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1/35 Helo Crew Figures: Updated Oct '18
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Live-Resin has its new modern helo crew figures available. They include pilots, USAF door gunners, a USAF H-bar Fast Rope rig, and three PJs/SF Operators for the back. All the sets look awesome.

The pilots are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests, HGU-56/P helmets, and contain cyclic and collective grips as well.



The door gunners are wearing AIR WARRIOR SYSTEM (PSGC) vests and HGU-56/P helmets.



The H-bar fast rope set is an older USAF style used on MH/HH-60G Pave Hawks.  It was replaced with the FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System, Army type) starting in the mid-2000's. All USAF HH-60Gs have the FRIES bar now.  It is not appropriate for US Army MH-60Ls. 


FRIES mount


The three PJs/SF Operators include two seated and one kneeling figure.



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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
More pics of Live-Resin's upcoming HH-60G crew and GIBs.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
pictures of shizuoka show shows HK blackhawk with resin pilots and a guy sliding down the rope
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Nope, these were all that were announced.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Hay Gino,

Thanks for the heads up on these, were any other figures mentioned as well?

Cheers

Kylie
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 04:58 PM UTC
Great pics & reference info, thanks!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
Live-Resin has announced a pilot/crew and GIBs (Guys in Back) set for the upcoming Kitty Hawk USAF HH-60G kit. They will also include the USAF FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System) rig that is mounted on the ceiling in the below pic. Hopefully they will offer the pilots/crew chiefs as a separate kit since they could be used in any modern H-60 kit.

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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Reedoak continues their helo accessories with a vintage SPH-3C helicopter helmet as used by the US Navy, USCG and also many foreign countries from the 70s to late 80s/early 90s era. This is a separate item that was formerly available on their standing USN helo pilot that is featured above.



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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC

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It would be great a pair of 1/35 seated pilots during Desert Shield / Desert Storm for the MRC AH-1W.



You could use Reedoak's Vietnam -'80s pilots for this. I am not sure what type helmets the USMC helo pilots were wearing at that time though. They may have been the SPH-4 as on the figures. They might have been the same type USN helo pilots were wearing, the SPH-3C as on their new USN helo pilot above though.


You could also use Academy's Vietnam Helo Crew figures or Bravo 6's Vietnam pilots, but with the same concern about the helmets.



Thank you.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC

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...any news about a "figures only" release?



Kitty Hawk has started selling the 6-figure set of two pilots and four operators as a separate item.

This was posted on their Facebook page,




They are on the way, should be, according to the tracking number and Canada Post, delivered tomorrow, the 19th.

Thank you Gino (again & again)



Good deal. Glad it worked out for you. The figures are really nice. Yo will like them a lot.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC

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It would be great a pair of 1/35 seated pilots during Desert Shield / Desert Storm for the MRC AH-1W.



You could use Reedoak's Vietnam -'80s pilots for this. I am not sure what type helmets the USMC helo pilots were wearing at that time though. They may have been the SPH-4 as on the figures. They might have been the same type USN helo pilots were wearing, the SPH-3C as on their new USN helo pilot above though.


You could also use Academy's Vietnam Helo Crew figures or Bravo 6's Vietnam pilots, but with the same concern about the helmets.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC

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...any news about a "figures only" release?



Kitty Hawk has started selling the 6-figure set of two pilots and four operators as a separate item.

This was posted on their Facebook page,




They are on the way, should be, according to the tracking number and Canada Post, delivered tomorrow, the 19th.

Thank you Gino (again & again)
pmontero
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC
It would be great a pair of 1/35 seated pilots during Desert Shield / Desert Storm for the MRC AH-1W. Regards

Pablo Montero
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Reedoak has another Naval rotary wing aviator figure available. This time, a pilot wearing an SPH-3C helmet and SV-2B survival vest which is appopriate for the pilot of any USN helicopter from the 80s or the 90s.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC

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...any news about a "figures only" release?



Kitty Hawk has started selling the 6-figure set of two pilots and four operators as a separate item.

This was posted on their Facebook page,

"Little Bird crew & Soldiers order $25.+ S&H

email to order: sophialynm@gmail.com"

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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.




Hi Gino, any news about a "figures only" release? I'm not going to buy another chopper with the figures included. Money is way too tight for me to do this
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
I have felt a certain watering in my mouth. Specially the non pilot crew figures are mind tickleing. I wished they were available in 1/72 too.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC

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is that the Dragon helicopter kit or is Kitty Hawks?

i'm not familiar with this area of modelling but that helicopter and those figures really look tempting!



That is the new Kitty Hawk AH/MH-6J kit. It looks really nice.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC

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Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.






is that the Dragon helicopter kit or is Kitty Hawks?

i'm not familiar with this area of modelling but that helicopter and those figures really look tempting!
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC
those figures look amazing, i am sorely tempted to have a go at building a "little bird" and those resin figures.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 06:04 AM UTC
More new stuff from Reedoak.

This time they are seated Vietnam to late '80s pilots wearing SPH-4 helmets.





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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:56 PM UTC
Black Ops Models has announced a set of modern Littlebird pilots to go with their AH/MH-6M conversion sets. They look really nice and are mounted on seats for the aircraft so they should fit in them well.


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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC
Reedoak brings us a few Vietnam items with a pilot preping for flight, a standing pilot, a couple Chicken plate body armor vests, and a Vietnam to '90s era SPH-4 Helicopter Helmet. There are two versions of the helmet available; Vietnam era and more modern with velcro patches on the rear to mount NVG batteries.

Vietnam: left in 1/35, center in 1/48. The one right in 1/35 is post-vietnam with velcro patches on the back.


Pilots; 1/35 and 1/48.



Chicken plate body armor


Pilots and helmet w/UH-1C

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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 08:19 PM UTC
Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.



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