1/72 Italeri OH-58D Kiowa Late Version

Gallery Article by El Rey on Nov 18 2013



Hi, friends, for this model I wanted to make the late version, of OH-58D. The Italeri kit
in 1/72 scale comes as an early version.  I used two kits of the same ones. The sprues and plates were used and parts from the others kits, I chose a simetric ordnance, based on rocket launchers. I detailed almost everything possible. Navigation lights, tags, house-dog, belts, IRQ Jammer and wires, are included. I engraved the panel lines, and modified the main rotor blades.


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I painted the exact color 34081 Helo drab, mixing different Gunze paints. The weathering was made shading the same color into the cream-white tones. The post-shading are oils and chinese-ink of W&N.

The cote is Flat Mr. color spray, the tags are decals from Aztec, I hope you like it.

Source: Walkaound No.50 Color series Kiowa Warrior

El Rey

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Photos and text by El Rey