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Revell 1/24th UH-1B
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 02:51 AM UTC
gunner getting closer
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 02:52 AM UTC
thought he would look good with a mustache



HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 04:13 AM UTC
The pilots and gunner are looking great. If the rest of the helo looks this good, it will be awesome. Great work.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 05:48 AM UTC
gunner just about done for the left side, I will do a different head and arms for the same body for the right side.


FloydWerner
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:25 AM UTC
They are looking great. These are going to looke awesome in that big kit
Floyd
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 08:01 AM UTC
pilot flying is done and ready to cast up

the helmets will be separate and there will be a choice of visor up or down
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 08:47 AM UTC
The pilot came out great. Good idea on the separate helmets too.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 09:44 AM UTC
You are creating a super model here - love the mustache!
DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 06:26 AM UTC
I am doing a right seat gunner with the same body but different arms and face with the M-60 in the other hand, just need to finish the rolled up sleeve and he will be ready to go to the caster.


DougCohen
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Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:03 AM UTC
done and ready to go to caster, the four figures; pilot, copilot, right door gunner and left door gunner will be available as a limited run kit.


HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC
The figures came out nicely. Good job on them.
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:35 PM UTC
Thanks Gino, they will go to the caster this week so stand by.
FloydWerner
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 01:52 AM UTC
Werner's Wings is going to release them in a very limited edition once I get ahold of the castings. They will come as a crew of three only.
Floyd
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 02:57 AM UTC

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Werner's Wings is going to release them in a very limited edition once I get ahold of the castings. They will come as a crew of three only.
Floyd




After some discussion with Floyd the kit will come with 4 figs, pilot, copilot,right door gunner and left door gunner. I will do a set of them for this build as soon as I get them from the caster. But as Floyd said it will be a very limited number of kits.

sardoc
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 02:02 AM UTC
I have an original release of this kit (open but intact) I picked up at an estate sale for $15.00 a couple of months back.

Looking forward to Floyd's release of your great figures. They will go a long way in helping enhance this beast.
Havoc
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 02:01 AM UTC
Wow! Amazing work, Doug!!!

This kit has needed some decent figures and a detail upgrade for decades...

Floyd, please put me on the list for a set of these figures.

Does Werner's Wing plan to release decals or any other details to upgrade the 24th scale Huey...?

I'm thinking pantographic site (as well as the other site closer to the windshield --- sorry, don't remember the name!), nose-mounted grenade launcher, internal bits (including all the missing detail on the instrument panels), M60 ammo belt, smoke grenades, maybe minigun cans/standard ammo cans, wooden boxes, canteens, etc. etc.

Keep up the awesome work, Doug!!

With Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.

PS Gino, thanks for steering me this way!!
DougCohen
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 03:08 AM UTC
starting the painting of the cockpit, and the first figure back from the caster.





and no that is not a 1950's hair do on this guy the black area on his head is a pad of putty that is used to get the helmet to sit right on the pilots head.
infofrog
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 07:24 PM UTC
Too clean .. No looks great .. You have great paint skills .
Rick
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Too clean .. No looks great .. You have great paint skills .
Rick



It will be a little dirty when I am done just in progress for now.
DougCohen
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 06:43 AM UTC
a bit more progress on this pilot

andyevans
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Great work there Doug

Can I ask what paints/colours you used for the uniform and the grey cabin interior ?

Many thanks

Andy
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:08 AM UTC
I use Tamiya to airbrush the grey is medium grey. For the figure painting and any brush painting I prefer a paint called Reaper. Reaper paint started as fantasy paint but it is Awsome acrylic paint. Very fine pigment and dead flat. Blends well because it stays wet longer and is nice and thin. Also it is made in Texas which is a big plus for lone star guys like me.
DougCohen
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM UTC
a little work on the helmet, still need to do the microphone and I may go ahead and use the one with the visor up instead



HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 07:10 AM UTC
The pilot looks awesome. I love the helmet. One question though. Wouldn't the seat belts go over the epaulettes, not under them?
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 09:27 AM UTC

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done and ready to go to caster, the four figures; pilot, copilot, right door gunner and left door gunner will be available as a limited run kit.






I love what you have done with this figure, but my eye keeps being drawn to the right elbow which looks too rounded rather than a sharp bend at the elbow.