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  1. HeavyArty

    New! Live Resin helicopter figures

    I received my figures today too; the two pilots and two doorgunners. They look awesome. The heads, hands, arms, boots, torso and legs, pouches, etc. are all separate. They can be configured in different ways, so lots of possibilities. I am impressed.
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    I agree w/Dutch. A diecast toy is not considered a model by most model-builders.
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    New! Live Resin helicopter figures

    Mine are in the mail, somewhere between Russia and the US. I will post a mini-review here when I get them.
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    New! Live Resin helicopter figures

    Already posted and discussed when they first were announced and released.
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    1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1H double build!

    Why is that scary? Lots of helos fly without doors. The pilots are strapped in and the doors really do nothing. Same with the cargo doors. I love flying w/doors off. It came out really great. Nice job on the finish.
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    Operation Gothic Serpent Aircraft references

    The US Army does not use the external gun mounts. They are a USAF HH-60G only feature and are a recent setup fielded in the last few years. 160th SOAR M134s are mounted on heavy swing arm mounts in the internal window mount position. Current MH-60M, but the same basic set-up that was used during Op Gothic Serpent. The proper mount comes in the Academy 1/35 MH-60L kit (listed incorrectly as an AH-60L). Another option is the very nice Live-Resin version.
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    New 1/35 Helo figures coming from Live-Resin

    Yaroslav just confirmed that the pilots/crewmen heads are separate and his earlier helo crew head sets will fit them just fine.
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    I didn't say the three-color scheme wasn't correct, just that on pics of the helo I was building I couldn't see a difference.
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    Not so obvious on the one I was building (610), not that I could see anyways. I went w/the two colors as stated above and it looks just like all the reference pics I had of it. Yes.
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    Academy MH 60 S Helicopter 1/35 scale/

    The Academy instructions and USN painting guides call for the aircraft to be painted in a 3-color standard USN gray camo scheme of Medium Gray (FS35237) upper surfaces, Dark Ghost Gray (FS36320) for the main fuselage, and Light Gray (FS36495) for the underside. However, actual photos of aircraft look to have a 2-color camo scheme of Dark Ghost Gray (FS36320) for the entire fuselage (including upper surfaces), and Light Gray (FS36495) for the underside. I used the two colors on mine as I could not decide whether the upper color simply faded to blend with the main fuselage color, or if the upper color was not present.
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    New 1/35 Helo figures coming from Live-Resin

    I don't know for sure, but would assume so since all of Live-Resin's other figures have separate heads. I ordered a set of pilots and the door gunners, so I'll let you know for sure when I get them.
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    New 1/35 Helo figures coming from Live-Resin

    Live-Resin has its new modern helo crew figures available. They include pilots, USAF door gunners, a USAF H-bar fast rope rig, and three PJs/SF Operators for the back. All the sets look awesome. The pilots are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests, HGU-56/P helmets, and contain cyclic and collective grips as well. The door gunners are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests and HGU-56/P helmets. The H-bar fast rope set is an older USAF style used on MH/HH-60G Pave Hawks. It was replaced with the FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System, Army type) starting in the mid-2000's. All USAF HH-60Gs have the FRIES bar now. It is not appropriate for US Army MH-60Ls. The three PJs/SF Operators include two seated and one kneeling figure.
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    New 1/35 Helo figures coming from Live-Resin

    More pics of Live-Resin's upcoming HH-60G crew and GIBs.
  14. Live-Resin has announced a 1/35 pilot/crew and GIBs (Guys in Back) set for the upcoming 1/35 Kitty Hawk USAF HH-60G kit. They will also include the USAF H-bar fast rope rig that is mounted on the ceiling in the below pic. Hopefully they will offer the pilots/crew chiefs as a separate kit since they could be used in any modern H-60 kit.
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    AF Huey Replacement Announced

    It also came in at a lower cost than other options and will still be built in the US, hence the Boeing/Leonardo partnership. Yes, VIP transport is one of the stated mission sets. Looking nicer than the others is not a requirement to accomplish that mission set. Yes. "Boeing and Leonardo's MH-139, a militarized version of the commercial AW139 manufactured by Leonardo, a subsidiary of AgustaWestland in Philadelphia."