HobbyBoss Ka-29 “Helix-B”
February 9, 2017 in Aviation
This is the HobbyBoss Kamov Ka-29 “Helix-B”, in 1/72nd scale. The kit exterior is pretty nice, however, there is very little detail inside of the cockpit or the rear transport compartment. I added a little scratchbuilt detail inside the cockpit where things can be seen (I believe that aftermarket is now available to detail the cockpit). Most of the kit is OOB, but I added some scratched intake/exhaust covers, as well as some line to the rotor head. The paint is a homebrew mix of Modelmaster enamel paint, essentially blue and grey mixes. Overall, this was a nice change in scale and subject for me. The HobbyBoss kit of the Ka-29 is simple and easy, but is worth the time and effort to add some detail.
The Ka-29 is one badass shipboard helo that goes to sea with the Russian navy. As can be seen, the Helix-B carries rockets, and 30mm cannons, to enhance its mission as a littoral assault helicopter. The Ka-29 can carry armed assault troops for ship to shore, while fighting its way ashore, as well as providing protection for disembarked troops. This is a serious machine that I wish would come in 1/48th scale.
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