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Hajo L.

MH-65D Dolphin "HITRON" in 1/72 by Dreammodel

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Some pictures of my recently finished MH-65D Dolphin by Dreammodel in 1/72. Overall I was quite pleased with the kit, although there are some things that either don´t make sense, or have only minor details, or are simply missing.

 

The construction phase was quite nice, I added some stuff in the cabin to give it a crowded look:

 

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Since I didn´t had a M14 rifle, I simply used a German G3, which looks quite the deal in this small scale. For the M240 I ordered some aftermarket stuff by Miniworld that really impressed me:

 

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OKB Grigorov provided the sniper rifle:

 

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Pilots were added and the fuselage halves closed, but at that point I noticed the Dolphin was a tail-sitter. To counter that, I added a a small lead ball (fishing weight) that I disguised as some sort of buoy, seen here behind the pilots seat:

 

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Another close-up of the now painted M240:

 

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A search-light had to be added from the spare box:

 

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You can also see here the wheels, which have no details at all, and the floatation devices. These didn´t come with the kit, I simply cut out some thin paper in the correct size and glued it on the hull.

 

A "bungee cord" for stabilizing the M82 was done with an elastic thread:

 

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Decals were fine and good to use, although the sheet misses the white stripes below the cabin and front doors. And if you are doing the "white" USCG-version (Retro-scheme), you won´t have the red diagonal stripe for the tail...

 

Anyway, pictures of the finished model:

 

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HAJO

 

Edited by Hajo L.

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No, that was a PE-part from the kit.

 

 

HAJO

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Perfect build Hajo! I have build several DreamModel Dauphins, but none of them looks this good!

:cheers:

Gertjan

 

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