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1/35 Helo Crew Figures: Updated Oct '17
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 03:23 AM GMT+7
Reedoak continues with more great figure releases.

US Navy NAS ground crew, sitting inside, reading documents.




US Navy helicopter crew with CMU-33/P, sitting at door.



US Navy helicopter crew with CMU-33/P, sitting on floor.



US Navy deck crew sitting inside airplane, checking instruments. Could be in a helo as well.



US Army or Air Force helicopter instructors: Standing, with ball cap and sunglasses or without sunglasses.




Bravo 6 also has a couple new helo figures.

B6-35098 US Helo Crew(2) Briefing


HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Bravo 6 shows more pics of their new set, "Saddlin' Up".

US Helo Crew(1) Saddlin' Up includes two figures getting ready for flight. They wear typical uniform of Nomex two piece flight suit, Chicken Plate armor, GS/FRP-1 Flight Gloves, and AFH-1 helmets.

The figures are great to display with Vietnam War Hueys and can also be used with other helicopters of the period like OH-6A, OH-13, OH-58A, AH-1G Cobras, etc.



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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:34 PM GMT+7
Reedoak has added another modern helo pilot figure to their lineup.

Modern US Navy Helicopter Pilot with CMU-33P helmet.




There is also another version of this figure looking up as opposed to down.
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 01:48 AM GMT+7

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I believe USMC/Navy helo pilots at the time were wearing the same helmet as the Army was; SPH-4. They were also wearing the same style survival vest. If that is the case, your best option may be the Verlinden Cobra Pilot figure. You may have to add a flotation collar for him though.




Thank you very much - I might even have it somewhere in the stash. the seal on the box top picture actually belongs to a now-defunct but in its time legendary hobby shop in Budapest:)

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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Bravo 6

AirCav Officer



Another great figure for Vietnam helos. His face shows a great likeness to Warrant Officer Malcolm Robert Doremus aka "Mal", Air Cavalry, at Khe Sanh, 1971. He was said to be the model for Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" character, Col. Kilgore.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 04:24 AM GMT+7
I believe USMC/Navy helo pilots at the time were wearing the same helmet as the Army was; SPH-4. They were also wearing the same style survival vest. If that is the case, your best option may be the Verlinden Cobra Pilot figure. You may have to add a flotation collar for him though.

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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 12:17 AM GMT+7
I see, thank you Gino.

HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 01:58 PM GMT+7
The deck crew would be fine for a late '80s to early '90s AH-1W. The pilot is probably too modern.
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7
Would the ReedOak navy pilot and the deck crew fit the AH-1W in its late 80's-early 90's configuration (gray-black-green camo)?

HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 01:27 AM GMT+7
Bravo 6 announces two new figures.

US Helo Crew (1) Saddlin' Up. A pair of helicopter crewmen preparing for flight in Vietnam.

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HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
Reedoak has a couple more 1/35 Helo pilots available.

Walking USN helo pilot.




US Army crew chief seated in the cargo door. He is wearing the maxillofacial shield on his helmet.



There is also an option to get this figure without the maxillofacial shield.


Keep an eye on Reedoak as they have more helo figures coming in the future.
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 07:41 PM GMT+7
Nice updates Gino. Great to keep this going. It is very helpful to have all this info in one place. I wish there are more threads like these on every subject
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HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:55 PM GMT+7
NVGs are normally worn w/out the visor.
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Let's say you want to add two pilots with NVG, is it more logical to add a head with the visor up or down? I've never seen it in a movie, then again there's so many errors in a war movie that I cannot trust them for this.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:45 PM GMT+7
Here are some pics of the Live-Resin resin heads. They look really good to me. Nice job.



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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 07:10 PM GMT+7
thank you Gino
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 09:06 AM GMT+7
Reedoak now has seated, modern helo figures. Reedoak has quite a few figures now.





The Live-Resin helmets could be used on the Academy OH-58D figures. I still think they are pretty good for modern(ish) figures. They still work for me since flight suits and body armor haven't changed that much. With new helmets, they should look great.
ubisuck
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Bonjour Gino, great job as always but it brings one question about the Live Resins heads. Where to find the rest of the bodies? Seated preferably?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 01:12 AM GMT+7
Live-Resin has released three sets of modern helo pilots and crewman heads wearing HGU-56 helmets in 1/35. Each set has six helmets/heads in it (three forward facing and 3 side looking). They include: no visor, visor, and visor w/maxillofacial shield. They also have a set of the NVGs and battery cases to mount on the helmets as well.

They are available now at the Live-Resin website: https://models-hobby.com/

Here they are.




And the NVG set.



Helmets w/NVGs.


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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 03:32 AM GMT+7
Bravo 6 new helo figure set reviews are available below.


Pilots


Doorgunners


M23 Doorgun Set
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 - 10:35 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike. Hopefully it is a helpful thread. I have a couple of updates as well.

Bravo 6
US Heli Doorgunners w/M23
is a set of two very nice gunners w/the M23 doorgun system for a Huey. The set also includes PE boom mikes and PE for the guns.



They also offer the M23 Doorguns as a separate set.



Reedoak
This is a new company out of France offering 3-D printed figures. The level of detail is awesome. They are staring with modern US helicopter crewmen and some USN Carrier Deck Crewmen to go with the Academy MH-60S. You can find them at their website here. They have a bunch more planned, so keep an eye on them.

US Army Helo Crewman

USN Carrier Deck Crewmen
youngtiger1
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 - 05:55 AM GMT+7
Just saw this and I must say...dang Gino, you sure put some effort into this. Gathering all that data takes bit of a work. Thanks for doing it as it sure helps a lot to know what's out there

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 06:21 PM GMT+7
Holy crap guys! ... If those choices don't get your Helo dios off the ground, I don't know what will!!!