Hughes 500E Question

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  1. Rogi

    Rogi Active Member

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    I'm trying to find a kit for the Hughes 500E (for the North Korean Variant)

    Is the 1/35 DML (Dragon) MD-500E my best bet? It has a specific cockpit canopy and I had thought of making it from Academy's 500D Military version and converting, but it seems too different of a model vs the E or is this reasonable to do?

    Is there anyone in our group that knows of any other MD-500E kits?

    and one more question :D

    Would anyone trade or sell their Dragon MD 500E kit if they have it :D

    Thanks all for any help :)
     
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    #2 Wurger, Mar 28, 2014
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    The Profiline and AZmodel offer a 1/72 scale replic of the MD 500E

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    Also you may try to find the Academy 1/48 HUGHES 500MD ASW or better the Astrokit 1/48 Breda Nardi NH-500E/MD

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  3. Rogi

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    Thank you so much Wurger :) although I can't use the E model from Profiline, it has the wrong canopy (I need a earlier version canopy, it has an extra spar bar on the canopy)

    So far the only visible variant in the Parade last July was the E model converted into Military use. I know they purchased some D models as well (Academy makes an excellent TOW D version) but not sure if these are still in service :D or if we'll see anymore soon.
    Thank you so much for the 1/48 Breda Nardi NH-500E/MD that hit I havn't even noticed :D I'll check if its on the bay :)
     
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    Seen lots of Academy 1/48s on eBay for cheap but the revues aren't very favorable. Can't remember which model site it was. ARC, Modeling Madness or Hyperscale.

    Geo
     
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