1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Will Become A Reality !!!

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Yes your choice 01-55 using the numbers 0, 1,2,3,4 and 5 .
Your color choice is blue , black , white , yellow and red.
They were all used by the Russians .
 

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Hey Guys,
I made a MAJOR SNAFO .

The color call out that I made for the cold war scheme will be this green on tan.
But I will keep the pattern that I am using .
Contact or post me if this is not agreeable.
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So here we go

The full builds will be in this order.

Feed back is welcome

Afgahn War



Cold War-REMEMBER I WILL NOT USE THIS PATTERN ...I WILL USE THE SAME PATTERN AS THE OTHER SCHEMES.




Modern



AGAIN FEEDBACK IS WELCOMED
 

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NSA
You originally were green on gray modern.
I can put you down for Afghan war.
The one I am working on now is an Afghan.
 
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I thought it was funny to !!

I have given it much thought and the clover leaf pattern is an iconic image of the cold war .
So I will be making it.
That will take another 3-4 days to make that template , so the cold war scheme will get bumped to 3rd place in order.

So..

Afghan War
Modern
Cold War
 
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ll right Guys,

It is time for a reality check.
The past 2-12 years work for me has gone from bad to worse .
The phone has not been ringing at all .
The money form my 1/18th sales has been paying the bills augmented by me selling my pickelhaube collection.
3 weeks ago I hired on to a granite shop working as a " field superintendent"
They told me I wouldn't have to hump the stone but they lied , but the pay is good .
Hopefully I can get caught up on my bills .
What does that mean for the HIND build ?
I now can only work on the project ON WEEK ENDS ONLY

Considering that the paint master ha taken 250 hours to build , there will not be an end in sight to complete .
I thought that one unit would take 80 hours to complete and reality it is taking 3 times that to complete.
I just had a 4 day weekend for final assembly and I am not done yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Board member Tom E . has been a Saint on this project helping me out financially.
He has actually paid 3 times my asking price on the full builds.

Considering all of this I reluctantly HAVE TO INCREASE THE PRICE OF THE FULL BUILDS TO

$1,500 CONCIDERING THE 200-250 HOURS WORTH OF LABOR.
That is an additional $650 .

That being said I know some of you guys will want your money back ( hopefully not all)
Those of you guys who are willing to pony up , I will take your additional payment and reimburse the guys who want their money back.
If there is nobody who is willing to do this I will continue to sell off my pickelhaubes to pay for the returns.

I am truly sorry for this for you guys who have waited years with nothing to show for it, but I am one guy and I do want to do the right thing.
I have never ripped anybody off in this hobby and I am not going to start.

PM me or e-mail me at mhiggins47@cox.net

Matthew
 
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The Hind project has not died it has just moved in different directions.
The Afghany Paint Master is done using 19 different paint colors.

I have sent messages to all the full build buyers and so far the continue vs payback is 50/50 .
Here are a few picks of the Paint Master .








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I'm patient, have watched this project from the beginning and if you have any newly-unclaimed Hinds left, I'd be happy to pick one up.
 

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Thanks Guys,
I am happy to make one for you Psycho J
If you proceed you will have waited the least in this 3 year old project.


I sent out the Paint Master to CO .
The shipping price was $115 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will absorb this price in the additional $650
 

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Thank you Gunter Scout .
This has been a long project as stated before each unit is taking over 200-250 to build.
I am almost done with my next one.
A UN version for Lee P.
He was the first one to order a full build so many years ago.
 

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The Hind project has not died it has just moved in different directions.
The Afghany Paint Master is done using 19 different paint colors.

I have sent messages to all the full build buyers and so far the continue vs payback is 50/50 .
Here are a few picks of the Paint Master .







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No porn allowed!!

This......is.........amazing........Really is art and not a model or toy. Great work.
 
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pickelhaube post_id=340399 time=1593296995 user_id=3290 said:
I finished Lee P's UN Hind about a month ago .
It took over 4 weeks to get to AZ
I was just getting ready to file a claim and it popped up in great condition.
The first one I shipped arrived broken in 2 pieces.
The first one cost $130 to ship to Co and $180 to ship to AZ. :shock: :shock: :shock:
Anyway Lee was the first to order a full build he has waited YEARS AND NOT ONE COMPLAINT.
He has the patience of a saint !!





 
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Thanks .
Yes this livery is of an actual UN Hind .
One of the hardest thigs was to get those red dot centered on the air intake filters.
All of the marks on both Hinds were done with stencils .
Lots of work but worth it .
 

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Pickel you are a true wizard I would love 2 of these to go with my custom spetnaz /gru/ Russian Troops. Maybe when economy gets better if your still making them. Congrats buddy I’m sure it’s been a long tedious process for you. I’m sure it’s nice to see how happy everyone is with your hard work. Keep it up brother.
 

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So far only 2.
Another 6 more to go.
i am trying to work on 2 at a time now.
Hopefully I passed the learning curve and should be a little faster to get these 2 out.
Hopefully.

We shall see.
 

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Hey Guys,

The next 2 Hind fuselages are ready for final paint .
One will be the modern paint and the other Cold War clover scheme .
The Afghan template took me 4 days to make.
I went back to my original idea of using a rubber shower pan to make the templates
This seems to be much easier than crafting the hard shell template.
I have 8 hours into it so far.

I have been keeping a time card of my progress on these 2 builds
Over a span of 34 days i have worked 30 days hands on .
So far I have 186 hours into the 2 builds .
My guess would be another 2 weeks to finish.
Aprx another 100 hours.


 
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pickelhaube post_id=340739 time=1596926300 user_id=3290 said:
Well the rubber mat was a failer.
I had no control over the paint edge.
Either soft , feather or sharp in all of the clovers.
So I went back to the tried and true way of cutting out the clover with paper and using poster putty , I stuck the clover were they went.
Then I airbrushed around the templates took then off used the out line and painted inside the clovers with the tan background paint.
Then I painted the field.
Using the outside clover cut outs , I filled in the clovers.
The result looks great !!!







No issues with the modern paint scheme.
I used the same hard pattern templates .





 
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