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  1. Help with that "special" Littlebird

    Thanks for sharing. Nice set of photos. I've no idea what the item is under the door. Might be a mount for some piece of test equipment. LD.
  2. Best 1/72 Apache for YAH-64A?

    Some good footage of AV-02 and-03 in the early configuration in these videos. LD.
  3. CH-47A Chinook Trumpeter 1/35

    Nice model with a great paint scheme. LD.
  4. Best 1/72 Apache for YAH-64A?

    Some of the best photo references for the very early YAH-64 Apache can probably be found in the archives of Army Aviation Magazine. http://www.armyaviationmagazine.com/images/archive/backissues/1977/77_08_09.pdf http://www.armyaviationmagazine.com/images/archive/backissues/1979/79_11.pdf http://www.armyaviationmagazine.com/index.php/archive-years/536-1979 Search from 1975 onward and you will find plenty of photos. It'll just take a little time to go through them all. LD.
  5. OH-58D Questions

    Maybe it was to save some weight. I'd imagine all the various electronic systems on a late-service OH-58D have added extra weight overall so maybe the intakes were one place weight could be trimmed down. Hopefully Floyd will have the inside story on this mod to the late-service Ds. LD.
  6. OH-58D Questions

    Some of the the late-service OH-58Ds had the wider engine air intake removed. So it would then be case of just adding the late-service antenna fit, RWRs and flares kit, and 50-cal gun and ammo box on the left side with rockets or Hellfire on the right weapons station. LD.
  7. Kitty Hawk's newest 1/35th scale helicopters- AH-6J and MH-6J

    That offer on Ebay might be as good a price as we will see for this kit. I had a look at the instructions in some of the earlier links on this page. The breakdown of the skids is "interesting" and a home-mage jig of some kind might be useful to make sure the skids are flat and in line with the airframe. Also, the cockpit/engine assembly that is sandwiched between the two fuselage halves looks to be crammed with detail.! LD.
  8. Kitty Hawk's newest 1/35th scale helicopters- AH-6J and MH-6J

    Yes, how much? I see them for sale on ebay for $50 direct from Hong Kong. Hannants in the UK don't have them listed yet. LD.
  9. Kitty Hawk's newest 1/35th scale helicopters- AH-6J and MH-6J

    It is interesting that the intake scoop for the Gulf War 1/Op Gothic Serpent IR exhaust system is included. All we have to do now is scratch-build the exhaust pipe set-up. The canopy-to-fuselage join looks good too! LD.
  10. Kitty Hawk's newest 1/35th scale helicopters- AH-6J and MH-6J

    It has been reported on Facebook that this kit has been released and is available, at least in Hong Kong. Won't be long now, apparently. LD.
  11. New 1/144 project!

    Incredible skills. LD.
  12. Cessna CH-1 / YH-41 "Seneca"

    Unicraft do a resin kit in 1/72 scale. http://www.unicraft.biz/on/cessna-ch1/cessna-ch1.htm These kits need a lot of elbow grease bu they are build-able. Jack Zimmermann was the test pilot for this helicopter. http://thetartanterror.blogspot.ie/2008/12/jack-zimmerman-1921-2002.html http://collectair.org/cessna.html LD.
  13. CD72040 - P5M-2 Marlin

    This is great news. As I said previously, I have a recently acquired kit and I am a guaranteed customer for this release. Thanks. LD.
  14. 1/48 Academy CH-53E discontinued?

    It is strange that the 1/48 and 1/72 kits of the ch-53e are becoming so rare and it is really odd that italeri never capitalised on the ch-53e kit that they had. Now with the ch-53k coming, demand for the echo will fall a little. I have an old mh-53pave low model that will be getting scrapped soon. I will take the sponsons and add them to my mh-53e kit for a ch-53e, I think. LD.
  15. 1/48 Academy CH-53E discontinued?

    Have you a link to where Academy have announced the kit will be discontinued? Seems starnge, for sure. LD.