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russ c

OH-58A Kiowa, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 1970

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Hi Everyone, 

 Thought I`d show you some pic`s of my latest effort: my attempt at a Vietnam era Kiowa from the 1/48 Heller kit

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Finished to represent an aircraft of the 17th Cavalry Regiment, based at Quan Loi, Vietnam, 1970

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What you see is mostly what you get in the box, but with the cable cutters left off and I decided to make life a bit more difficult....

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.....by displaying it with all the doors removed as seen in many photo`s taken at the time.

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The rear doors were easy enough but the front windows come with part of the windscreen frame and upper windows attached and took some careful cutting and filing.

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Then just added some door armour plates and some bits of wire around the cockpit and rear cabin. Decals from Print +  Scale Set 48-060

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking

Cheers Russ

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Hi Russ:

Congratulations for this magnificent job here, everyone of your works is very inspiring, and Lovely to be replicated in a smaller scale!!!

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso

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Nice one Russ,....beautiful as ever and very moody looking,

Cheers

           Tony

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Superb work Russ really looking the part great photography to :goodjob:

Guy

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Lovely work, looks really good

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Hello Russ,

Very nice chopper ! I really like your way to do.

To get this out from the Heller is brilliant, congratutations ! :yes:

Will take back my UH-1 some day...

You did great, I enjoy it !

Thank for sharing.

Sincerely.

corsaircorp

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Hi Russ!

Great looking Kiowa. Nice you are building Vietnam era helicopters, too.

Cheers,

             Mario

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Hello,Russ - As always,here's another superbly built,finished and portrayed subject.

I hope one of the ground crew will close 'Kiowa's doors before the heavens open up!?😱

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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4 hours ago, Mario said:

Hi Russ!

Great looking Kiowa. Nice you are building Vietnam era helicopters, too.

Cheers,

             Mario

Cheers Mario, I have done a few Vietnam choppers that I`ve posted from time to time, there`s a Green Hornets Huey, Flying Banana, H-34 and a CH-46 Phrog somewhere in RFI. I`ve a few in the stash to do soon too.

Cheers again Russ.

 

Thanks too, to everyone for the likes and positive comments

 

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Superb portrait of the possibly best looking helicopter of the all!

 

Having spent a number of hours as a cameraman in civilian Jet Rangers, this one is close to my heart.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Nearly missed this! Another beaty Russ, with very atmospheric photography.

 

Cheers

 

John

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