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Ramon R. Lomeli
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1/48 Scale Mi-24 Hind-E

December 27, 2015 · in Aviation · · 28 · 4.2K

Hello iModeler!

Here is my Revellogram 1/48 scale , 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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28 responses

  1. Nice work, Ramon. Not heard of Akan paints before, so will have a look.

  2. Great work!
    AKAN acrylic paint and lacquer line are very excelent color
    from Russia .
    painting with them gives great result.
    But the menu is even better Mr PAINT-

  3. Now that is an outstanding example of what can be done with the Monogram/Revell Mi-24 Hind kit. Yes it has it's inaccuracies, raised panel lines. Tail rotor is in the wrong position. But with help from the Cobra companies AM bits, some good ole scratch building, planning you get this! Well done Ramon. I built one myself and just finished recently, even with the Cobra bits it still nothing compared to this one. thanks for sharing an amazing Hind. Happy New Year!


  4. Nice work, Ramon. There's something about a Soviet-era helo.

  5. That tempts me to build an helicopter. I'm interested by your advice about Akan paints, thank you.

  6. Great outdoor photographs show off your work very well, nicely done.

  7. Ramon, you've captured the look, feel and character of the HInd. Given the age of the kit and the modifications that you've made are professional to say the least.

    Two thumbs up

  8. Excellent job, sir...great-looking build.

  9. High fives Ramon, ditto the above comments mate.

  10. Brilliant Hind, Ramon. The camo scheme applied with AK paints look realistic. Well done !

  11. Ramon, it sure looks the part! What a brute! Beautifully done!

  12. Great job on the Hind. You got a very nice finish on that one. Man - those are some gnarly weapons hanging on that thing - what are they?

  13. Ramon,
    Impressive result in your HIND!
    Paints AKAN I also use, but I can say that a good result depends on the skill of the modeler and that you proved to be very skilled!
    Congratulations on the beautiful model presented here!

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