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    Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Okay gang, here's my simple impression of a modern Russian Air Force Hind attack helicopter pilot. This is a pilot from the 490th separate Tulsky helicopter regiment, stationed at Klokovo air base in north Tula. The Zsh-3B armored flight helmet is custom made from a 21st Century Toys 'Nam era Cav helmet. The flight pants in blue Kamysh tiger were made from the simple cut from the blister card release, with added pockets and ankle ties taken from the winter coat. The flight jacket was made from a DML BC-15, with all the extra bits taken off. Custom patches are courtesy of none other than Casual Collector! This particular pilot is showing off the fact he has a Romanian side folder AKS-47U Krinkov stashed in his office. Do Hind pilots were camouflage pants? Why yes they do, as seen in my reference photos. Would a modern pilot were these particular pants as part of his uniform? Who knows, but it sure looks cool! Questions, comments, and criticisms are always appreciated. Thanks for having a look!
















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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Excellent, excellent job, Matt!
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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Heya, FireFox1435!

    That is pretty darn neat! Nice simple bash of something you don't see often enough... the "other guys" flyers.

    I wouldn't worry about a pilot wearing this exact combo or not... the Russians tend to enjoy a little bit of personalization in their working uniforms. I recall a picture of a transport pilot in sweatpants, tennis shoes, and wife-beater type t-shirt!
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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    AWESOME!!!!!!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Nice! I like this kitbash of yours, very cool.
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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Awesome bash, and very inspiring.

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    I have to second russcal's comments.

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Looks good. Now we expect you to make the Hind to go with him

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Quote Originally Posted by Casual_Collector View Post
    Excellent, excellent job, Matt!
    Much obliged Ryan. Thanks again for the patches, the photos don't do them justice. My little Nikon is horrible with focus in other than perfect lighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by russcal View Post
    Heya, FireFox1435!

    That is pretty darn neat! Nice simple bash of something you don't see often enough... the "other guys" flyers.

    I wouldn't worry about a pilot wearing this exact combo or not... the Russians tend to enjoy a little bit of personalization in their working uniforms. I recall a picture of a transport pilot in sweatpants, tennis shoes, and wife-beater type t-shirt!
    Thanks! That Russian uniqueness is what I was banking on with the uniform choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdn_rhino View Post
    AWESOME!!!!!!
    Thank you sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by AV8TORJoe View Post
    Nice! I like this kitbash of yours, very cool.
    Thank you. Pilots do seem to have a coolness factor all their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by santopapa View Post
    Awesome bash, and very inspiring.
    High praise coming from you sir. Your 'bashes are inspiring as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSGStank View Post
    I have to second russcal's comments.
    I appreciate the nod. Again, sorry for the poor photo quality.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    Looks good. Now we expect you to make the Hind to go with him
    I briefly toyed with the idea of making a double bubble Hind mock up cockpit set, but soon came back down to earth. The time and skills necessary are beyond me at this point. Thank you though.

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Matt, I've been awaiting this! I love it. I never would have thought of making a pilot, and now you've made me eager to do my own! He looks fantastic, and the helmet is very nicely done!
    Ask me about my custom Russian and Soviet uniforms!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    This is to awesome! Great Bash man, love it!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Great figure, great idea!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Nice!

    Now do the chopper!

    CHEERS!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Great Bash !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daewon_ton View Post
    Matt, I've been awaiting this! I love it. I never would have thought of making a pilot, and now you've made me eager to do my own! He looks fantastic, and the helmet is very nicely done!
    Thanks Wes, I'm stoked you dig him! The helmet was a PITA, and almost got shi-t canned. As you can see on the flight jacket, I also bolloxed up my patch location. For all my mistakes, he didn't turn out to bay though.

    Quote Originally Posted by privateERIC View Post
    This is to awesome! Great Bash man, love it!
    Thanks dude, that's cool of you to say so.

    Quote Originally Posted by wb taco View Post
    Great figure, great idea!
    Much obliged sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerbee View Post
    Nice!

    Now do the chopper!

