Tag: Helicopter

Hobby News

Upcoming : DreamModel 1/72 AH-1Z Viper

Check out what DreamModel has coming out in May! I wasn’t expecting this one at all. And in a scale I prefer for my helicopters! Seems like they can take orders to ship to you direct too. Nice. Unfortunately they haven’t revealed their prices but more pictures can be seen on their Facebook page. Now …...

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Hobby News, Hobby Musings

Upcoming : Hasegawa’s what-if UAVs

Hasegawa is known for reboxing their old kits with new decals and slapping on a ‘limited edition’ label on them. Just look at how many times they have released their 2nd F-14 mold. Lately though, they have done something new with their existing kits: modify them into what-if UAVs. There has been 3 so far: …...

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Hobby News

Upcoming : Kittyhawk 1/48 AH-1W “Whiskey Cobra”

Kittyhawk is finally releasing the AH-1W variant of the AH-1 Cobra. I’ve been holding off getting the AH-1Z because I prefer the sleeker look of the AH-1W. No release details yet but their AH-1Z has gotten good reviews so I expect the same with this one....

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Previews

Preview: 1/72 Italeri RAH-66 Comanche

Kit Info Manufacturer: Italeri Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Price: 53.00 HKD at Hobbyeasy The Subject The Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. It was intended to replace the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior as an armed scout helicopter. Designed with...

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Completed Builds

Completed : Tamiya 1/72 Bell AH-1W SuperCobra

Kit Info Brand: Tamiya Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic The Subject The introduction of the UH-1 Iroquois during the Vietnam War also brought the concept of air cavalry into reality: troops being carried by fleets of UH-1s to fight the enemy at time and places of their own choosing. However, the UH-1s would prove to …...

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/72 SuperCobra Pt. 2

Majority of painting done though I’m still fixing the paintwork here and there by hand. Relatively trouble-free until I dropped it on my lap nose first and almost breaking off the nose gun. I had to carefully bend the 1 remaining barrel back straight and ran thin cement on the other two breakages....

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On the Bench

WIP : Tamiya 1/72 SuperCobra Pt. 1

So after a few rounds of fixing seamlines, I thnk I’ll go ahead with the painting stage. It’s hardly flawless but I think I’ve gotten it as far as I’m willing to go. I cut the main rotor into 3 pieces after reading that Italeri (this is a Tamiya rebox) molded the blades on backwards. …...

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