Nikolay Polyakov Posted December 28, 2020 Share Posted December 28, 2020 Hello, Britmodellers! This snowy time I want to start the build of the Soviet Attack Helicopter that I always wanted to have in my collection: the «A» version of the world-famous Mi-24 Hind. It’ll be the companion build along with our fellow forum member Johnny (@The Spadgent) and he’s already started his own thread that can be found here. The weather is amazing this week, it’s a pleasure for me looking at all these (Christmas ) trees: Despite that Johnny is already showed us the box and the sprues, I don’t want to upset the tradition and will start from showing you the box (with a beautiful artwork) and its content: The backside with the pictures of builded unpainted kit (actually, I love this style of product representation): The sturdy cardboard box can be found inside the soft top box and it’s full of plastic: I don’t know why, but this kit looks like a gem for me! OK, let’s talk about the runners... The runner A with the port-side fuselage half, engine covers and stabilators: Next is the runner B with the rotor blades and wings: The blades moulded slightly drooped (looks well, but it can be a problem building the kit in-flight): The runner C (unique for the Mi-24A) with its veranda-styled forward fuselage part: The quality of moulding is amazing with such an accurate recessed panel lines and all the surface details: The clear runner D with the canopy glazing and windows: And the runner F with the starboard fuselage half and engines: Our beloved gearbox: And an engines itself: The decal sheet is a bit spartan, but well-printed and have a transparent decal film: Also there’s an instruction sheet and aftermarket PE set from the Microdesign: It’s an excellent set with some amount of the coloured parts: In addition to all these goodies I have a canopy masking set (I’ve never tried it before): The resin wheels set isn’t available at the moment, so I’ll stick with the kit ones. Well, let’s start! I decided to go with the wheels and all the small stuff at first, so at the moment I’m already have some bits and bobs assembled: Building these parts was exciting and it’s very pleasurable kit, I must admit... 28 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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