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Marine Air

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 pm
by Medicman71
After the F-4 and the F-16 are done.

Image

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 pm
by keavdog
Nice. Which kits and which scale?

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 pm
by BlackSheep214
My guess Academy AH-1Z Shark Mouth Attack Helicopter.... 1/35 scale. :whistle:
I’ve got that on my watch list at scalehobbyist. :lashed:

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:13 am
by Stuart
Very nice Choice Mike - I'll look forward to those.

Is it just me though - as awesome as the Zulu is I just don't think an AH-1 looks right with a four bladed rotor... :hmm:

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:50 am
by Stikpusher
They don’t sound right either... I see them flying up and down the coast here every so often. The rotor sound is completely different than the original Huey/Cobra that I served with.

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:19 pm
by speedgraflex
Amazing photo, Mike. Looking forward...

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:36 pm
by Duke Maddog
Wow, sensational pic! Man, I wish I could get both of those in 1/72 scale!

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 am
by Medicman71
These will be the 1/48 Kitty Hawk kits. By the time I get to them I hope to get some aftermarket decals for them from Flying Leathernecks Decals.

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:35 pm
by jelliott523
I've got both the UH-1Y and the AH-1Z, I've got the Yankee almost done, There are some fiddly areas, especially if you plan to close up the access hatches. The build allows for either option, I went with closed and it left some gaps that I had to work on. Be ready for some ejector pin marks, not only depressed ones, but if you've built any other KH kits, you'll be familiar with the large extruded ejector pin marks that look as though they continued to inject plastic into the mold as it was opening. Overall, a decent kit with some patience. The photo-etch included with the kit does help with some of the detail aspects.

I haven't started the AH-1 yet. The Yankee was the last kit I worked on until last year, I needed a break from ejector pins. LOL

Re: Marine Air

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:05 pm
by Medicman71
Good to know. Thanks for the tips.