Monday, 2 November 2015

Team Yankee - Hind Kit Preview

Hello All

After a small break last week we are back with another Team Yankee Monday post. Today we are going to take a very quick look at the new Hind plastic kit.
Battlefront very kindly sent over a picture of the sprue so lets have a look at it.

As Phil talked about in the podcasts we did with him, the model seems to be made with as few pieces as possible, it looks as if the hull and fins will go together very quickly. Having said that it's still around 35 pieces if you use all the bits on the sprue. We lack an idea of scale but while Fez was at Essen he saw a soft resin version of the Hind which gives you an idea of scale (see here).

Now I just need my six Hinds to arrive and cue the Ride of the Valkyries music.

Ben

14 comments:

  1. looks to be 1/144th scale, could be wrong but un any case I like it!

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  2. Actually I think Phil on the 2nd TY podcast said the helos would be 1:100th and the fast air 1:144th scale...

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  3. Indeed, Phil was very clear about the 1:100th scale of the helicopters.
    The plastic Hind looks like a very nice piece of kit. this is looking better and better.

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  4. Scale consistent with how they've treated things in Tour of Duty. In 1/100th the Hind is going to take up a fair bit of table.....6 is going to be busy :)

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  5. detailed kit to build. It's going to look excellent! An iconic beast of the cold war.

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  6. Great! This game will be a must have!

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  7. All I see is a future of broken rotors. Those connectors are tiny and look very flimsy.

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  9. Why not make the rotors clear plastic disks to simulate flight?

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    1. I rather like them not being disk. But it isn't a stretch for clear disk to be made or bought online for this.

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    1. Flames of War website says 27 November.

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