by the quality and the details of his products.

Look him up under Reedoak.com. You may want to add some helmets or pilots to your dio.

oliver

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looking good Rich,

I just got figures and helmets in 1/35 scale from this guy  while in France that does 3D work. I am blown away by the quality and the details of his products.

Look him up under Reedoak.com. You may want to add some helmets or pilots to your dio.

oliver

 

 

Hey Oliver,

How was your visit in France?  I was thinking about getting the Helmets from Reedoak.com, but I have not yet.  I just wanted to see how they turn out and because you bought them and looked at them,

I will take your advice and get some of them form Norbert.   I was going to put a couple of helmets in the cockpit together as well, and a M4 but I really don't know.  But I will put a couple of helmets in the cockpit, that I do 

know.  I will look at reedoak.com and look over the pilots and may get a couple of helicopter pilots to go with my diorama.  Glad you are back and I am glad to hear from you.  

 

 

Richard

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I finish my collective and the cyclics:

 

 

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Then I started working on the cockpit wiring in the upper middle console near the fire extinguisher:

And the lamp that I built above the map holder in the middle.

 

 

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More updates later.

 

 

 

Richard

 

 

 

 

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looking good Rich,

I just got figures and helmets in 1/35 scale from this guy while in France that does 3D work. I am blown away by the quality and the details of his products.

Look him up under Reedoak.com. You may want to add some helmets or pilots to your dio.

oliver

Hey oliver any chance u could post a few pics of the figure please? They look great on reedoak website but the photos arent very good.great build by the way elboogie Edited by zak

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Hey oliver any chance u could post a few pics of the figure please? They look great on reedoak website but the photos arent very good.great build by the way elboogie

 

 

Thanks Zak

 

 

Richard

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Hey oliver any chance u could post a few pics of the figure please? They look great on reedoak website but the photos arent very good.great build by the way elboogie

Hi

Not back just yet. I am in Vancouver. I will post photos of the pilot, flight crews and helmets as soon as I get home. The figures are simply amazing.

Oliver

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Hi

Not back just yet. I am in Vancouver. I will post photos of the pilot, flight crews and helmets as soon as I get home. The figures are simply amazing.

Oliver

 

Thanks for the pictures, I will order some of the helmets from Reedoak.com and I will wait until you show pictures of the pilots.  I don't have the cash to order anything else until my next payday...

my wife has laid down the law......lol.

 

 

Richard

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nice job on the pit detail and the seats, can't wait too see more and the end result. 

  

 

Thanks for the support.

 

Richard

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