Monogram's 1/48 Scale
Mil Mi-24 Hind
by Chip Jean
Mil Mi-24 Hind
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This is Monogram's 1/48th scale Mi-24 Hind with the Cobra cockpit, a
Cobra weapons set and finished in Bulgarian markings from the Linden
Hill's "Bush War Hinds, Collection 1" decal sheet. Other than the resin
goodies and aftermarket decals, the only additional work done to the kit
was to rescribe the raised panel lines. This kit has been around for
years, so no review of it is really necessary.
The Cobra cockpit is a real beauty with excellent detail and a nearly
perfect fit. The weapons set is another gem. You get four UB-20-80
rocket pods, four AT-6 ATM launchers and four pylons with intricate
detail molded into the bottom for use with the rocket pods. That detail
on the bottom of the pylons came in
handy since I could only fit one rocket pod on each wing.
The Linden Hill decals are some of the best I've ever seen. Perfect
registration, very colorful, and easy to work with. You get options for
15 different aircraft along with a 12 page, color, instruction booklet.
I couldn't find any color photos of a Bulgarian Hind, so I matched
colors as close as I could from the color drawing in the Linden Hill
instruction booklet. I settled on FS16473 ADC Gray for the bottom and
RLM 02, RLM 83, and Japanese Army green for the top. Is it accurate?
Probably not! Do I care? Nope, I got the look I wanted.
Finally, thanks to Hyperscalers Bob Binder & Don Edbing who both came
through with replacement canopies when I FUBARed mine. I won't say whose
I used, but thanks to both of those gentlemen.
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2005 by Chip Jean
Page Created 20 April, 2005
Last Updated 20 April, 2005
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