Barber 51- Kitty Hawk’s AH-6J, Operation Gothic Serpent, Mogadishu, 1993
Hello iModeler! Here is my 1/35th scale Kitty Hawk AH-6J finished as Barber 51 during the battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, 3 OCT 1993. I used detail sets from Werner’s Wings, to include the exhaust shroud, FLIR and the AH-6J / MH-6J Update/Correction set. Full disclosure: I made the CAD work for that set.
Painting was done using Vallejo Model Air Black on the bottom portions of the fuselage, Vallejo NATO black on the sides and Vallejo RLM 66 Black Grey on the top parts to represent the highlights. I also used the Werner’s Wings Irene decal set. For the lens on the FLIR, I took a ribbon, like the kind you stick to a present, made out of iridescent plastic, and used a punch to cut out an appropriate size disk and glued it in place with white glue.
Thanks for looking!
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