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  • Custom UH-34 Model

    I found the following website and order a custom painted UH-34D model in HMM-363 markings to commemorate YZ-77.

    http://www.modelbuffs.com/index.php?...el&id=163&no=1



    YZ-77 was shot down on May 14, 1967. Mike Tripp (Tripper) was crewchief and the pilot was Dan Smithson; I was the co-pilot).

    The model has a 16 inch long fuselage and a main rotor diameter of 18 inches.

    I ordered the model shown on the website as a white-top VIP S-58. I contacted the company which is located in England through their website and asked if they could custom paint the model inHMM-363 markings completed with the Lucky Lion on the nose. The representative assured me they could. The custom hand-painting added about $50 to the model cost.

    I sent in several pictures of HMM-363 aircraft form the spring of 1967 and specified how I wished the model marked. I also sent a close up image of the nose art for the artist.

    The models are actually hand carved and hand-painted in the Philippines. Before they shipped the model to me they sent pictures for my approval. There were a couple of minor issues with the details (no exhaust stacks and YZ 77 in large white markings on the side of the fuselage) which I asked them to correct.

    The model arrived in beautiful condition and is extremely well-built. The main rotor hub is metal and the main rotor blades have metal pins to slide them into the main rotor hub.

    Attached are pictures of the final product.

    Modelbuffs can custom make any model aircraft.

    LOOKING FOR HELICOPTER MODELS THAT ARE NOT LISTED?
    If your desired Private Helicopter Models, Civilian Helicopter Models, Military Helicopter Models or Search and Rescue Helicopter Models are not listed ModelBuffs.com can still produce any model, type or size that you may require. If we have not made a particular model airplane before then we will get scale plans and use our own digital pictures of the aircraft or get them from stock sources. You can also supply your own digital pictures or URL reference by attaching them to the "custom made form" which you can access by clicking below. Once we have your request we will arrange to send you a quotation by return email within 24 hours.
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  • #2
    Corrected!

    The corrected unit looks good!! Do they do phrogs??
    Semper Fidelis
    Joe


    Phu Bai tower:
    YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
    Remember, These are "A" models!
    YW-11 BuNo-151939
    '65 Model CH-46A

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    • #3
      According to their website they can do any model aircraft Here is the link for the CH-46 model:

      http://www.modelbuffs.com/index.php?...el&id=661&no=1

      All they need is a picture of the markings you want on it. They also will make the name plaque for you.

      Hope this helps.

      Paul

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      • #4
        Phrog model

        Thanks Paul, I'll check it out!
        Semper Fidelis
        Joe


        Phu Bai tower:
        YW-11 for Phu Bai DASC-
        Remember, These are "A" models!
        YW-11 BuNo-151939
        '65 Model CH-46A

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