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1/48 Italeri V-22 Osprey New build

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:57 PM

So I decided that I'm going to use CMK 1/48 Vietnam helicopter figures for a crew, only downside is that they are all in Vietnam gear. Granted I could easily give them a little modification, modern uniform paint job, but I would love to give the pilots some night vision head sets and the FE's the faceguard:

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Does anybody know any company that sells figure accessories of this type or do I have to make it all from scratch?

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:30 PM

 =GI=, on Jan 1 2009, 01:57 PM, said:

So I decided that I'm going to use CMK 1/48 Vietnam helicopter figures for a crew, only downside is that they are all in Vietnam gear. Granted I could easily give them a little modification, modern uniform paint job, but I would love to give the pilots some night vision head sets and the FE's the faceguard:

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Does anybody know any company that sells figure accessories of this type or do I have to make it all from scratch?



GI,

Be advised that neither the Marines nor the Air Force uses the HGU-56 helmet that we do, and thusly don't have the MFS.

Jon

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 06:40 PM

I wouldn't be so sure...

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Whether or not it is just restricted to gunners is a different question.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:20 PM

I believe the Marines use the HGU-84.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:54 PM

That's an anomaly. I've never seen a USAF crewman using a -56, the USAF uses the -55. As for MFS being restricted to gunners only, I know Kiowa drivers do wear them.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 06:13 AM

 Cobrahistorian, on Jan 2 2009, 08:54 PM, said:

That's an anomaly. I've never seen a USAF crewman using a -56, the USAF uses the -55. As for MFS being restricted to gunners only, I know Kiowa drivers do wear them.


But for the sake of modelling I don't think I'll be getting THAT detailed. haha

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:07 PM

Cobra, hate to bust your bubble, but the USAF uses ONLY the 56/p in the CV-22. And the Marines out at New River are authorized to wear them as well.

The 56/p is the ONLY helmet that meets the USAF helicopter crash / impact requirements and is the ONLY authorized helmet for use in helicopters with the USAF, Army and Coast Guard (except with the 160th who fly with a waiver from big green).


Looks like a pair of 56/P's to me...

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Gunner on a Pavehawk with 56/P
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Flight Engineer on a Pavehawk (note the PJ is wearing a HALO parachutist helmet, not a 55/P, similar but not the same)
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I'm not just a helmet nerd, I work for Gentex.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:26 PM

Well hell... guess I learned something!

Being an Army type and knowing something about the procurement system, I unfortunately used LOGIC to come to my conclusion. I knew the Navy and AF use different helmets from us in general and knew I'd seen PJs with the gray/gray helmets. Then again, I wear an IHADSS, so what the heck do I know!

Thanks for the correct info!

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:36 PM

No worries. The USAF is a different animal all together. Where the Army wears AirWarrior survival gear, the USAF wears a mish-mash of gear that is squadron authorized.

I mainly do pilot flight equipment & helmet integration with .mil platforms and you would be amazed at the variety of gear that the US military still issues.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:36 PM

Steve,

Do you know what parts were changed between the original version and the production version in kit #2622??

thanks,

joe.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:58 AM

 =GI=, on Jan 2 2009, 01:40 PM, said:

I wouldn't be so sure...

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Whether or not it is just restricted to gunners is a different question.



That is sooo cool, reminds me of a Star War Imperial Pilot!

Robert

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:15 AM

 arkhunter2002, on Dec 23 2008, 02:47 AM, said:

Hey =GI=,

Take a look here: http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/aa228/a...ter2002/CV-22B/

Those are CV-22B pics that I took down at Scott AFB. They are exterior pictures b/c the inside was way to crowded to take pictures. And about those decals, those are pretty sweet, huh? I got one sitting in my basement along with the USCG C-130 decals from NATs. Too bad I don't have either kit...lol

Take care & good luck,
Austin

Still have those decals? Willing to part with them? <_<

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 02:37 AM

Your Osprey is coming along nicely...also makes me want to do another. Then I recall all those pieces that go into the proprotors...Ugh!

BTW, don't forget to clean up the top of the elevator. The kit has a raised piece molded on the elevator which needs to be removed:

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