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Backdating Hasegawa's 1/48 AH-64D to A model
JoeOsborne
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:41 PM UTC
Since Hasegawa's A model is OOP... what would I need to do to back date a D model to an A? Looking at replicating Desert Storm Apaches.

Thanks!


Joe
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:33 AM UTC
A lot. The biggest change is the size and shape of the avionics bays on the sides of the fuselage. They are much larger on a D model. There are other, smaller changes as well, but these are the biggest and most noticeable.

AH-64A



AH-64D

JoeOsborne
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 07:29 AM UTC
Thanks, Gino. Yes, thats very noticeable... if I do this I may have to kitbash with the Academy or Revell A kits.... hmmmm....


JoeOsborne
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:38 PM UTC
Gino,

What were the 101st Apache's painted in Desert Storm.... were they Helo Drab or Olive Drab??
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 04:09 AM UTC
Helo Drab Green. The last OD US Helos were in the early-mid '70s. Since the late '70s to early '80s, all US Army helos have been helo drab green, with the exception of a few in sand during ODS, and the black 160th SOAR birds.