Heli-Kit News #225, 08-Dec-06


1. New from the Czech Republic are two more kits of the Mil Mi-2, this time from OKit. These contain the same plastic as the InTECH kits from Poland, with additional resin and etched brass that may be the same as that which was included in the 'IntPack' versions of the InTECH kits (HKN #74 & HKN #94), or may be the AirMo conversion detail sets HKN #112, or alternatively may be something new since they are believed to be of Czech origin rather than Polish. The boxes say that they are distributed by Airmolds. 2. Revell's new-mould Eurocopter Tiger #04485 was released yesterday. In the box you get parts for the UHT version with mast-mounted sights and Trigat, HOT and Stinger missiles; and for the HAP version with undernose cannon and Mistral guided missiles and rocket pods.

Conversions, Details, & Accessories

3. Hot out of the moulds at Cobra Company are three major detail / correction sets designed for the 1:35 Trumpeter Chinooks: 4. Scale Aircraft Conversions specialise in the production of white metal landing gear. Their first in 1:35 scale, and their first helicopter set, is #35001 for the Trumpeter Mi-24 Hind. Despite what it says on their website, they will supply outside the USA, but modellers in Europe can buy them here as well.

5. HKN somehow managed to miss out on listing Eduard's October releases, so belatedly here they are: Cybermodeler have also reviewed the Eduard CH-47D interior detail set #32582, released in November.

6. Whirlybird have released two more Whirlybits detail sets:

Planned as their next release is #72043, an AB412GC conversion set, with decals, to make an Italian G.di.F. aircraft.


7. No new specific helicopter decals from Model Art this year, but they have released a sheet of generic 2", 4", 6" and 8" 1:72 lettering and numerals suitable for Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Army, RAF Rescue, Transport Command and Support Command helicopters, #GEN04, (also applicable as 4", 8", 12" and 16" in 1:144 scale).

Thanks to Tomas Sagitarius, Ross McMillan (Scale Aircraft Conversions), and Fabio and Luca Beato.

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