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  1. HeavyArty

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    OK, it is not normally used up on deck though, just below in the hanger as your pic shows.
  2. HeavyArty

    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    The way you have the tow bar and the white tug arrayed is impossible. The tow bar needs to be turned around. The two open ends attach to the rear wheels and the round end attaches to the towing vehicle. Also, the white tug doesn't use a tow bar. The two pins on the open end attach to the wheels and pulls the aircraft directly. Lastly, the white tug is not used on helicopters. It is specifically designed to fit under the nose of an airplane and move it around below decks. The tow bars are used on deck with the larger tugs.
  3. It looks like we have some actual plastic. It looks really good. Hey, that is an MH-6M too!! Another new kit.
  4. HeavyArty

    Tamiya M1A1 Abrams With Mine Plow

    Looks like a good start. A couple things that need attention though. It looks like you missed all the vision blocks around the Commander's Weapons Station (CWS). They should all be iridescent red as well. The front mud flaps should be black rubber. Also, the center hub covers on the road wheels should be a black brown color. They are actually clear and filled with oil.
  5. Floyd, that would be awesome. If it includes both types of stabs, you could build just about any US Army or USAF H-60 from it.
  6. HeavyArty

    Kittyhawk 1/35 AH/MH-6J

    If you want to give it a try, the Black Ops Models AH-6M Conversion and the Kitty Hawk (or Dragon) kit would be good starting points. Black Ops Models AH-6M conversion.
  7. HeavyArty

    Italeri H-34 kit

    Yes, it is backwards if you follow the instructions.
  8. HeavyArty

    Kittyhawk 1/35 AH/MH-6J

    It looks like a differently shaped nose bubble and a cowling on it. It also looks closer to an AH-6M with the six blade main rotor and four blade tail rotor. It looks to have the thicker vertical tail of the M too.
  9. HeavyArty

    Can MRC's 1/35 UH-1C be made into a UH-1B?

    I would go with the Sar/Siminar kit. I have built it and it is not bad at all. It is almost on par with the Academy C model; just slightly less finess on the smaller details. Overall, not a bad kit. No major issues and it definitely looks like a UH-1B when completed.
  10. As you listed, you should have most of the parts to build a UH-60A/L with HIRSS from this kit. You would also need the earlier pointy, non-folding stabilator for a standard UH-60A/L model as well. I don't know if it is included in the kit or not. I have a few left over from Academy H-60s though. Early A models had the open exhuasts. Also note there are no wire cutters. Later A models had HIRSS installed. Later A models also had the ESSS connection points added as well.
  11. Boxart posted. It has a projected release date of July '18. Keep your fingers crossed.
  12. HeavyArty

    Can MRC's 1/35 UH-1C be made into a UH-1B?

    Cobra Company made a UH-1B backdate set, unfortunately, CC went out of business. The set included the wider cord rotors and new rotor head with weights, new tail, narrower elevators, B model IP, FM homing antennas for the nose, and non-armored seats. Lone Star Models (http://www.lonestarmodels.com/store) did buy their masters though and is offering some of their sets. The UH-1B backdate set is not available yet, but he is always adding more sets, so keep your eye on their site. Another option is to look for the Seminar/Sar 1/35 UH-1B kit. It comes up on eBay often. It is about on par with the Academy UH-1C in detail and such.
  13. HeavyArty

    Academy 1/48 CH-53E decals needed

    Sorry, I don't have any decals, but there are after market sets out there iof you can't find anyone who has some. MAW-Decals 1/48 CH-53 Heavy Haulers (48010): https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/decals/maw/decal_maw_48010.shtml Flying Leathernecks Decals 1/48 CH-53E Heavy Haulers (48001): https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/decals/fl/decal_fl_48001.shtml
  14. HeavyArty

    1/32 or 1/35 helicopters

    That is a wide open subject as there are lots of 1/32 and 1/35 helicopters that are of good quality. Can you narrow it down by a country, era, or helicopter type that you like?