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Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H

HobbyBoss | No. 87208 | 1:72

Boxart Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H 87208 HobbyBoss


Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H
Full kit
2008 | Initial release - new tool
6939319272089 (EAN)
Mil Mi-8 Hip » Helicopters (Aircraft)


Mil Mi-8 Hip

Mil Mi-17 Hip-H
CN 中国人民解放军空军 (People's Liberation Army (Chinese) Air Force 1949-now) Military
CZ Vzdušné síly Armády České republiky (Czech Air Force 1993-now) Military
IQ القوات الجوية العراقية (Iraqi Air Force 1958-now) Military

Box contents

Plastic sprue, Plastic sprue (Clear), Decalsheet (waterslide)

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Alternative SKUs for HobbyBoss 87208:
HB87208 | HB7208 | HBB87208 | 6939319272089 | HBS87208 | HB 87208

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Project: 1/72 mi-8MT
1:72 Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H (HobbyBoss 87208)1:72 Mil Mi-8/17 wheels (Armory AW72036)1:72 URAL-4320 (ICM 72611)4+


Mil Mi-8 Hip 1:72
Mil Mi-8 Hip Suomi
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by Mikko Rantala on Pienoismallit

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This kit is underway for me, I am just about to start painting it. Some initial thoughts.

Kit is overall pretty average, much to be desired for the detail-oriented but a good kit nonetheless. It's nice to see many schematics available to build future kits from different countries, different production models, etc. I am building mine to be the Chinese Mi-171 per the three options given by Hobby Boss.

Here's where I've spent most of the time so far on this kit:

-sink holes in crew and rear cabin are VERY frustrating. Some occur on a curve in the plastic, making it very tough to fill and then re-sand. Others occur in between raised panels such as in the ceiling. These sections of panels are only 2-3cm x 2-3cm equidistant, so these are even more difficult to patch and sand. I opted to do my best but leave the cabins closed, as there isn't much to show off without aftermarket PE, which I am not using.
-instruments are crude and need reworking, same with seats. Everything in the cockpit needs work and has poor details.
-poor execution of side and rear cabin window mounts. Hobby Boss has made the windows so that they are glued in from the inside, which of course means that there is a huge area that sticks out which serves as the contact portion to glue onto the doors and walls. The windows are NOT flush fit and leave much to be desired.
-fuel tanks needed extra work to achieve continuous lines
-engine and air intake areas needed much sanding and filling, worst fit of anything so far on this model
-wheels must be sanded down and completely re-scribed
-exterior detail is molded into the half shells along seam lines, you end up filing these off. I wish Hobby Boss would have just made these details on the sprue sheet to glue on after you are done fitting the two shells

Rating: 3.8/5
7. May 2016, 16:56

Mil Mi-8 Hip

Reference material

Latest Hips (WWP Wings & Wheels Publications B 015)
Latest Hips Mi-171 & Mi-17V-5 and its Subvariants
Present Aircraft Line Nr. B 015
Jakub Fojtik et al.

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