1/72 AZ Model Hughes MD-500E

Gallery Article by Carlos Escobar on Dec 13 2012



On June 4th Simon Oliphant-Hope and Eastern Atlantic Team commenced an attempt to smash the Around the World ‘World Speed Record’ in a helicopter routing eastbound. The times have been checked and the record has in fact been set in 17 days, 14 hours, 2 minutes and 27 seconds. This is truly a remarkable time!!!


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The model is quite simple and involves mounting difficulties.  There are many improvements to do inside.  Almost a full reconstruction of the same.  I added the pilot figure from Pavla.  All decals are self-made.

Enjoy the photos.

Carlos Escobar

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Photos and text © by Carlos Escobar