As you know, if you follow my blog closely, I build some 3D printed Hueys for my Vietnam wargames. If you haven’t seen them have a look here. As my son dropped one of the models I thought about doing a crashed one.
This is how i found the model:
Then over on the Lead Adventure Forum the build something 2020 competition started. Theme was something destroyed . So I entered this build. As I dropped out now I can show you the build here , too.
I started with the chopper you see above broken of course.
I build three bases to be able to use them in my games. I added some bulletholes in the windscreen and the engine. After all there must be a reason why the bird crashed.
I finished the bases with sand and added scratch marks of the skids etc.
I did my own decal sheet from white decal paper. This means that all the white parts of the decals stay white when transferred unto the model instead of the clear decal sheets were the white parts stay clear.
Here are the pictures from the competition:
And some pictures together with other parts of my collection:
5 thoughts on “Bird down”
Great idea for the broken Huey and it looks great. Maybe the kid should break some more to inspire your creativity hehe
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Great pictures of it in the jungle; it looks like it dropped straight down through the foliage and is partially hidden.
That is great use of the model.