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Vitor Costa
Vitor Costa (Vitor Costa)


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The Mi-2US from Trumpeter is a nice surprise, some progress are being made by the chinese brand. Being better that other there are some issues that look very hard to solve, all the "ghost marks" (probably for other versions or variants), the lack of information about the colors, confuse instructions... some lines that almost disappear etc etc... only go tive you an example, in the box the "subject" of this box appears all painted in green, well in the painting instructions... its green and blue, like the Soviet version!!! Lots and lots of hours on the internet trying to find what is correct... the box art or the instructions... well the box art is right, i didnt find any picture of this version with the blue, but... i i found other errors... well not bad at all if we only look to the quality of the kit, in the others aspects they still have a lot to improve, and please give to the modelers better and correct building/painting instructions!!!

well im going to put some pics here soon



This album is attached to project Mi-2US Gunship.

Albums: 1 with 31 images
1:72 Mi-2US Hoplite gunship variant (HobbyBoss 87242)


1. August 2012, 19:03 Share
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Vitor Costa something went wrong and the order of the pics are not the best but...
1. August 2012, 20:47
Tim Vereecke hey Vitor, nice progress! please continue posting pics. I'm looking forward on the final result
2. August 2012, 06:30
Harry Eder Thanks for sharing! Cool pics on this little helo!
2. August 2012, 06:54
Philip De Keyser Looks great Vitor, looking forward to the next pix, greetz Phil
2. August 2012, 07:29
Guido Haesevoets Tuned and awaiting further progress. Looks interesting!
2. August 2012, 09:28
Bill Gilman Looks great so far. Looking forward to the finish. Speaking of the Finnish, did they use the Mi-2?
2. August 2012, 13:24
Harry Eder @ Bill: I don´t think so. They use(d) the Mi-4 and the Mi-8.
2. August 2012, 13:30
Bill Gilman Thanks, Harry!
2. August 2012, 16:30
Guus The Mi-1 was used as well by Finland.
2. August 2012, 16:59
Vitor Costa Hello

Thank you for your kind workds. I finished it this afternoon and it already with the owner (this was another under commission build) :)

It was a fun build with some issues but nothing truly difficult.

I hope you like it.

Regards from Portugal

Vitor Costa
5. August 2012, 23:15
Tim Vereecke "I hope you like it." Absolutely! I really like the end result Vitor
6. August 2012, 06:23
Jan Goormans wonderful !!!
really like it :)
6. August 2012, 06:35
Wilfried Bogaerts Well done Vitor, beautiful chopper !
6. August 2012, 07:00
Holger Kranich Indeed a great build of that lil helo!
6. August 2012, 07:39
Mike Kryza A little heli, but a great work - respect :)
6. August 2012, 07:49
Guido Haesevoets I like it!
6. August 2012, 08:16
Bill Gilman Nice! And in the one true scale - you are a master!
6. August 2012, 12:57
Philip De Keyser Lovely Job Vitor, looks realy great, awesome build, greetz Phil
6. August 2012, 13:22
Guus Congratulations Vitor, stunning build !
6. August 2012, 17:15
Vitor Costa @ Tim, im glad you like it, after all you are a Helli modeler ;)

@ Jan, thank you :)

@ Hilfried, thank you :)

@ Mike, thank you, i will build another one soon ;)

@ Guido, im glad you like it too

@ Bill, thank you for your kind word my friend, but i think im just one more :)

@ Philip, thank you :)

@ Guus thank you too.

Thank you all guys, its a pleasure to share my works with you.

I will put some better pictures soon in the last time i just picked a few without looking for the best ones(i have almost 600 of it :))

Regards from Portugal

Vitor Costa
7. August 2012, 11:27
Sebastijan Videc Nice work Vitor! I wonder if the gunship version really had a normal passenger seat arrangement in the cargo comparment
26. February 2013, 01:26
26. February 2013, 06:33
Michel Huijghe Victor
You didn't sleep again much did you? ;)
What type of wash did you use on the whole model?
26. February 2013, 08:03
Steve Wilson Hi Vitor, amazing build, well done 8)
26. February 2013, 08:20
C Marques de Sá Olá Vitor, muito interessante, excelente montagem! Para quando o início do outro projecto?
19. September 2016, 03:01
Adam Gudynowski Very nice :)
19. September 2016, 13:30
Łukasz Gliński Very nice, except for that oversized OOB rotorhead :)
19. September 2016, 14:22
Andy W. This little Helo is a real Eyecatcher Vitor. Great Job
19. September 2016, 14:48
Ekki Very good work.
19. September 2016, 16:34
Augie Nice my friend, a real looker :)
19. September 2016, 17:53
Burkhard D Excellent build and painting. Too bad Hobby Boss screwed up on the main rotor hub (1:48?)
19. September 2016, 18:18
Andy W. I guess 1:144 or 1:72 Scale in the max, by the comparison to the paint.
19. September 2016, 18:52
Burkhard D I mean the rotor hub that is far too big, not the kit (which is 1:72)
19. September 2016, 19:49
Andy W. Ah, Ok. Now i see what you mean. It looks really out of scale. I was so stunned from the Paintwork that i didn't mind that detail.
20. September 2016, 04:31
Łukasz Gliński Pity there's no replacement for the rotor widely available (by Eduard, Aires or some other company), only the TopGun one:
20. September 2016, 07:55
Vitor Costa Hello friends! I think this was my first post here :D 4 Years ago!!! Time flies...
Thank you for your nice comments.

20. September 2016, 15:07
Zsolt Czegle Great work!
20. September 2016, 15:19
Łukasz Gliński I have to put more focus on reading the dates of the posts :D
22. September 2016, 08:42
Florian H. nice work Vitor, hope to see more from you the next time :)
25. September 2016, 15:08

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