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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1/35 Scale

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The cockpit looks good. Keep at it, almost there.

Thanks Gino. With this helicopter, it takes patience. Too damn small...lol

Richard

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I must say that cockpit looks pretty sharp.

Nicely done.

I was looking at your tarmac, may I make a suggestion to you, I would do a shading border(black) all around the outside of the base to bring everything in to the eye..

It is only a suggestion.

Your building skills are improving at each posts.

Oliver

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Nice job

do you use a macro lens for your camera ? You take great photo on close ups

Rick

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I must say that cockpit looks pretty sharp.

Nicely done.

I was looking at your tarmac, may I make a suggestion to you, I would do a shading border(black) all around the outside of the base to bring everything in to the eye..

It is only a suggestion.

Your building skills are improving at each posts.

Oliver

I will do that Oliver, thank you for the suggestion.

Richard

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Nice job

do you use a macro lens for your camera ? You take great photo on close ups

Rick

I dont have a macro lens for my camera yet. If I want close up pictures, I use my camera on my phone and that is the samsung note 4. It really takes great pictures.

Richard

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I dont have a macro lens for my camera yet. If I want close up pictures, I use my camera on my phone and that is the samsung note 4. It really takes great pictures.

Richard

yes it does ..

Rick

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Amazing job Richard! every update is a nice advance on your Kiowa, it's gonna be a killer!!

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Amazing job Richard! every update is a nice advance on your Kiowa, it's gonna be a killer!!

Thanks kike. All of your guys support will help me with this kit...lol.

Richard

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Well as you guys can see...I lost my MOJO with this build. If I had everything to start my MH-60S build, I would have put this kit on hold...but I do not.

SO....I started the construction again. This time I started the main rotor and its parts:

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After painting the parts with Flat Black, I then started dry brushing the parts with white:

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Then I started to put the main rotor part together:

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I am still not done with the main rotor parts.

I started the main rotor assembly and put it together on the roof:

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And now the main rotor parts are together (not all of them) next to the part that the main rotor will connect to:

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That is all that I have done so far.....I have to get my MOJO BACK!

Richard

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No updates. I am in Alaska taking a cruise with my wife.

Richard

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I am still here. Just dont have time because of a big project at work

Richard

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I am still here. Just dont have time because of a big project at work

Richard

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Welcome to the world of "life's too hectic, so I can't work on my model right now!"

Been there, done that, doing that right now with my MH-60M build.

Life stinks sometimes!!!

Tim

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Not trying to hijack your thread, but your's and Eastern's Delta's look GREAT!!Excellent work and detail!

I built this kit back in 2010 and finished it mid-2011. I didn't put near the detail you guy's are doing on your builds. I was working at Bell Helicopter when the, now short lived, AC2D program kicked off and I was inspired to build on of my own.

This is actually the second one of these I have built. The first one I did was a real learning experience. One my first build, I had problems getting the the horizontal deck correctly. As you know, the cockpit, the aft cabin and the horizontal deck build up together and then fit in the fuselage. Getting all this right is important.

I learned from the first attempt, the fit of the interior is so good, you don’t have to glue it in place. Let it float and it will find itself fitting in perfectly.

Here are some pics of my build, totally OOB (minus the MMS). I didn't do the aft cabin near enough justice... I did use Zactomodels, mastered by Eastern, aftermarket MMS. It is a must on this kit.

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Nice, Steve! Glad to see someone else leaves the interior floating in their helos. It's the only way I can seem to get Huey and 58 interiors to be straight.

Ray

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wow ...excellent final paara a good project, very convincing, beautiful photos ... thanks for sharing ..

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