1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Figure In !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:31 pm

Hinge detail not in the directions.



The top slide tube was cast in resin and it will be a good idea to drill it out just a wee bit so things will slide easier.

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:57 am

Here is the latest Hind update .

Full disclosure .

Apprx 4-5 months ago I sent the small parts out to have them made by another guy.

I gave him about $200 or so to pay for the resin and RTV

At the time everything was hunky dory.

Fast forward 2-3 months he did not touch the project because he was having family issues .

2 months ago he promised me that he would have 6 sets for me ready to ship on that Friday.

No sets show up and he does not answer the phone.

This goes on for 3-4 weeks not answering the phone and no reply to texting.

3 weeks ago he finally picked up and said that he will send everything that he has back to me.
Including the molds that he did make.

I get everything back and he was able to make a few parts.

The parts he made were beautiful !!

But not enough for a kit .

So I convinced him to try and finish this project with me and I gave him another $100 as an incentive and shipped the molds back to him .

He said that he should be able to send the first order " next week".

That week goes by no response no answer to texting.

Last week he finally pics up and said that he will get back on it but does not know when he can ship.

This week I have gotten a gallon unit of RTV and will be making those small parts.

I basically have wasted 6 months waiting for him to make the parts.

6 months waiting for parts just pizzed away.

So I am back to square one and have about 1/2 the molds made that I need for the small parts and by this weekend they will all have been made.

Work allowing next week I think that I will have the parts to ship.

I am angry about this situation , and your patience is truly appreciated.

So this is the broken record saying just another 2 weeks.

This time I have control on the situation and it will be NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS .

Hopefully less.

Matthew
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by Keith B » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:18 am

So we may have our models by the end of this month????That would be awesome!!!!!!

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by grunt1 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:03 pm

Hey gang, I was so worried about my Hind that I flew down to New Orleans to check in on it personally!

Just kidding, I was there doing some research at the National WWII museum and had the honor and privilege of meeting the actual Mr. and Mrs. Picklehaube in person. They treated me to a excellent shrimp dinner and I got to hold a hind in my own hands.

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This thing is a beast! Both in size, scale and sheer part quantity. I believe it would be fair to say it’s the most extensive 1:18 scale production done so far outside of those multi-thousand dollar eastern European wizards.

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Pickle was kind enough to let me take a few photos of the Hind factory. Pickle's shop reminded me of the photos you occasionally see posted of a WWII factory production line.

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Pickle said it was ok to post there pics so here you go!
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by mutt71 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:07 pm

Holy Moly! Those Hinds are out of this world. Anyone lucky enough to be on the owners list, are going to be very happy. From the sounds of it the delays in production not of Pickle's doing at all. He persevered and brought the model production run through to completion. Being a new member here, I have been impressed with his talents and his carrying through on his projects. Hats off to you sir on a job well done!

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by YT » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:58 pm

Great story Grunt1, thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by normandy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:09 am

Your a lucky man Grunt, must have been a sight to be in Pickelhaube's shop.
You two must have had plenty to talk about, plus the National WWII museum....sounds like a great trip.

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by p51 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:40 pm

Got to see the MI-24 Hind fly at the Nellis AFB Airshow this past weekend. Quite the treat to see fly in person! Made me think about this thread and the great work Picklehaube has put into it!

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by YT » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:56 pm

Those pictures are amazing!
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:08 pm

Yes they are !!
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:15 am

Finally some good news.

The first batch of kits should go out today or Tuesday.

Recipients have been contacted and I will post the shipping costs.

If I have not contacted you for your address , yours is not ready to be shipped.

Once I get the Ebay buyers wrapped up , I will be going down the list.

Unfortunately you multiple buyers will get only one kit at this time .

Hopefully the next batch of kits will go out next week .

I will contact you for your mailing address .

IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT ME WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AT TIME OF SHIPPING ,
YOU WILL GET BUMPED FOR THE NEXT GUY DOWN THE LIST.

REMEMBER I WILL CONTACT YOU FIRST.

Once the last kit is shipped full builds will commence.
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by rschaap » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:39 am

That is awesome news. :D

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:31 pm

I just shipped out 6 kits and the average price was $30 counting shipping materials .

So when I contact you please send $30 via paypal , check or money order.

Thanks guys.
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Production will Start This Weeke

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:29 am

YT-----------------------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
PVANROY------------------ x 2
SALTYMARINE-------------Full build !!
LEE PATERSON------------Full Build !! The first !! Green on tan
BLACK DRAGON ONE -----Full Build !! Modern green on light gray
COREY-D
TOM EDWARDS X 4 ---3 full builds !!!!!!!!!!!!! 1x Brown on tan
KERRY MOZINGO---------Full build ?
SLOGAN-----------------Full build !! Brown on tan
ROBBIE PIERCE
MORGUHN
JORGE BAHAMONDE X 2 !! Pm
Jay !!!
Grunt -----------------full build !!
Helo Driver
Alf
TOOL
Hellpop
Margras 77------------Full build 11 Green on tan
C130IM X 2 !!!
Keith B
Harden Steel------------Full build !! Green on gray
NSA----------------------Full build !!! Green on Gray
Bird Dog
Rschaap
Nash
Fred D ( e-bay )-------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Darren from Canada
Ron L (e-bay )----------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Brian W (e-bay)--------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Joseph A (e-bay)------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
John L (e-bay)---------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Lance (e-bay)
Feris from Mexico
Xavier (e-bay)



42 kits !!!

