1/72 Italeri OH-58D Kiowa

by Francisco A.


  United States of America Independence Day 2008 


Hi all.  I bring this time some new pics of this bird.  The Italeri kit (this one) comes with a very basic cockpit and with a very nice panel detail.  To make the extra details I used plastic card and wire from Plus Model, also "some putty" well and some more...; the  paints used  from Humbrol and Vallejo give me very good results!  The rest are pencil techniques and some home made washes.  I enjoy models from Italeri every time  even knowing that those one are not 100% perfect.  But we know that the plastic from Italeri is very workable giving us alot chance to create some change or many of them.  I hope that you enjoy this pictures...  

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The changes in the cockpit are: The electronic compartment, some change and rebuilts (sets, seatbelts, collective and directional controls).  Also some modifications in the tail.

Well I will come back soon with another model. Thanks for looking!!


Francisco A.

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Photos and text by Francisco A.