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  1. Yes, hopefully you will find someone to cast it up. If not, I may have to resort to giving it a try myself. I'm not looking forward to that prospect.
  2. I'm waiting on an awesome one I saw recently. 😀 Awesome. I hadn't seen those. They will be perfect. I also bought your UH-34D YN19 decals for this project. (Some 1/35 Black Hawk decals too.)
  3. I am planning on converting the 1/32 Fly Model Wessex to a USMC UH-34D. The Wessex landing gear is different, basically a J model, single horizontal strut on each side that goes into the side of the fuselage. The D model used wishbone-style horizontal struts that mounted under the fuselage. What I need is the measurements of the wishbone strut in either the Italeri, Revell, or Gallery Models 1/48 UH-34D kits. Below is from the Gallery Model kit and shows what I am talking about. I have circled the wishbone horizontal strut. I have also labeled the measurements I need: A - one side horizontal strut, B - other side horizontal strut, C - horizontal cross brace, and D - vertical strut. Any help will be appreciated and thanks in advance.
  4. They used Lycoming T53 engines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_T53 It is the same engine used in Hueys, so if you have a left over, you can use it.
  5. That does look awesome. I want one for sure. Where can I get one?
  6. Found the below in a book called The Aircraft-Spotter's Film and Television Companion by Simon D. Beck: https://books.google.com/books?id=Nh6TDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=mh-60s+filming+Black+hawk+down&source=bl&ots=bZKtDhRrdy&sig=ACfU3U0S2RatZCz1XRX9WrHQsxu1rSnpUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjjoJrx9I3qAhVsU98KHTgUCigQ6AEwEXoECAwQAQ#v=onepage&q=mh-60s filming Black hawk down&f=false ..two of the Black Hawks supplied for filming - MH-60L (s/n 91-26365) ... and MH-60L (s/n 91-26350) ... both are 160th SOAR serving helicopters.
  7. I have built all the ones you are listing/interested in over the years. The AH-1G Cobra is on the same level of detail as the OH-6 and Jet Ranger in my opinion. In my opinion, only the Cobra is somewhat worth building since it is the only large-scale AH-1G available. Even then, I did/will again replace the entire cockpit with Cobra Company parts and replace a lot of the exterior details with CC and other resin parts and PE. Then it is acceptable to me. The Jet Ranger can be brought up to a decent level, but it takes work. Out of the box it is very basic and lacks a lot of details. If you want a good OH-6, Dragon's are very detailed and up to '90s mold standards. Kitty Hawk's new AH/MH-6J and AH/MH-6M are very nice. For a good OH-58/Jet Ranger, I would recommend backdating the Academy OH-58D. It is very nice and well detailed. Even the Huey is a toss up between it and the Panda/Dragon Hueys. If you like doing these ancient kits, more power to you. I don't see the point with newer, more detailed, better molded versions on the market.
  8. The old ICM/Revell/Monogram 1/32 Jet Ranger (as with the Cayuse) was really a pretty aweful kit. They lack any fine details and are pretty blooby. They were good for the '70s, but are nowhere near current (or 1990s) mold standards. To me, the only one that is really worth building is the Huey, and it is only marginally better than the Panda/Dragon 1/35 Huey. They can come out pretty nicely, but take a lot of work to be even passable. Here is what you get w/the Jet Ranger.
  9. Contact Floyd Werner at Werners' Wings. He may be interested. https://wernerswings.com/
  10. It is the same basic blade, but the mounting plate is different to fit onto the Leopard as opposed to the Abrams. It will not fit on an Abrams. Best bet is to get one of the other ones you listed. All three of them will fit the Acadmy Abrams just fine.
  11. The H-34 nose looks great. Once finished, are you planning to sell them or post it to Shapeways so others can get it? I definitely want one.
  12. Bump. Anyone else? Make me some offers.
  13. Nice addition. It looks like it was always there.
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