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Michael Phillips (Fighting 84)
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Hasegawa AH-64D Apache Longbow - Completed!

 

Project

1:48 AH-64D Apache Longbow (Hasegawa 07223)1:48 IPMS USA 2010 National Convention [Phoenix, AZ] Decal - 1:72 & 1:48 (IPMS USA 2010)3+
Hughes AH-64D Longbow Apache
US Military US Army Aviation Branch (1983-now)
1-285 Aviation Bn., Arizona NG 9-05204
Marana, AZ
 

Comments

7 | 1. May 2019, 02:47
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Michael Phillips
All done with this one!

Took quite a while to complete this kit, a combination of being unfamiliar with building Helos compared to jets and less time of late to work on my model projects. But I am very happy with this and I look forward to getting back to my comfort zone... jets!
1. May 2019, 02:58
Holger Kranich
Absolutely well done buddy! I love the overall appearence!
1. May 2019, 04:42
Neuling
I agree with Holger.
1. May 2019, 06:20
Michael Phillips
Thanks Holger, Neuling, and James! I appreciate the kind words! :)
1. May 2019, 15:20
Ingo F
Looks awesome!
1. May 2019, 15:29
Stephan Ryll
Very nice work Michael
1. May 2019, 16:21
Nathan Dempsey
Great build Michael! I hope mine comes out as well. I'll definitely use yours as an example of what to strive for.
1. May 2019, 16:24
Konrad Limmer
Just perfect !
Great!!
1. May 2019, 20:16
Augie
Bloody excellent :)
1. May 2019, 20:17
Erik Leijdens
Another stunner Michael!!
1. May 2019, 20:26
1. May 2019, 21:27
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Apache Michael.
1. May 2019, 21:31
Maciej Bellos
That's how an Apache should look like. I like the Arizona tail band. The only thing that looks a bit of are the completely straight main rotor blades. They should have a slight downward curve (which a pain to achieve...). Well done Michael!
1. May 2019, 22:12
Michael Phillips
Thanks Ingo, Stephan, Nathan, Konrad, Augie, Eirk, German, Clifford, and Maciej!

Nathan, when you build yours feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. I will be glad to help!

Maciej, I battled internally what to do with the rotor droop. I tried that on my previous UH-60L build, and I was very unhappy with how it turned out and wished I hadn't tried to do that. So for this one I just decided to leave it as is. Maybe next time I will try again. But you are right, it is HARD to get right and easy to mess up, as I have found previously LOL.
2. May 2019, 00:53
ice
You nailed it! It looks great!

Hint for the droop: I use hot water to soften the plastic and then gently bend the rotorblades between my fingers.
2. May 2019, 01:08
Chris Greathouse
Cool copter!!!!!
2. May 2019, 01:24
Slavo Hazucha
looks really great, well balanced weathering & clean details, just a super-solid start-to-finish job . The dark background also makes it look just that last bit cooler on the photos, do you have a pro camera or just a phone to do the job?
2. May 2019, 06:12
Michael Phillips
Thanks ice, Chris, and Slavo!

Thanks for the tip ice, I would be wise to take advice from one of Scalemates' top Helo modellers. :)

Slavo, I just used my Pixel 2XL cell phone for pics. I played around with the lighting and phone camera options to get different lighting effects. I am glad you like it, I thought some of them did indeed turn out pretty cool!
2. May 2019, 23:14
Jens
Just perfect :)
2. May 2019, 23:45
Christian Ristits
Great Apache Michael!
3. May 2019, 05:29
Andy W.
Great work as always Michael. Absolutely stunning finish. The only thing i would have added, is a little sag to the rotorblades.
3. May 2019, 06:01
Bart Goesaert
Splendid modelling and painting as always...
3. May 2019, 08:28
Murad ÖZER
Killer looking longbow, beautiful model Michael!
4. May 2019, 06:46
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jens, Christian, Andy, Bart, Roland, and Murad! I really appreciate the kind words, as always!!!
4. May 2019, 22:41
Jos Jansen
WOOW Michael... this is really a masterpiece, what an amazing result ...! Two thumbs up
5. May 2019, 09:43
Daniel
Looks like a real war machine, very impressive work! especially how you got the sensors & cameras on the nose to look so realistic!
5. May 2019, 20:39
Michael Phillips
Thanks Jos and Daniel! I thank you all for the kind words!
8. May 2019, 14:56
David Barclay
Another stunner Michael!
9. May 2019, 10:35
Michael Phillips
Thanks David, I appreciate the kind words!
11. May 2019, 05:38
Dutch
Excellent work Mike! Impressive pre-shading and weathering. I have never seen a clean Apache, so your gentle weathering really brings out the details and colors. top-notch work, sir! K/r, Dutch
16. July 2020, 15:00
Daniel Klink
As usual outstanding result Michael... The Paintwork is stunning
16. July 2020, 15:34
Clifford Keesler
Excellent job on that Apache, well done.
16. July 2020, 21:50
Michael Phillips
Thanks Dutch, Daniel, and Clifford! I appreciate the kind words! It is always nice to see an older build come back up :)
17. July 2020, 04:25

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