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Huey conversion

Postby GavinP » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:26 pm

Can a UH-1H Hog be converted into a UH-1H Slick by removing the weapon mounts? Is it as straight forward as that, in 15mm?
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby Mishima » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:57 am

I am guessing yes. Any details of the kit/model you have?
http://www.gomidesigns.co.uk
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GavinP » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:06 am

interesting!.. :)

I stumbled across a site which had the revell 1/100 Hog's.
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GARRYOWEN » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:35 am

Removing all of the weapons systems except the door guns should work just fine to turn it into a slick.

However, the question is what model of Huey you are starting with. Virtually all gunships, including hogs, were B or C model Hueys. It was not long before the D model came along with the longer fuselage, larger cargo bay, and two windows on the cargo bay doors. The D models and the later refinements such as the H, became the standard troop carrier slick.

If your model has a chin turret you may have to do some work with that.

So, if your hog model is a B or a C, you can turn it into a slick. It just may be on earlier slick than you would really like to have. But this is just a game.

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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GavinP » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:23 am

Well according to the box, they're H versions. Which is why I was confused.
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GARRYOWEN » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:02 am

I'm not sure I've ever seen a photograph or reference to an H model gunship. I did a lot of looking before I responded to your question. There were some experimental gunships that were either D or H models. I know the later N model was used as a gunship and it had an even longer fuselage I believe than the D or H. To the best of my knowledge, the N was used only by the Air Force.

I should clarify by saying that the Australians and the South Vietnamese used D or H model gunships.

Wayne Mutza was my primary source. I don't think anybody has studied the subject more than he.

However, the good news is if that kit is an H model, you are all set!

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Re: Huey conversion

Postby Mishima » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:04 pm

N is twin engine isn't it? Or am I confused.

The revell kit. https://www.emodels.co.uk/revell-1-100- ... l-kit.html
http://www.gomidesigns.co.uk
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby jimmi » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:20 am

GavinP wrote:Can a UH-1H Hog be converted into a UH-1H Slick by removing the weapon mounts? Is it as straight forward as that, in 15mm?


yup !

metal pilots and doorgunners available from Flashpoint Miniatures.
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GavinP » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:17 pm

Well, in the interests of sharing, I guess I should post this up. Don't go and buy them all until I have got my order in please...

https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/produc ... model-kit/
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby GavinP » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:18 pm

Ah. I see that's the same kit as Mishima posted. I was under the impression that 1/100 Huey Kits were rocking horse poo. Excellent.
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby Extra Crispy » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:41 pm

I picked up 6 on EvilBay for $72, shipping included...
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby alnewhaven » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:50 pm

Looks like a trip up town to Wonderland is in order!
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby Mishima » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:14 am

That was just the first hit I got when searching for H model 1/100. :good
http://www.gomidesigns.co.uk
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Re: Huey conversion

Postby Risaldar Singh » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:38 am

The Revell kit is just a reboxing of the old model and it is indeed an H model with some optional rocket pods and MGs as can be seen on the sprue photo below:

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You can use it for an Australian (which used both forward and rear pylon attachment points) or South Vietnamese gunship (with miniguns for the door gunners) or as anybody's slick if you leave the rocket pods off:

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Re: Huey conversion

Postby alnewhaven » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:20 am

Well I wandered up to Wonderland after my exam. None left!! He'd sold last 4 to some guy this morning. ( anybody else here live in Edinburgh?). But they will have more in stock he recited about 2 weeks. Ordered online to save hassle so sit back and wait
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