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Attack Squadron 1/72 MQ-8C Fire Scout

June 8, 2016 in Aviation

Fellas,
Here is my recently completed Attack Squadron 72 scale MQ-8C fire Scout. This was actually an easy build being all resin and about 20 tiny tiny pieces of photo etch. The rotor head is 3D printed and was pretty detailed. I did replace the flimsy copper wire for the skid cross tubes (the part that attaches to the fuselage) with brass rod for added strength. I figured the skids would have splayed out from the weight of the fuselage. Finished in Tamiya XF-19 over a base of Mr. Surfacer 1000, with fading and shading and an oil wash.

Andy

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7 responses to Attack Squadron 1/72 MQ-8C Fire Scout

  1. Forgive my ignorance, but is this a drone? That would explain the painted-over glass I guess….right?

  2. Craig,
    It sure is man no worries. The USNavys new helicopter drone.

    Andy

  3. Thanks, Andrew. I was wondering about that, like Craig. Is this the same size as say, a Kiowa (looks like one to me) in real life?

  4. Talk about being a “solid grey blob!” With clear parts painted over that’s a tough one to pull off well, but with your shading and panel wash it retained some great visual interest. Nice job!

  5. Thanks everyone! It’s a great kit and you should go pick one up.

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