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1/35 Helo Crew Figures
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 06:26 AM UTC
Live-Resin has just announced a bunch of new modern helo crewmen. They look really nice and should be on the same level of excellent detail as their previous pilot/crewmen/SOF sets. I like how these pilots have the seat belts molded onto them as well.

They include two pilots listed for a USAF HH-60G. They would work in any H-60 Hawk model though.



A set of pilots and 5 different Operators for an MH-6M MELB Little Birds.

They come in two different combo sets with the different operators included.




Each of the above crewmen comes individually or in the above combo sets.

They are also showing an updated cyclic and collective control handle set as well.


Here are all the listings with pictures of each figure.



HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
The Live-Resin pilots/crewmen are a little on the burly side.



Reedoak, Dragon, and Bravo-6 pilots/crew figures seem to be closer in size to the Kitty Hawk pilots/crew.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 06:42 PM UTC
These are pretty good. I bought a set. However seating them in my UH-1N was a 'mare especially with the armoured seats. Had to basically butcher the entire seat to get them seated in the cockpit! Relieved that you can only see them through the front 'screen lol
OLDDOG78
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Damn!!! That's what I'm talking about!!!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC

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I really like the Live Resin ones but don't like the face shields



You can get the Live-Resin pilots heads without the maxillofacial shields and use them. They fit the figures perfectly. They come with or without the shield down.



OLDDOG78
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 07:03 PM UTC
I really like the Live Resin ones but don't like the face shields
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Kitty Hawk

Here are the two pilots out of their recently released HH-60G kit. They look really nice.


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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC
Live-Resin:

Here are a couple of the Live-Resin pilots painted up and installed in the Kitty Hawk MH-60L cockpit by Roger Encarnacion. They look really great.


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HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC

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Would you know or could you recommend a set of seated crew for a Whiskey NTS Cobra?



Unfortunately, there are none that are accurate for seated USMC pilots. The issue is the helmet. USN and USMC helo pilots use the HGU-84/P helmet.



The standing USN/USMC pilots by Reedoak have this helmet, but no seated figures.



They also do two separate helmets; w/and w/o visor cover.


If you take the helmet from the Reedoak figures and place them on a seated figure, you will be good.
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
Gino, thank you for keeping this thread updated.

This latest news is just what I've been waiting for, a set of seated crew for my Viper.
Would you know or could you recommend a set of seated crew for a Whiskey NTS Cobra?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:48 PM UTC
Def Model has a few Modern USMC pilot sets coming.

They are two standing pilots and two seated for the academy AH-1Z Viper.




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HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC
Reviews of the Live-Resin H-60 crew and SOF figures for the back. These are awesome figures. I highly recommend them and the other Live-Resin Helo crew and GIBs (Guys In Back) sets.

HH-60G Pave Hawk Pilot 1
HH-60G Pave Hawk Pilot 2
HH-60G Door Gunner - Left Side

SOF #1
SOF #3
sgtsauer
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
Great ongoing summary of releases Gino. Thanks for the work.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
Looks like the forthcoming Kitty Hawk HH-60G will also come with a pair of pilots. They look pretty nice.

HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Live-Resin has its new modern helo crew figures available. They include pilots, USAF door gunners, a USAF H-bar Fast Rope rig, and three PJs/SF Operators for the back. All the sets look awesome.

The pilots are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests, HGU-56/P helmets, and contain cyclic and collective grips as well.



The door gunners are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests and HGU-56/P helmets.



The H-bar fast rope set is an older USAF style used on MH/HH-60G Pave Hawks.  It was replaced with the FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System, Army type) starting in the mid-2000's. All USAF HH-60Gs have the FRIES bar now.  It is not appropriate for US Army MH-60Ls. 


FRIES mount


The three PJs/SF Operators include two seated and one kneeling figure.



HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
More pics of Live-Resin's upcoming HH-60G crew and GIBs.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
pictures of shizuoka show shows HK blackhawk with resin pilots and a guy sliding down the rope
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Nope, these were all that were announced.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Hay Gino,

Thanks for the heads up on these, were any other figures mentioned as well?

Cheers

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 04:58 PM UTC
Great pics & reference info, thanks!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
Live-Resin has announced a pilot/crew and GIBs (Guys in Back) set for the upcoming Kitty Hawk USAF HH-60G kit. They will also include the USAF FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System) rig that is mounted on the ceiling in the below pic. Hopefully they will offer the pilots/crew chiefs as a separate kit since they could be used in any modern H-60 kit.

HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Reedoak continues their helo accessories with a vintage SPH-3C helicopter helmet as used by the US Navy, USCG and also many foreign countries from the 70s to late 80s/early 90s era. This is a separate item that was formerly available on their standing USN helo pilot that is featured above.



pmontero
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC

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It would be great a pair of 1/35 seated pilots during Desert Shield / Desert Storm for the MRC AH-1W.



You could use Reedoak's Vietnam -'80s pilots for this. I am not sure what type helmets the USMC helo pilots were wearing at that time though. They may have been the SPH-4 as on the figures. They might have been the same type USN helo pilots were wearing, the SPH-3C as on their new USN helo pilot above though.


You could also use Academy's Vietnam Helo Crew figures or Bravo 6's Vietnam pilots, but with the same concern about the helmets.



Thank you.