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ROG to release an OH-58 D Kiowa in 1/35 scale
Reforger-Victim
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 10:59 PM UTC
I wish there would be a OH-58 B or C variant in 1/35 finally
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:10 PM UTC
Another example of an armed helicopter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_helicopter#/media/File:Sikorsky_Skycrane_carrying_parachute_bomb_c.jpg

Why no CH-54 in 1/35 cale?
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:04 PM UTC
A couple of new tooled US Army helicopters in 1/35 scale would be most welcome. I am a "victim" of REFORGER FTX. Daily border patrol flights with OH-58A and AH-1 S. I guess we never had a AH-1 S/F in 1/35 scale. Also new AH-64 A/D/E Apache and CH-47 Chinook. Kitty Hawk please!!!!
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 05:49 PM UTC

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Although I have no space to display it, I'd be thrilled if someone made an accurate kit of the MD Helicopter's MD 969 "Twin Engine."

It can transport six troops, has interior ATGM and drone launch tubes, AND has the weapons plank for armament...combo AH-6/MH-6 in one helicopter.



you should submit this as an idea to Kitty Hawk as they seem to be making a lot of these special forces helicopters.
Trisaw
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC


Although I have no space to display it, I'd be thrilled if someone made an accurate kit of the MD Helicopter's MD 969 "Twin Engine."

It can transport six troops, has interior ATGM and drone launch tubes, AND has the weapons plank for armament...combo AH-6/MH-6 in one helicopter.
terminators
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:47 AM UTC
A full 1:35 plastic kit for an OIF/OEF version would be more interesting than this simple rebox.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Good luck finding them. Unfortunately, Joseph at Fireball no longer makes the decals nor helicopter accessories. He has switched to car modeling.



That is not 100% correct, he still sales Huey rockets at his shapeways store. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fireballmodels




I wasn't aware he was still selling them on Shapeways. Glad he isn't totally gone. He had some really nice decals and other products.
18Bravo
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
My son started his career as a 15S. This would be a nice gift for him if I didn’t already have the older kit with the Werner’s conversion.
Tank1812
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC

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Good luck finding them. Unfortunately, Joseph at Fireball no longer makes the decals nor helicopter accessories. He has switched to car modeling.




That is not 100% correct, he still sales Huey rockets at his shapeways store. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fireballmodels

HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Good luck finding them. Unfortunately, Joseph at Fireball no longer makes the decals nor helicopter accessories. He has switched to car modeling.
Tank1812
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 05:42 AM UTC
As Gino said, it is the same kit.

https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/03871_%23BAU_OH58_KIOWA.PDF

MRC/Academy kit
https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/3/9/107439-84-instructions.pdf

The Fireball Modelworks decals will work for this also.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/fireball-modelworks-fmd-20-35-oh-58d-kiowa-warriors--112023
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 05:37 AM UTC
Yes, it is a reissue/rebox of the MRC/Academy OH-58D with new markings. It is a really nice kit and builds up well. There is already a couple update/detail sets for the Academy one by both Werner's Wings and Zacto models. It also comes with a couple really nice pilots, probably the best in plastic.




The sand one looks to be based on this OH-58D from Operation Desert Shield/Storm ('90-'91).


Also, this is why we have the Aeroscale Rotary Wing Forum.
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 05:30 AM UTC
Apologies for it`s not a tank, but Kiowa`s are part of US Army and I saw it many times here.

https://www.revell.de/produkte/produktneuheiten/oh-58-kiowa.html

I guess it`s a rebox of the old MRC kit, not bad for it`s age.
Maybe Live Resin can kick in and make some stuff like pilots, weapons or armament. I only whish that somedays someone releases a Plain Jane OH-58 A (Childhood memories!).