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Allan J Withers
1/72 Italeri, almost OOB, I added some wire to the undercarriage and tail rotor for strength, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.
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Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on February 10, 2017
Allan, that must be miniscule in 72nd, great work indeed.
I always wanted a ride in one while I was overseas, but only Hueys, trundling to and fro on errands. Our maintenance man had a couple of rides. He didn’t say much about it.
Fast little things! Zipping along, distinctive engine sound, too.
Allan J Withers said on February 11, 2017
Thanks Bernard, fairly small, higher rotor speed than the Huey, I had an MD 520 fly over recently, they sound different !
Craig Abrahamson said on February 10, 2017
You certainly have a way with those rotary winged examples, Allan….another beauty.
Marvin Reyes said on February 10, 2017
Nice Loach…you did a nice job on it.
I used to see those little birds flying in downtown Baghdad, flown by Blackwater. They had shooters sitting in the back seat with their feet on the skids. Those Blackwater contractor pilots would really make those OH-6’s dance. They had a hangar in LZ Washington, located in the “Green Zone”.
Robert Royes said on February 11, 2017
Another fine rotary, a nice choice in livery too.
Greg Kittinger said on February 11, 2017
Good looking bird. I like the Spanish emblem – nice color combo – I’ve been wanting to build something in a Spanish scheme…
Thanks Greg, I think there is a good selection of subjects.
Terry Schuler said on February 11, 2017
Good looking little copter, I really like the scheme. Nice work Allen !
George Williams said on February 11, 2017
You’ve captured the look of this machine very well, must have been quite fiddly to build in 1/72.
Thanks George, not much to hold on to !
Thanks to Bernard and Marvin for their story’s as well.
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on February 11, 2017
I now recall that folks used to call it the “Mattel Messerschmidt”. Some of ’em (thinking the air scouts) had the doors removed and originally had an M-60 hand held(!) or maybe slung on a bungee cord in the back seat, usually pointing out the left side. Later, they scabbed on a gatling gun. Then the back seat was taken up with a BIG ammo box. Really talk to a crowd! Down in the weeds! Guts!
Allan J Withers said on February 12, 2017
Thanks again Bernard.
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