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Dragon's UH-1N Gunship
AlxUSMC
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 02:57 AM UTC
I am actually looking to build the most modern Helo I can get out of this kit. I am patiently waiting to order the Cobra Resin parts that you suggested earlier in the forum. I am killing time with that Bradley you helped me with before
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 03:22 AM UTC

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I am actually looking to build the most modern Helo I can get out of this kit. I am patiently waiting to order the Cobra Resin parts that you suggested earlier in the forum. I am killing time with that Bradley you helped me with before



I know you are all over it Alex. The response was to Frank's post directly above mine from today. He was asking about the N as a Vietnam bird.
AlxUSMC
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 10:35 PM UTC

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I am actually looking to build the most modern Helo I can get out of this kit. I am patiently waiting to order the Cobra Resin parts that you suggested earlier in the forum. I am killing time with that Bradley you helped me with before



I know you are all over it Alex. The response was to Frank's post directly above mine from today. He was asking about the N as a Vietnam bird.



I was walking that GT-Line I guess
Avroman
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:05 AM UTC

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First off, if you are planning a Vietnam build, it is not accurate for a USMC UH-1N (or Army helo) for that era. The only service who used UH-1Ns in Vietnam was the USAF's 20th ASOS (Air Special Operations Squadron)"Green Hornets". The weapons set-up in the kit w/the dual miniguns and rocket pods is close to what the 20th ASOS used on their helos, but they used the smaller 7-shot rocket pods. Their scheme was a three-tone camo with white undersides as well.

20th ASOS UH-1N


The scheme is hard to see on the above UH-1N, but is the same as on this 20th ASOS UH-1P.


The base plate for the miniguns is too big in the kit. I would trim them about 1/16 of an inch all the way around to make them fit better.

Good luck.



Hi there,
So if my understanding is right, I could built a Viet dio using this chopper if the scene shows spec op.
Secondly, I would like to paint it olive drab. Is it possible?
Thanks again for those precious advices.

Frank
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:21 PM UTC

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So if my understanding is right, I could built a Viet dio using this chopper if the scene shows spec op.
Secondly, I would like to paint it olive drab. Is it possible?



Yes and no.

Yes you could do the dio if it is of a USAF 20th SOS SpecOps unit in the three-tone SEA (South East Asia - dark green, medium green, and dark tan over white) scheme.

No, it would not be accurate in overall OD Green. Only the USAF 20th SOS used UH-1Ns in Vietnam in the above scheme.

20th SOS markings would be easy though. All they had was a hornet on both sides of the tailboom.


Here is a history of the 20th SOS with some more pics as well.
bluedream
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Madrid, Spain / España
Joined: June 10, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:12 AM UTC
Hi there,

I am building the Dragon UH-1n Gunship model, but unfortunately I have lost the instructions

Could anybody please post the scanned instructions from the Dragon or equivalent Panda model??

I am not sure if I will be able to finish it properly, especially the decal section.

Thanks in advance
Alberto
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:24 AM UTC
Instructions and decal scans can be found
here.

Be sure to post some pics when you are done.

Good luck.
bluedream
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Madrid, Spain / España
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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 09:44 PM UTC
Thank you very much!

I will post some photos when I am done, and might take some advice as to the weathering of the model. I have some ideas but I am sure not as good as what I saw in some pics in this site.

Cheers
OLDDOG78
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New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 08:46 PM UTC
Resurrection time!! I have just bought the Dragon UH-1N gunship not realising that the November is a little special. However it was only $10 and is still sealed in box and spurs are sealed in bags. I have found PE and brass barrels for the miniguns but am struggling to find anything else in the way of aftermarket parts. Would like to get hold of a FLIR pod to bring it into Gulf War specs. I know Cobra company do stuff but no one sells it. Any help or advice much appreciated
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC
Cobra Company's originals were bought by Lone Star Models out of Texas. He doesn't seem to have any of the N sets available now, but keep looking as he rotates stuff as it is produced.

Lone Star Models
OLDDOG78
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New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 08:42 PM UTC

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Cobra Company's originals were bought by Lone Star Models out of Texas. He doesn't seem to have any of the N sets available now, but keep looking as he rotates stuff as it is produced.

Lone Star Models



Thanks Gino, you the man!
OLDDOG78
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New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 09:30 PM UTC
So my plan for my -1N is Desert Storm or Enduring Freedom or Gulf War II. I want to use the two tone grey that's why I selected these wars. After contacting Public relations they have said I can use the two tone grey for Desert Storm or anytime until now. My question is weapons and I'm no expert (mainly model armor). So will the M134D be a close enough option for the era and model? And how about the other side? Would the GAU 18 .50 be an option? Thanks for your patience!