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OH-6A Cayuse

by gschmidt (1:48 Hasegawa)

OH-6A Cayuse

This is my OH-6A in 1/48th scale that was built from the Hasagawa and Fujimi kits. A lot of detail was added.

The kit was a 1/48th scale Hasagawa and Fujimi hybrid with conversion pieces from Pete Harlem. Ive had the kit for over 20 yrs. Leftover parts from a MD-500 model that took 2nd or 3rd place at the 1990 IPMS Nats in Miami. I used generic Cav. markings and a fictitious name to go with the purple smoke.

Ok, this is what I did to this model. The conversion pieces consisted of a resin main rotor hub, swash plate and the three fins. The following is what I had to scratch build or modify:

  • 1) Fillet between front and rear seats
  • 2) Air ducts made from extra P-26 exhaust stacks.
  • 3) Lt and rt POSITION lights
  • 4) Tail rotor pedals
  • 5) Front landing light
  • 6) Upper and lower red beacons
  • 7) Chang location of cyclic sticks.
  • 8) Added to lt collective.
  • 9) White tail light on rear fin
  • 10) Outside air temp gauge.

  • 11) 7.62mm ammo box.
  • 12) main rotor flt. controls
  • 13) Log book holder
  • 14) Wooden rocket box to store tool kit and extra ammo
  • 15) Wired rear of inst. panel
  • 16) Bungee cord for M-60
  • 17) Detailed main rotor and blades
  • 18) Added shroud to inst. panel
  • 19) Fire extinguisher
  • 20) Tail rotor controls
  • 21) Removed tow control from inst. panel.
  • 22) RePOSITIONed all crew members
  • 23) Modified and detailed 90 gear box
  • 24) First aid kit
  • 25) Pitot tube

  • 26) Fin braces
  • 27) Wire to hang smoke grenades
  • 28) Antena on canopy bubble
  • 29) Shortrned skids
  • 30) 10 smoke grenades w/ pull rings
  • 31) Ring tie downs under rear doors
  • 32) Underbelly antena wire
  • 33) Tail antena
  • 34) Helmet como wires and mic's
  • 35) Purple smoke.

OH-6A Cayuse

gschmidt

Published on 17. January 2011

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