Bell OH-58A Kiowa – Esci 1/48
July 10, 2015 in Aviation
Following Hughes OH-6A presented here on April, a new Vietnam aeroscout is coming from my bench.
This mid ‘80s 1/48 scale model by Esci is pretty good although its age.
I got a lot of work inside the cockpit, none the less outside, with an Allison engine taken from the CMK resin set and modified for a Bell machine.
I used Testors enamel colors with artistic oils and chalks as weathering.
As reported in Print Scale decals sheet, the example 68-16761 (callsign ‘Inferno 761’) of Casper Platoon is taken in 1970, just few months after delivery, so that I chose a semi-gloss finishing.
Following Casper Platoon official website, I got a small diorama according the Landing Zone (LZ) English homebase during Vietnam war.
Pilot from Plus Model.
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