MRC 1/35 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

By Rodrigo Aparicio

This is the 1/35th scale MRC OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. I build it representing OH-58D serial 92-00518 from the 2-17 Cav, 101st Airborne deployed in Jalalabad airfield, Afghanistan ca.2008. The model was build using a lot of aftermarket sets, specially the Werner Wings OH-58D update set, Zactomodel exterior and MMS, Fireball Modelworks decals and M260 pod, Armycast FN M3P Gun, Live Resin M4 Carbines, HGU-56P helmets from Reedoak, and a lot of scratch work was done mainly in the cabin area and exterior parts such as wire strike blades, antennas and weapons electrical connections.

The model was painted with Testors Model Master acrylic paints.

The main exterior color is U.S. Army Helo Drab (CARC Aircraft Green FS34031), for the interior the main color is Aircraft Interior Black (FS37031). Weathering and paint fading was done mixing the main color with shades of gray, OD and greens. Sand effect was made using Tamiya Weathering Sets.

© Rodrigo Aparicio 2016

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This article was published on Tuesday, April 04 2017; Last modified on Tuesday, April 04 2017