13 full builds !!![/quote]

ON DECK

PLEASE HAVE YOUR ADDRESS ON YOUR PAYPAL ( STATE THAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR SHIPPING ON THE HIND)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY YOUR $30 FOR SHIPPING.

Pvanroy
Corey-D
Robbie Pierce
Morguhn
Lance (ebay ) shipping paid
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by margras77 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 am

Man that's fantastic! The big finale

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:29 am

OK

I trying to get these guys out for Wendsday




Pvanroy
Corey-D
Robbie Pierce
Morguhn
Lance (ebay ) shipping paid
Xavier (e-bay) shipping paid

Please send your address and $30 for shipping now.

Please state what you are paying for on paypal.

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This sums it up with me having to make hundreds and hundreds of parts.

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On deck.

JORGE BAHAMONDE X 1
Jay !!!
Helo Driver
Alf
TOOL

Sorry guys these will be the last guys before Christmas .

If I can get them out .
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by HardenSteel » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Sent pm

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:23 am

Wednesday came and went. I trying to get these guys out Today or Tues .

My real work has stepped up for the holidays and the time is in a crunch to get these things out.




Pvanroy--------ship paid
Corey-D--------ship paid
Robbie Pierce---ship paid
Morguhn--------bumped
Lance (ebay ) shipping paid
Xavier (e-bay) shipping paid

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On deck.

JORGE BAHAMONDE X 1 self deferred
Jay !!!
Helo Driver
Alf

Please send your address and $30 for shipping NOW .

Please state what you are paying for on paypal.

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Sorry guys these will be the last kits before Christmas .

If I can get them out .
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind Production will Start This Weeke

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:55 am

I have separated the orders kits and Full builds to make a shipping tally.


YT------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
PVANROY------------------ x 2 -----------------x1---SHIPPED
COREY-D----------------------------------------------SHIPPED
ROBBIE PIERCE---------------------------------------SHIPPED
MORGUHN----------------------------------------------------------------BUMPED
JORGE BAHAMONDE X 2 !! Pm------------------------------------------SELF DEFERED
Jay !!!---------------------------------------------------------------------SELF DEFERED
Helo Driver---------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Alf------------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Hellpop-------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
TOOL---------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
C130IM X 2 !!!----------------------------------------- X 1 SHIPPED
Keith B-------------------------------------------------- SHIPPED
Bird Dog------------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Rschaap-------------------------------------------------OD
Nash-----------------------------------------------------OD
Darren from Canada
Feris from Mexico
Fred D ( e-bay )----------------------------------------SHIPPED
Ron L (e-bay )------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Brian W (e-bay)----------------------------------------SHIPPED
Joseph A (e-bay)---------------------------------------SHIPPED
John L (e-bay)------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Lance (e-bay)-------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Xavier (e-bay)------------------------------------------SHIPPED
Greg ( e-bay )------------------------------------------SHIPPED





FULL BUILDS


SALTYMARINE-------------Full build !! Brown on Tan
LEE PATERSON------------Full Build !! The first !! Green on tan --Cold War
BLACK DRAGON ONE -----Full Build !! Green on light gray--------Modern
TOM EDWARDS X 5 ---3 full builds !!!!!!!!!!!!! 1x Brown on tan Afghan War
KERRY MOZINGO---------Full build ?
SLOGAN-----------------Full build !! Brown on tan-----------------Afghan War
Grunt -----------------full build !!
Margras 77------------Full build !! Green on tan-------------------Cold War
Harden Steel------------Full build !! Green on gray----------------Modern
NSA----------------------Full build !!! Green on Gray--------------Modern
Fue ( ebay)--------------Full build !! Green on tan.----------------Cold War
C130IM-------------------Full Build !!green on Gray----------------Modern
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by Black_Dragon_One » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:27 am

Pm
whats up doc....

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by grunt1 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Great HD video of a pair of Hinds firing their full compliment of rockets.

https://youtu.be/N4JhkjtCnVQ?t=60

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Post by pickelhaube » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:02 am

On Deck .

Jay !!!----------------Defered
Helo Driver----------shipping paid
Alf--------------------Shipping paid
TOOL----------------shipping paid

Please pay your $30 now.

I sent a kit to Belgium and it cost $67.45 .

All the boxes are the same.

These will be the last kits to go out before the holidays.

If payment for shipping is not received or if you choose to defer by next Monday your order will be bumped to the next guy in line.
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:06 am

Hey Guys,

With the end of the year quickly approaching .

I will give you the latest semi update.

My son is in town for the Holidays and I would like to take a couple of weeks off of the HIND .

Believe me I do need a break from it. I am starting to dream of being in my shop pouring pieces all night long.

That my friends is a NIGHTMARE.

I would like to thank 3 special people who have helped out with this project in so many ways .

First is Jay .

Without his 3D skills this project would never have gotten started.

2nd is T-bird

Without his financial backing and support this project would have been stalled.

3rd is Grunt

In the 11th hour his 3D skills input saved the day on the rocket pods and other pieces going into the hundreds .


And thank you to the other 40 supporters who have invested your time and money in the making of this project.

THANK YOU AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!
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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by rschaap » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:23 am

Thank you Matt for your constant work supporting the hobby and to those that made the Hind a reality. Merry Christmas and enjoy your families.

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Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Post by margras77 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Yeah, merry christmas matt!

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