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russ c

Bell UH-1, Huey, U.S.Army, South Vietnam,

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Hi Everyone,

 Just put the finishing touches on my `Easy Build` Hobbyboss 1/48 Huey

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Which I painted up in early US Army camouflage, inspired by a photo of a `B` model Huey of the 117th Aviation Company, based at Ban Me Thuot in the early 1960`s.....

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...I found in Squadrons `US Army Aviation in Vietnam book.

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It really was an easy build but some people may not like the lack of some details, for me, I just added: seat belts, cyclic stick, a bit of cabin roof detail , sanded the ends of the skids into shape.......

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....added footpedals and some hydraulic lines.

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I did manage to make life a bit difficult by not adding any nose weight and had to cut the nose off and add some.

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Decals were some from the stash and some from the kit.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking

Cheers Russ

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Excellent work Russ nice to see an early "Nam" camo Huey great paint job :clap2:

 

Guy

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Hi Russ, I have seen a couple of your builds and the one thing that makes them stand out is the paint job and this is no exception, I love it and it is not a scheme I am familiar with, was the 117th a specialist unit? With a scheme like that it should be.

Gary

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5 minutes ago, Head in the clouds. said:

Hi Russ, I have seen a couple of your builds and the one thing that makes them stand out is the paint job and this is no exception, I love it and it is not a scheme I am familiar with, was the 117th a specialist unit? With a scheme like that it should be.

Gary

Cheers Gary, I don`t believe it was, the caption just says; camouflage scheme was applied to Vietnam Hueys in the early `60`s. I have seen a photo of similarly camo`d ones mixed in with a `Gaggle?` of Olive Drab ones. 

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O0h I like that! Makes a great change from the OD ones, it's a cracking scheme.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Cracking build Russ and an unusual scheme too always a fan of the Huey and they are not that often seen here either.

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That Russ is among the best you've done, I think Helo's are always tricky so even bigger applause on this one!

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Lovely build, and how good it is to see an alternative to the olive green standard colour schemes.

 

Inspires me to dig out the UH1D in 1/72 by Esci from the stash.

 

Regards

 

Andy

 

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Great and interesting model of  'Chickenhawk' mount, excellent photos. What more can one ask?

 

Impressive work.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

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6 hours ago, Head in the clouds. said:

Hi Russ, I have seen a couple of your builds and the one thing that makes them stand out is the paint job and this is no exception, I love it and it is not a scheme I am familiar with, was the 117th a specialist unit? With a scheme like that it should be.

Gary

A lot of the Thai helos were done in this camp scheme. It was not the norm, but it was also not that unusual for older Hueys to have a cameo scheme rather than just OD.    The 117th also had some "tiger stripe"  Hueys.  

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Salute for a great build... Great camouflage rendition and tropical background... I don't see any "lack in details" . . It is more than complete in itself.. Thanks for sharing the inspirational camouflage rendering... Regards..

 

Farouk (tausugAir HARIBON DECALS)

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never seen a Huey model in that camo, looks good, upgrades the rather simple kit

:thumbsup:

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Nice one Russ. I've never seen cammo like that on a Huey before either, and I can see why you chose to use it.

Really nice.

Cheers

Gaz

 

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Hi Russ,

 

I have seen this type of camo on photos , etc. but never on a model. I dare say it looks plain fantastic!

 

Congrats

JR

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Beautiful model,excellent photographs

Thanks for posting.

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Nice HUEY! Great result Russ, as usual! :thumbsup2:

Cheers!

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Hello,Russ - There's a handsome 'Huey' indeed.An intricate and interesting scheme which you've splendidly achieved and portrayed in your customary style.

Great work.

😉👍 All the very best,Paul.

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That's a great looking model in a most attractive camo scheme.

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Looks much more than an easy kit!

:thumbsup:

Maybe worth considering?

Edited by exdraken

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