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1/72 Mil MI-17 Helicopter, Iraqi Armed Forces...

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This is the Hobby Boss kit in 1/72. It's not a bad kit, but it does have issues. The surface has quite a few molding imperfections that need sanding, the colour call outs on the painting guide are not correct and the instructions tell you to put the tail rotor on the wrong way. Thankfully mine is correct as I found a picture. If you are building an Mi-8, the tail rotor is on the other side, I guess they didn't bother to retouch the instructions between the two models! I also didn't really like the decals and in retrospect I should have just painted the national flag and cut the stars out. Anyways, this is build #9 for me this year.

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Tidy work. Both the subject and scheme is an uncommon one and you've done it justice.

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Dunno what it is about the MiL 17,it's ugly but good looking somehow,it seems the pinnacle of the old Soviet "boiler plate,big rivets

and wheezy smoky engines" technology to me.

Great work Brad,the brute looks every inch a MiL17.

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22 hours ago, Miggers said:

Dunno what it is about the MiL 17,it's ugly but good looking somehow,it seems the pinnacle of the old Soviet "boiler plate,big rivets

and wheezy smoky engines" technology to me.

Great work Brad,the brute looks every inch a MiL17.

Soviet helos have that 'get out of my way, I'm coming in' look about them.

Nice angry palm tree by the way. I like seeing Iraqi markings on aircraft.

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