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George Johnson
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1/48 Hobby Boss Ka-27 Ukrainian Navy

May 11, 2017 · in Aviation · · 19 Comments

Just finished this bad boy after 5 months of working on it off and on. It's pretty much OOB except for the seats, a couple of scratch built antennas, pitot tubes, wiring/plumbing, and excellent Bergemont decals. I used a custom mix of Mr Paint Su-27 blues, some grays and a touch of white to get the main fuselage color. Ammo of Mig panel line washes were used as well. I tried to keep the weathering as subtle as I could because my references showed some pretty well maintained aircraft.

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19 responses

  1. Don't recall seeing one these before...that rotor assembly looks like it was pretty "fiddly" to get right - nice work, sir - I like it!

  2. Wow a beautiful build makes me want to rush out and buy one,just great detail.

  3. Nice helicopter, we don´t see too many here at iModeler. Like the rotor heads.

  4. This is a really great built. The color is just fantastic and I think you did just right to keep the weathering subtle. It just looks right to me anyway. This kit from Hobbyboss is certainly on my wishlist now.

  5. really cool build, came out nice! would you recommend this kit?

  6. Thank you all very much. Yes, I would highly recommend this kit. It builds quickly and easily with almost no problems at all.

  7. George, I didn't know this was out there. Beautiful work! And different markings to boot.

  8. Very attractive model, George, your extra detailing and paintwork really make it stand out.

  9. This is a winner! Sympathetic target. I like this very meticulous finishing. Fine crisp rotor mechanism. The whole package is a piece of art.

  10. George, Looks great !, the color and scheme go together very well, and an excellent build by you. Well done !

  11. That's a great build! Love the color and markings scheme, and your panel wash work, especially on the rotor gears and such, is just great.

  12. Excellent work!

  13. Great looking model George! That rotor assembly is spectacular dude! 🙂

  14. Another masterpiece George! That looks fantastic. I love the colour scheme.

  15. Thank you all again for your comments.

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