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Joe Boylan
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1/24 Huey Gunship

April 30, 2022 · in Aviation · · 7 · 2.2K

Hi all.

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been grinding away at this . Man it was a beast, but a ton of FUN! I built this kit in the mid 1970's when it was . This particular kit was the version so probably the same molds. I picked it up at an estate sale and had to go online to get decals for it. In the end, a good friend on FB had a spare set of the original Monogram decals. Interesting I found three different copyrights molded on the parts; 1968, 1974 and 1976.

Interesting how this comes together. Most of the work is on the cabin and engine compartments. I did not put much work into the engine area, as the whole thing gets closed up inside the fuselage. In the cabin I used a variety of washes to "dirty" things up. I was trying to capture a working bird with a lot of muddy boots getting in and out of it.

Outside, I airbrushed panel lines before laying down my own mix of OD. I dry brushed the chipping then gloss coated for the decals. After a dull coat, I tried to capture the downward exhaust on the tail boom.

I wish someone would come out with a 1/24 OH-6 "Loach" I could pair up with this thing. That would be awesome!

Dedicated to those who flew and fought! Welcome home!

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7 responses

  1. Wonderful job, Joe!

  2. Great result on this old warhorse.

  3. It does look like a fun kit. I might keep an eye out for this one. Very nicely done!

  4. Fine job and results on this ancient mutt

  5. Very nice build - well done.

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