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From Russia With Love. MI-24A HIND. 1/72 by Zvezda. RFI Welcome to the RFI of a build I finished a while ago. As the weather was nice I decided to take my shots outside. The kit itself was a Lovely gift from the very kind @Nikolay Polyakov . The whole story of what and why can be found in the WIP thread here. It was a lovely build and was a real joy to paint and weather. I hope you Enjoy the shots taken in the beautiful English summer time. A million miles away from where I started in the depths of winter. Off we go then. And some internal WIP shots. There's a lot to see through those tiny windows. Thanks again to Nikolay for the lovely gift. I had a lot of fun. Hope you did too. Happy Modelling Chums. Johnny.
From Russia With Love. MI-24A HIND. 1/72 by Zvezda. Hello and welcome to a nice relaxing companion build in more ways than one. It will run alongside two other builds. one mine and the other belonging to @Nikolay Polyakov . If you are following my other Hind build "HERE" you will know that Nikolay very kindly offered to send me some decal rivets for the 1/48 version that were only available in Russia for my build. In exchange I sent him some Flory washes that are tough to get over there. After a few weeks of postal travel we both pretty much received our packages at the same time. Mine however was a LOT bigger than I expected. Inside were not only the rivets for my 1/48 Hind build but a whole new kit with AM parts to boot!! I was agog!! Upon receiving my special Christmas gift I contacted Nikolay and he mentioned a back to back or Companion build as he had another MI-24A kit in the wings. I agreed and the cogs started rolling. We waited until now as I was doing some fiddly bits on my other Hind and he was busy at work. I got a Message this morning asking if I would like to start the builds? I looked out of the window I was in for a shock. If there was ever a sign that now was the time to start this was it. So here we go. Nikolay's build can be found "HERE" not sure how we will run it but it'll be fun to watch both come together. I'm not planing on having mine open as I'm doing that with the 1/48 kit. so I will be having a closed up variant and my third Russian beauty. So without further ado here's where it all started a week or so before Christmas. Here is the lovely post card @Nikolay Polyakov sent with the box of snow Goodies. it was titles "from Russia with love" so I though I'd name my thread as this. Lets start with the Box. and sprews. clear parts and decals. As mentioned I'll be building the first decal option set up as version 2 ( closed doors and panels ) as a nice juxtapose to my other HIND. I think Nikolay is making his as Version 1 (open) Here are the other bits and bobs that were kindly gifted. This is going to be fun on a @corsaircorp scale. Talking about scale, Look at the size difference!!!! I'll finish this opening post here just in case it goes CraZy on me. I'll fix the links as Nikolay starts his build and make an update to mine too. I do hope you will enjoy these builds if you choose to tag along with us on a most excellent adventure that will lead us into a new and better year. All the best and as always dear Friends. happy Modelling. Johnny.