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  1. Real nice build! I would have never in a million years thought about the rib line. But, for such a splendid build, I would dab a bit of putty on the top front turret mount, and brush some thinned paint. Shouldn't take you long at all. Had a bit of fun with mine too!
  2. Nice job, especially with the "Colgate Smile"
  3. Nice Build Mario. My mother grew up in Mark, IL! I was invited to the inauguration of this helicopter that was restored, but it was pouring rain that day with local flooding. Here is what it looks like in 1;1 scale! It has since been painted with a Tigershark mouth and the pilots who actually flew her had their names painted underneath the canopy. See link below: https://www.alamy.com/mark-illinois-united-states-december-1st-2020-apache-helicopter-at-the-veterans-memorial-on-a-beautiful-winter-afternoon-image396042524.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=A9D09BDF-5164-4E83-9311-20F8656FC6E6&p=374010&n=0&orientation=0&pn=2&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d2%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dvietnam%20war%20helicopter%26qt_raw%3dvietnam%20war%20helicopter%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d0%26ispremium%3d1%26flip%3d0%26pl%3d
  4. Great scheme! I think you got it right. The USMC often used markings that did not match the camo or low vis paint scheme.
  5. Thanks so much Bill! LOL, when I saw your exquisite tri-motor, I said @#$@! that guy is going to win Gold!!! My friend who was there with me said it was based on a H.P. Lovecraft story. I was really surprised that the Helldiver didn't medal. I wonder if you would have gotten Gold if you entered it under Fantasy or Science Fiction? Hope to see you at NIMCOM in September. Another two dioramas coming! Thanks again.
  6. HF antennas were on Command and Control birds. My old flight instructor, was able to talk to his wife from Vietnam! He was able to raise a HAM radio operator who called his wife and connected the two.
  7. A good build, love to see Hueys on Britmodeller. A few comments, FYI. This is actually an H model, which began entering Vietnam in 1967/1968. The roof mounted pitot system usually gives it away. The cat whiskers are FM radio antennas which were not used on H models, there were two FM antennas, one above the cabin, the other on the tail. The stabilizer bar, scissors and sleeve assembly, pitch link tubes, control tubes, rotating and non-rotating swash plate, and mast assembly were covered in a grey enamel paint. Sometimes the sta-bar was left bare metal. The blade roots were covered in black epoxy coating. Also the side mounted antennas were usually found on OH-58s. I believe those were FM antennas. After the war, the mast assembly could be black, grey and a combination of both.
  8. Unfortunately, You can see no damage from the outside of the aircraft using the original photos. My suspicion is the shell entered beneath the aircraft. Or it could have hit the left side of the aircraft which can't be seen. A little artistic licence! Thanks Joachim!
  9. Andy, glad yours is going well. At first I thought the rear and forward fuselages fit up too, but then they didn't. I would advise leaving the inner bulkhead supports off so you can squeeze the plastic to fit more precisely. I left mine off and used Tamiya extra thin glue that gave perfect strength. BUT, I would advise using soap and water to clean the plastic, their is a slight coat of release agent on the plastic that is hard to see. Hope to see yours soon! Oh, the wheel wheels are very detailed so no worries. Put the guns in last AFTER you paint the wheel wells. Don't forget to paint the small tie down hooks yellow.
  10. Used 1:32 Late Cold War U.S.-NATO pilot, PJ Production resin pilot figure, for LT JG Earl
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