1/48 Scale Mi-24 Hind-E
Here is my Revellogram 1/48 scale Mi-24 Hind, converted to Hind-E standards.
i used Cobra Company Weapons Set and External Detail Set, Linden Hill Decals and Akan Paints (which I HIGHLY recommend!) For the weapons sight on the left wing, I used a bit of clear sprue pushed into a hole drilled out in the plastic. I scratch built the landing light on the left side of the forward fuselage with brass tube and a MV lens from the railroad section of the hobby shop. The back seat of the cockpit has some scrap sprue and photo-etch to busy up the side consoles. The tail rotor pylon was cut off and a new one was spliced on, with the angle of the pylon adjusted by 8 degrees to allow clearance between the main and tail rotor disks.
The funnest part was painting with Akan Acrylic paints. I shot them through my Sotar 20/20, undiluted with earthquake putty as a mask. Results as shown. I am now a HUGE fan of Akan paints and I will be getting more of them in the future!
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