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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Piaseki H-16
JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:30 AM UTC
Back in 1955 the biggest helicopter was the PIASEKI YH-16 TRANSPORTER. REVELL kitted one in 1/96 as part of their Air Power Series. Let''s look it over.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

Revell did not specifically kit "1/100" scale when this model came out, although they did eventually did market the scale. AHM had an impressive line of 1/100 (plus or minus) aircraft from 1927 to modern jets.

Older 1/100 run the spectrum from junk-toys to delightful little kits. Tamiya also had a substantial line of 1/100 modern jets and helicopters, the 1/100 Scale Mini-Jet Series of the early 1970's. Those are delightful little kits with recessed panel lines.

Most 1/100 scale aircraft are great lil' gems. I have many and intend to present these little known and under-appreciated kits as I build them. Others are:

Tamiya 1/100 BAC Lightning F.Mk.6

Tamiya 1/100 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II

Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell Douglas F-4K / M

Tamiya 1/100 Lockheed F-104J/G

Tamiya 1/100 Me 163 & Me 262 Set

Tamiya 1/100 MiG 19 Farmer

Tamiya 1/100 Republic F-105D

Tamiya 1/100 Saab Draken

Tamiya 1/100 Saab AJ 37 Viggen

Tamiya 1/100 Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane

Other 1/100 Aircraft:

Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" by AHM

F4B-4 Boeing 99 by AHM

Grumman F3F-3 by AHM

F-4E Phantom II by AHM

Focke-Wulf 190 A-5 by Doyusha

Fi 156 Storch by Faller

V1 & V2 & Trailer set by Faller

F-4F Phantom II by Roskopf

When able, I will post the A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair II, A-6 Intruder, F-8 Crusader, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, Kfir, Mirage III, MiG-21, UH-1 Huey, AH-1 Cobra, H-3 Sea King, C-47, and any others I can find!

Model railroaders and war gamers of OO [1/76] through TT [1/120] (including E and QO SCALE [1/96], OOC SCALE [1/100], 3mm SCALE and TM SCALE {a version of TT}[1/101.6]) desiring aircraft had, and still suffer, a relatively small field to choose from. Accurate Miniatures, AHM, Doyusha, Faller, Revell, Roskopf, Takara, Tamiya and others fill the void with a good selection of common and popular aircraft c.1927 - present.

Enjoy!
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Hi Fred

Nice one! I love these trips down memory lane - a lot of them cover the kits I saw advertised on the backs of US-import comics back in the '60s, but which were never on the shelves of my LHS. In many cases your reviews are my first chance to see "for real" what I missed out on all those years ago...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
this revell piaseki h-16 helicopter today is a classic model. good stuff.
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 04:13 AM UTC
Excellent. I also enjoy the older goodies. They are fun the build and add any detail you would like. Plus it doesn't take a bank loan to get one. I think I have two or three of these all for under 10 buck each. Can't beat it. Many of these old kits were never seen where I grew up. My models in those days came from Kresties the forerunner of K Mark.
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 07:38 PM UTC

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My models in those days came from Kresties the forerunner of K Mark.



I remember Kresties! I remember buying the Revell P-40E, Stuka, ME 109...
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Considering this kit when new cost less than 1$US when it first hit the shelves it's a gem.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
Classic, thanks for sharing Fred. I love the surface details, the minor amount of flash to deal with 😳 and the political correctness in the instructions "Revell H-O . . . . A man's train . . . "

And that silver plastic, so many builds from my early years that ended up being more cement than styrene just to keep them together.

Cheers, D