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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

by Yellowwing (1:35 Academy)

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Here is my OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in scale 1/35. I used the MRC "Thugs" kit. It depicts an early style Kiowa Warror. A couple of years ago I build this kit and put it into my showcase. It was by chance that I took a look into the kit box – I normally think kits in this scale are a kind of “room killer” in the showcase. And I was surprised how small it was!

Enthusiastic about the quality of the kit I started immediately.

At this time I had good eyes, ears, a lot of time and even more patience. The micro-tool and the 0.2 mm drills had to work hard: all of the small inlet meshes where opened and replaced with fine copper mesh, as where countless small holes – with the loss of some drills J.

In the beginning of 2000 it was the time, where the internet started to become the main information source: a walk-around gave me an idea of wires and tubes and overall details that where build by scratch.

Also new to me was the attempt to etch some parts by my own.

Despite the euphoric start it took me nearly 3 years – with a lot of interruptions for other projects – before the Kiowa was finished and found the way into my showcase.

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Yellowwing

Published on 19. October 2009

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