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@bigchoctaw Mike S

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I’m a commercial artist with a passion for all things rotary winged. My very busy schedule allows little time for the hobby. All my posts feature helicopters models that I produced about ten years ago as filler while waiting to hear from my clients. With the resources at my disposal air brush and paints, I and my business partner collaborated on some of these builds. A lot of the work was produced in a very unconventional manner as we used material laying around the studio. I hope you enjoy my efforts!

A look behind the curtains

When I'm not building, I'm paying the bills at my chosen vocation as a commercial artist. Featured is the box top art commissioned by the Monogram Model company. This illustration was created back in the 80's and the medium is Designer's Gouach[...]

1:48 Wessex HAS.MK 3

An out of the box build (Revell-Germany) of a British Wessex Helicopter of the Royal Navy. I model this after the helios used in the Falkland war. The original airframe is based on the Sikorsky S-58 (H-34) and subsequently licensed to Westlan[...]

A rare 1:24 Hughes 300 C

Although this is not my build but rather one from my collection I wanted to share with the members of this site. I purchased this some fifteen years ago and I believe it is no longer available. It was produced by an Italian Company and may have [...]

1:48 Marine H-34D Seahorse

Out of the box build, having fun weathering as I like to treat it as a 3D illustration. I've been experimenting with different techniques, pastels, graphite pencils and a paper stump.

1:48 ANG UH-1 “Huey”

Just an out of the box build of a Bell UH-1 based on an Army National Guard "Huey." My first attempt at weathering incorporating a combination of pastels and silver colored pencil.

1:32 Sioux H-13

My passion for rotary wing has spilled over into my model making with this build coming strictly out of the box. The above aircraft featured is from the Army's inventory of helios, the ubiquitous Bell 47 or in it's armed forces livery the H-13. [...]

Vintage (1:24) Bell model 47

Many years ago I commissioned a gentleman in California to custom fabricate this 1:24 scale Bell model 47 helicopter. The craftsmanship and detail are so beautiful that I wanted to share to this website. Due to the fact that it was produced so [...]