MI24 Scratch Built Model

A Scratch Built Model Like No Other - Mil 24

Jun 16 2011

Fully scratch built, this model took just over 15 years (8000-10,000 hours) to complete. Begun in Kiev (Ukraine), in 1986 this masterpiece was profoundly difficult to construct due to the extreme scarcity of information on it. Be sure to click on photos for higher resolution versions.

In 1986 the Mil-24 was still a top secret piece of military equipment. A set of blueprints was ultimately obtained from the manufacturer and over 1000 photographs were used to ensure complete accuracy in the reproduction. Built by Alex Sklyar from Precise Modeling.

The Hind is molded out of 1.5 mm acrylic and clad with 0.1 mm aluminum sheeting. All parts are crafted from either aluminum, brass, titanium, stainless steel or silver, including working hinges made of solid silver to prevent corrosion.

This helicopter has many authentic features including: linked controls (pedals that work in parallel motion), a battery powered motor that spins the main and tail rotor in the actual ratio of the original, adjustable tail rotor pitch, fabric covered stabilizer, landing gear with pneumatic rubber tires, compressible shocks, working lights, locks ,fans, aim able guns and titanium engine parts.

Complete accuracy is followed right down to the rivets and screws whose diameter and separation are kept to scale.

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Categories: Aviation, Misc

Tags: helicopter, model making, scratch built


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