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  1. Any generic helicopter decals will work, they just need to be black. You could also draw your own using a graphics program like PowerPoint and print them onto home printer decal paper.
  2. I was able to get the initial base coat of Medium Green on it. The USMC did not use Olive Drab as the Army did at the time. The 3D printed parts (landing gear and nose) look to have really blended together seamlessly with the plastic kit parts. I am very happy with how it is turning out. Next up is detail painting and the decals. They will be in a couple weeks though as I will be out of town for the rest of this week and next.
  3. Yup, lots of landing gear/skids and a few other accessory pieces. https://www.heli-scale-quality.com/3d-printed-parts/landing-gear.html I am still planning on adding a crew, which will be properly belted in, so not yet. The large side doors/windows allow them to be added after painting. If I end up going w/out a crew, the seatbelts will be added.
  4. Looking good. I love all the wires/cables.
  5. I have basically finished construction on the fuselage and the main parts of the helo. I added piping and some other details found on H-34s (white styrene). I also added the teardrop-shaped antennas on both sides with small marker lights left over from another helo. The exhaust deflector below the port side front canopy is styrene as well. The struts and tail wheel gear are 3D printed parts from Heli-Scale Quality out of Germany. I will also be using their decals later on as well. I added “C” channel (upper) and 45 degree angle (lower) styrene for t
  6. The also announced they are going to redo the AH-1G in 1/35 as well. Hopefully they will stick with 1/35 from here on out.
  7. Yup, I have seen it on two other sites so far. This will be cool...and big.
  8. The M6 Linebacker was an ADA version of the Bradley. There was a four pack Stinger launcher in place of the TOW and the internal stowage and gear layout was different. They were fielded after Desert Storm and used up through the invasion of Iraq in '03. They were all converted back to standard M2A2/3 Bradleys by the mid 2000s and are now out of service. The Army is considering bringing back an updated version now that we are preparing for fighting near-pear competitors with an Airforce and attack helos in the future. I plan on building it with a full interior.
  9. I think it will be back to a few tracked/wheeled vehicles. An M6 Linebacker, maybe an M915A3 truck, and a SEAL FAV. The next helo will most likely be the Academy AH-1Z with a bunch of extras; Legend blade folds, props, and ammo/avionics bay, PE, metal barrel, resin FLIR ball, etc., etc....
  10. Thanks gents. I hope to make some more progress over the weekend.
  11. Great info. Welcome aboard. The USMC CH-53D had 2 engines and a 6 blade main rotor, but still had the smaller side sponsons.
  12. For the large nose screen I took a 1/48 PE template and enlarged it to 1/32. Then I cut it out and used it as stencil to to cut the screen. I cut it into three pieces; left, right, and a center section. These pieces allowed it to fit the curve of the nose pretty well. It was not bad once cut into the three pieces. I still need to add the frame around the scree. Its on the long punch list to finish it off.
  13. Thanks Oliver. More progress this last week. I painted the rear side of the engine fan and drive shaft. I also added a couple hydraulic lines. Most of this will not be seen once it is all together. I also added the screen and oil cooler on the underside. Once all that was done, I added the nose to the fuselage. I had no real issues with it, just a little bit of filling and sanding needed to blend it all together. The underside. Next is adding all the exterior details, tail, rotors, glass, etc…
  14. Yes, I know. Not all helos can be as cool as the H-60!! They can wish though. Thanks Tim.
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