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Finally finished the 1/72 Amodel Mi-6 Beast

This article is part of a series:
  1. 1/72 Amodel Mi-6 Helo
  2. Finally finished the 1/72 Amodel Mi-6 Beast

This was a 5 month long build. It gave me trouble from the start. Absolutely nothing fit.

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25 responses

  1. Super build George. i am very impressed!
    All the best!

  2. I have discarded previous AModel builds mid-build having decided it just wasn't worth it even though one came to nearly being finished after 4months work. What a shame because I really like their subjects.
    Your right; trouble right from the box opening!
    Beautiful work!

  3. I really like the camouflage scheme on that aircraft. Great job with an ill-fitting model.

  4. It looks amazing! 1/72...respect!

  5. A triumph of stubbornness and persistence! It looks great George.

  6. Very impressed. Very difficult camouflage scheme. Excellent.

  7. You would never know by looking at it the trouble it gave you. Great build!

  8. Despite the trouble this piece of work looks great to me. Well done and a tribute to your persistence.

  9. George, It was fun following you through this build (on FB) as I was going through similar struggles on a build of my own. Glad to see your struggles paid off, this is really nice. Well done !

  10. Thanks, guys. This build will be part of a book produced by AK on weathering Soviet aircraft. I've taken several hundred WIP photos of it and now I have to write it and organize all the pics into some kind of cohesive story.

  11. SO excellent! As many Soviet designs do, it looks Sci Fi!

  12. It fits really good now. Great build.

  13. Glad you got that beast done. Hope you celebrated your triumph!

  14. Congratulations on winning the battle with the A-Model kit, stunning result!

  15. Well done George, a true triumph of man over beast.

  16. Congratulations on an impressive build.
    Yeah, I know what you mean about A-Models (un)fit... But sometimes they are the only brand making that particular subject and we dont have choise (Last year I built the 'Out of Africa' yellow biplane, it was a nightmare, but at the end turned out a nice piece in my collection).
    Your build is awesome I'm waiting for the book 🙂

  17. One of the best builds I've seen in a long time! Congrats!

  18. George, you efforts remind me what modeling is all about: taking an awful kit and turning it into a stunner. Really super work!



  19. This is really outstanding. The finish is remarkable. Very well done.

  20. so glad you persevered

  21. Hello george,
    fantastic. A big 10. Regards, Dirk

  22. Impressive work mate! Love that faded weathered look!

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