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AH-6M Conversion
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 06:25 AM UTC
Black Ops Models is a resin company out of Australia with their second H6 Conversion set, which is an extensive set to convert the 1/35 Dragon AH-6J to the current AH-6M Little Bird as flown by the 160th SOAR



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Thanks!
Removed by original poster on 01/14/15 - 03:00:38 (GMT).
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC
Thanks for posting this Richard. It is really a great conversion set.
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:35 PM UTC
Excellent review, Gino.
WarWheels
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 06:35 PM UTC
After seeing reviews of other Black Ops products I bought this conversion, sight unseen.

Gino's review pretty much is spot on. It's beautiful, but pricey. BUT, you get what you pay for too.. as it's definitely worth the money to me.

BTW, Black Ops' shipping cost from Australia to the US was very reasonable.
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:34 PM UTC
There has been discussion on ARC helo DG about the availability of the base kit being a sticking point.

I will cross post this here having posted the notice in the helo group, but noodling around last night I found there is one on US Ebay now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DRAGON-1-35-AH-6J-LITTLE-BIRD-NIGHTSTALKERS-3527-Sealed-Parts-/301488446649?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item46321c9cb9

Looks like the seller has a really eclectic inventory, but a long track record and good history.
I also noticed that there are 5 people 'watching' it, so maybe the bids shoot up in the last 5 min.

The starting price is pretty steep for my blood, but if your pockets are deep (-er than mine) and the need is great. Here you go.

That and last I was there Hobby Emporium in Tyngsboro MA had one on the shelf for most of US$50.