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MRC Helicopter 2014 Global Contest Entry
Trumpeter 1/35 Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 HIP H A005

Model by Andrzej Ligocki, Poland

My model shows a strong "tired service" MI-17-1V No. 6109 is used as part of the Independent Group Air-Assault in PMC Afghanistan at the beginning of 2014. To build the model kits were used valorisation:

  • PART: etched interior
  • Profimodeller: Resin parts (wheels, components of the main rotor)
  • Profimodeller: Photo-etched parts (cassette flares)

In addition, were made from scratch following elements:

  • The heating system interior
  • Right and left door
  • Suspension components weapons
  • Entrance steps
  • All antennas and brackets
  • Rigging
  • Complete interior compartment of the transport
  • Hoist
  • The right front of the fuel tank
  • Additional armor of the motor
  • Navigation lights and NVG
  • Some decals (tactical number, emblem "Leźnica", some stencils)
  • Cables
  • Interior armor and weaponry on-board mounting
  • Cockpit fittings
  • Dashboards
  • Flares cassette
  • Paints used are: BILMODELMAKERS, GUNZE, TAMIYA
  • The remaining chemicals are products AK, MIG

"Tired service" helicopter was mapped based on images from the mission in Afghanistan and immediately after returning from a mission together with traces of damage.

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