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chriswil42

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Mil Mi8 PPA
« on: April 20, 2020, 03:31:46 PM »
This is work in progress. This is a Ciro kit which is the Kopro kit with addional resin and brass parts. The helicopter is an ECM variant of the Mil Mi8 flown by the Czech republic. Basic kit needs a bit of work - done a couple of these previously.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 03:42:17 PM »
Looks interesting, when was it flown -- the original not the model ??? 
What colour scheme will it be in ???
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 06:28:35 PM »
Hi Chris,
Another vertical masterpiece.
Have you done a gunship version before?
Watching with interest.
Cheers,
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 08:18:08 PM »
Origally flown in the seventies. Still in use today I believe Martin.
Yes I have done the gunship version Kevin.
I wiil finish the model in a green and grey camoflage with Czech roundels etc.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 10:57:59 AM »
I remember very clearly learning how to identify these things from the NATO Aircraft Recognition guides.  Them big Soviet things always fascinated me.

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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 02:55:10 PM »
Here's a photo of the etched brass parts for the antenna arrays on each side.
I think I could do with some tuition from Tony looking at what I have yet to do.

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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 03:14:41 PM »
Looks like a challenge.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 03:47:03 PM »
Yes I think it will be. I thi k this part may  be rather slow.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 05:11:32 PM »
Brass is best -- or is it brass makes your head explode, unless your name is Haddock
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 02:53:09 PM »
Here are the antenna arrays assembled; next job painting.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 03:00:38 PM »
Looking great Chris - how did the brass go was it easy to bend into shape ????
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2020, 03:05:21 PM »
Nice work Chris, don't you just love etched brass?
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 03:55:09 PM »
Nice looking stuff.
Haddock.

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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 04:36:35 PM »
No brass bending on these parts. The separators are resin glued in place. I have a little brass bending to do yet on some steps and the antenna mounting stays. I'm sure they are not upto Tony's standard or complexity.
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Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2020, 01:44:22 PM »
Great skills on show.
Andy.
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