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Behind the Iron Curtain
Start Date 17/11/2015
End Date 9/11/2016

Anything produced or operated by the USSR from 1950 - 1990 from the Army, Airforce or Navy.
Doesn't have to be theatre specific, but there's the option to cover Russian forces in Afghanistan etc which allows for plenty of options.

A-Models Mi-1M @ 72nd

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #1 by turtle65
A-Models Mi-1M @ 72nd was created by turtle65
Well as I intend (hope) to work my way thru the Mi-series of helo's I might as well start with #1 :) .
Besides just couldn't resist cracking open the kit.
Shouldn't have started yet another project :whistle: (in the words of Cheech & Chong "bailiff, whack his pee pee").
For a change I'm going to try and limit the build time (= minimum alterations etc.) and focus more on the painting aspect (I need a lot more practise :blush: ).

As to be expected from a limited run, low pressure molding kit, there is a fair degree of flash to contend with and some of the details are a bit 'soft' but what the heck - I sort of knew what I was getting myself into :S .

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At this point and time I've only done a few dry fit tests, all appears okay and am just in the process of finding the correct colours (colour conversions from the called-out Humbrol #'s). Plan is to head the Aeroflot colour scheme. Progress updates to follow.

Sorry about the photo quality, being lazy and used the phone :blush: .

"No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away"

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4 years 7 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Good luck mate, hopefully all goes together well, being a short run mould.

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4 years 7 months ago #3 by Von Drinkoften
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What an unusual looking chopper. Looks really interesting though. B)

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4 years 7 months ago #4 by Hadley
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Not many pieces with it being 1/72 is it, but definitely watching with interest

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3x 1/24 Subaru rally cars
1/35 AH-6J Little bird
1/48 AH-1W Cobra

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4 years 7 months ago #5 by Andrew
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It is so ugly, it is almost cute :lol:

Looking forward to seeing this come together

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 7 months ago #6 by yak
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I have a heap of Amodel kits, So cant wait to see how they build up will be keeping an eye on this

Rob

No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!

Currently hacking away at:
1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
1/24 Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia (early)
1/24 Fujimi Autech S14 Silvia (late)


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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #7 by turtle65
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Andrew wrote: It is so ugly, it is almost cute :lol:


That's what my mother say's about me, but she never add's "it is almost cute" :lol:

Not many pieces with it being 1/72 is it


So true. Reminds me of some of the early Airfix kits, just have to work out where the model starts and the flash finishes :unsure: .

Yak - to my surprise it's actually a nice plastic to work with. Glues very well with Tamiya Thin.

Like an idiot, I just couldn't resist opening up the louvres so progress has slowed a bit, plus just hunting down some fine mesh for the air intakes.
Cheers to all for popping by.

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #8 by Powder
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turtle65 wrote: plus just hunting down some fine mesh for the air intakes.


Jay's have a good range of mesh if you're still hunting:
www.jaysmodelkits.com/jaysmk/index.php?m...ption=1&keyword=mesh
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4 years 7 months ago #9 by Xtr3meNZer
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Thanks for the link powder, good resource there...

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4 years 7 months ago #10 by turtle65
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Cheers Powder, I already have some of Jay's mesh - to be honest I'm not that fussed with it, particularly with smaller scale stuff.
Prefer the nylon type stuff, especially as it has to be trimmed and shaped to fit the recesses.

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