Mil Mi-24 Hind in 1/72 Scale, Eduard Boxing of Zvezda Kits

These are my most recent completions, a pair of Eduard Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters in 1/72 scale. The plastic is actually Zvezda molds, Eduard boxes these as a Dual Combo.  Included in the box are two complete Zvezda Mi-24s, some resin bits, two frets of PE for each kit, a photo book with captions in Czech, and a Zvezda sprue with early Hind parts included for weapons.  The kit includes twelve marking options, mostly Czech schemes including some of Tiger Meet helos.

These are my first helicopters. I did not anticipate any particular differences from modeling fixed wing aircraft, but was surprised as they were a little more complex than I expected.  The kits provide for several variants and optional equipment configurations.  Here my unfamiliarity with the type worked against me.  Fit of the parts is generally good, but the canopies are over engineered and were a struggle to get on.  I also fought with colors on the Russian helo and I’m still not entirely convinced I got it right.