Author Topic: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper  (Read 631 times)

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AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:44:07 PM »
Hello,

So...time to begin. I bought an old Italeri AH-64. I'll try do build combat helicopter simmilar to AH-56 Cheyenne out of Apache. It'll be based on this picture:


Stub wings from Su-25. Stabilizers from wings of Tornado, props'n'rotors from spare box.
I love Cheyenne so let's built another incarnation of this beast :)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2020, 04:08:45 AM by Artoor_K »
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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 05:01:08 PM »
Neat build concept and you have basics thought out.  Look forward to seeing.

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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 08:13:49 PM »
Neat build concept and you have basics thought out.  Look forward to seeing.

Thanks :) Well, not all is thouht out. I'm still pondering over shape of engines. Apache has angular engines - I have to make'em sleeker, more aerodynamic. I have few ideas but I don't know if they're doable. It's easy to forget what lies in dark hole of spare box :) Maybe I'll use 1/32 RBS-15 missiles to make engines - they have cool intake :) Maybe I'll bought Italeri 1/48 Cobra to cut out engines? Everything is considered :)
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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 02:32:30 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 02:44:42 AM »
Some more images to assist you:









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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 02:49:36 AM »
Is it going to be a cargo helicopter? "C" = Cargo in the US DoD designation system.
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Re: CH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 04:08:19 AM »
Is it going to be a cargo helicopter? "C" = Cargo in the US DoD designation system.

I thought of "C" for "combat", I've forgot that "C" is for cargo here. My mistake.
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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 04:26:03 AM »
Today I had to order 1/72 Zvezda Su-25 to use it as a parts donor. 1/48 engines of Su-25 are simply too big. I hope I'll be able to use them without major surgery.
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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 03:22:36 AM »
Let the fun begin!

And here is how my 1/48 Apache looks now. Engines and wings are from Zvezda Su-25. Tail prop is from 1/72 Orion.


Viev from above


Horizontals. I'll use grey or olive green, I don't know.


Vertical from 1/72 Su-25 with 1/48 Spitfire tail wheel.


Nose turret with cannon


Landing gear legs from 1/48 SU-25. These two grey parts (from 1/48 C-47) I'll glue on engines to make'em more massive.
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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2021, 05:47:43 AM »
Me likey so far . . .  :smiley:
Looking at the pictures in #4, I think green for the tailplanes . . .


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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 06:37:09 AM »
Looking at the pictures in #4, I think green for the tailplanes . . .

As you wish :)

So...gear legs, tailplane and wings are glued. Turret and front systems are ready too.

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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 06:41:43 AM »
This really looks like a believable upgrade/evolution of the AH-56 Cheyenne.

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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 07:44:13 AM »
Really like this.

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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 06:34:19 AM »
There's a lot to like here.  Onward!

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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2021, 09:18:56 AM »
Looking good !

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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2021, 11:32:47 PM »
Good stuff!  :smiley: 
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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 05:23:45 AM »
Thanks guys :)

I need to make rotor blades shorter to make them simmilar to Cheyenne ones.
There was some struggle with cockpit glass fit but after some sanding Cochiti is ready for primer.
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Re: AH-64 Cochiti 1/48 compound chopper
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:59:44 PM »
Hmm! that does look good   :smiley:  :smiley: :smiley: