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  1. As far as I can tell the Revell kit represents and early-service AH-64A. It lacks things like the wire-strike kit and probably other bits and pieces too but it is a solid starting point for any AH-64A. LD.
  2. Looking good under that coat of paint. Should be another great addition to your stable of Hueys. LD.
  3. Japan Coast Guard colors ( yellow/blue )

    Good luck with your build. LD.
  4. Japan Coast Guard colors ( yellow/blue )

    What type are you planning on building? LD.
  5. Japan Coast Guard colors ( yellow/blue )

    I have a copy of an instruction sheet for an OH-6J and the colour call-outs are FS15102 for the blue and FS13538 for the yellow. Hope this helps. LD.
  6. Enstrom 480B - any models of it?

    There are no models of any of the Enstrom family of helicopters, sadly. Any of the Enstrom helicopters would be interesting to make. LD.
  7. UH-1HV 0-22507 Italeri 1/48 *Estudio Picture*

    Very nice build. Good luck with your recovery. It's great that some modelling is helping you through the tough times. Keep going. LD.

    The Revell kit is also worth a look. Needs a little work to convert it into a Sikorsky SH-3 but the basics are there. Whirlybirds also do resin kits and resin conversions for the SH-3. They do a VH-3 kit as well as the "Jolly Green Giant" version. LD.
  9. AH-6C, MH-6 photos from AH6C-SIP-PICS ARE BACK!

    KS, can you say what kind of loads were carried on the belly-hook on the MH-6 in the photo above? Be interesting to hear the lift-work done by the 160th. Thanks. LD.
  10. KH 1/35 A/MH-6 kit

    No, I haven't heard of any being retired. All the original 500Ds from 1981 , that haven't been written-off on operations, are still in service. When the Little Bird is retired, I doubt it'll be flown by any other operator. LD.
  11. KH 1/35 A/MH-6 kit

    The model in the kit can be converted back into a 500D or if you have bits from the Dragon OH-6A kit, a 500C or OH-6A. The biggest issue is the surface detail on the KH kit, It has the reinforcing plates on the skin that isn't present on the standard-production versions of the 500/OH-6. Sand those plates off and add new rivets and you can convert the KH kit into another version of the 500. LD.
  12. Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Flawless work. LD.
  13. 1/35 Italian Forest bird

    Nice little 500. LD.
  14. AH-6C, MH-6 photos from AH6C-SIP-PICS ARE BACK!

    I found this link on the Aviation Safety Network. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=77585 It mentions the write-off of an MH-6H Little Bird in December 1989. The date for the accident is 30/12/1989 while the Kurt Muse rescue took place on the 20th of December 1989. If there is a mix-up between the date of the incident and the date recorded on that web page, could 81-23637 possibly be the "Kurt Muse Bird"? If we can confirm that this was the only 160th MH-6H write-off in December 1989, it probably is the "KMB". LD.

    Great. It looks like an Irish Air Corps Dauphin can be built from that kit! LD.