1/72 Italeri RAH-66 Comanche "The Duke"

Gallery Article by Burak Tokgozoglu on Apr 30 2020

 

      

Hello everyone. Here is one of my latest models, a RAH-66 Comanche, "The Duke". Comanche pilots named the 1st prototype after passing away of actor John Wayne, AKA "The Duke".

RAH-66 Comanche attracted and excited many, who lived enough to see 90's. It's a pity that the program canceled but at least we saw 2 prototypes built and flown. This model is a replica of the 1st prototype, 94-0327 (I printed 95 mistakenly, oh my..).

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Finished OOB except printed decals. I modified the length of the landing gear struts to match proper positions, while kit's originals were too long like airworthy. No weathering done, only highlighted the panel lines with Tamiya Panel Liner. Finally, finished the surface with Testors Dull Cote.

Hope you enjoy my model. Happy modelling!

Burak Tokgozoglu

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Photos and text by Burak Tokgozoglu