Comments: Injection model, with 3 sprues (2 with main assembling parts, 1 with clear parts), decals for 1 version (U.S. Army, overall olive drab).
Construction plan: Out of the box.
Step 1: Identification of the parts for inicial painting of smal details; Assembling of major components; Painting small parts
These photos show the inicial steps of construction. I've painted the cockpit details. Construction is not done exactly by the instructions. I've assembled the fuselage without most of the details the i will add later. The engines were also done, but need some sanding. The photos show the kit after 3h45min of work
Step 2: Tonight, i´ve detailed painted the landing gear with vallejo acrilics after basic painting with Tamiya XF62 lightned with XF3 yellow. Main rotor was painted black, while the rotor head was drybrushed with model master metalizer steel. The maingun was painted black, then drybrushed with model master metalizer steel. The gun mount was painted with the same XF62+XF3 misture.
In total, i spend 18hs building this kit. Is a little bit more than usual for a 1/72 scale model that is no more complex than a fighter plane from World War 2, but it´s my first helicopter and i´ve been checking references and photos more frequently. I hope you wil enjoy the final result!