    CHEERS!
    Wow, you make it sound so easy. 6th scale Hind, might as well make it full RC flight, real turbines, you need my mailing address for the money you're sending me? Thanks for your comments chum!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ephiane View Post
    Great Bash !
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    Nice figure Matt. That's not something you see everyday. Actually I think that's the first Russian helicopter pilot I've seen. You did a great job with the mods to the pants and helmet and the patches look great.
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    Matt just spectacular! You did a great figure here and very unique. I too have been wanting a Russian aviator and this makes me want to start the one I envisioned. Great job buddy!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Excellent idea and details
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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    Nice figure Matt. That's not something you see everyday. Actually I think that's the first Russian helicopter pilot I've seen. You did a great job with the mods to the pants and helmet and the patches look great.
    Thank you. I was hoping to pull this off with a few simple elements. All of the reference photos I've found of Russian helo pilots show them wearing very limited gear. Thanks for looking past my photography issues, and complimenting the figure.

    Quote Originally Posted by CXROD View Post
    Matt just spectacular! You did a great figure here and very unique. I too have been wanting a Russian aviator and this makes me want to start the one I envisioned. Great job buddy!
    Thanks Carlos! I appreciate your comments. I had issues with the helmet, and working with the patches, but the overall visual impact came out how I wanted. I think I am going to rework the flight jacket when I get a chance to find another one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Eaton Flipflop View Post
    Excellent idea and details
    Thank you so much sir!

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    LOL!

    Yeah, a 1/6 Hind would be a major undertaking!

    CHEERS!

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    The Mi-24 Hind gunship is one fugly but superbaddass helicopter that's
    for sure. I'd love to see one in 1/6th scale.


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    Very cool! never seen one before, got 9 helo pilots in my collection but they're all American. I've seen and looked inside a real Hind though, you wouldn't think it from the pic but they are actually quite small and called Bullet Traps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelchop81 View Post
    I've seen and looked inside a real Hind though, you wouldn't think it from the pic but they are actually quite small and called Bullet Traps!
    That's an interesting observation. Atleast the Apache's cockpit (I've sat in
    one before) is quite roomy and built to protect the crews survivability second
    to none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AV8TORJoe View Post
    The Mi-24 Hind gunship is one fugly but superbaddass helicopter that's
    for sure. I'd love to see one in 1/6th scale.
    Here ya' go...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STdAr1JNXIU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STdAr1JNXIU[/ame]
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    Cool! TY russcal
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    Quote Originally Posted by russcal View Post
    That's just memorising! So realistic, I really hope he only uses it (great remote piloting by the way) in friendly areas as it might get shot down!!
    Quote Originally Posted by AV8TORJoe View Post
    That's an interesting observation. Atleast the Apache's cockpit (I've sat in
    one before) is quite roomy and built to protect the crews survivability second
    to none.
    I think the bullet trap refers to the troop carrying fuselage, the pilots seem to have a lot of bullet proof glass in front of them, not sure what's underneath though!
    pukingdog: What I like about your build threads, is that they start out like chaotic car wreck footage, which morphs into great figures. Your style is fearless.

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    Holy crap, that video is amazing! I would absolutely love to have that.
    Ask me about my custom Russian and Soviet uniforms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelchop81 View Post
    I think the bullet trap refers to the troop carrying fuselage, the pilots seem to have a lot of bullet proof glass in front of them, not sure what's underneath though!
    Got it mate!
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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Okay so here's the plan. All you guys pitch in and buy me the R/C Hind, and I'll pose my pilot figure in and around and post the photos in a new thread. Wow, you guys are so generous! That is some top notch R/C flying skill in that video by the way...

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    Re: Mil Mi-24 Hind D Model Gunship Modern Russian Pilot Kit Bash

    Quote Originally Posted by FireFox1435 View Post


    Not that it really matters, but the two guys above are actually wearing a Zsh-5
    which is the helicopter version of the jet helmet worn by MiG & Sukhoi drivers.
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    Last edited by AV8TORJoe; 10-26-2012 at 13:00.
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