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1/35 Helo Crew Figures: Updated Jul '18
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Reedoak has another Naval rotary wing aviator figure available. This is a pilot wearing an SPH-3C helmet and SV-2B survival vest which is appopriate for a Seaking, Seasprite, CH-46 or a CH-53 from the 80s or the 90s.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC

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...any news about a "figures only" release?



Kitty Hawk has started selling the 6-figure set of two pilots and four operators as a separate item.

This was posted on their Facebook page,

"Little Bird crew & Soldiers order $25.+ S&H

email to order: sophialynm@gmail.com"

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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.




Hi Gino, any news about a "figures only" release? I'm not going to buy another chopper with the figures included. Money is way too tight for me to do this
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
I have felt a certain watering in my mouth. Specially the non pilot crew figures are mind tickleing. I wished they were available in 1/72 too.
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC

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is that the Dragon helicopter kit or is Kitty Hawks?

i'm not familiar with this area of modelling but that helicopter and those figures really look tempting!



That is the new Kitty Hawk AH/MH-6J kit. It looks really nice.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC

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Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.






is that the Dragon helicopter kit or is Kitty Hawks?

i'm not familiar with this area of modelling but that helicopter and those figures really look tempting!
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC
those figures look amazing, i am sorely tempted to have a go at building a "little bird" and those resin figures.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 06:04 AM UTC
More new stuff from Reedoak.

This time they are seated Vietnam to late '80s pilots wearing SPH-4 helmets.





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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:56 PM UTC
Black Ops Models has announced a set of modern Littlebird pilots to go with their AH/MH-6M conversion sets. They look really nice and are mounted on seats for the aircraft so they should fit in them well.


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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC
Reedoak brings us a few Vietnam items with a pilot preping for flight, a standing pilot, a couple Chicken plate body armor vests, and a Vietnam to '90s era SPH-4 Helicopter Helmet. There are two versions of the helmet available; Vietnam era and more modern with velcro patches on the rear to mount NVG batteries.

Vietnam: left in 1/35, center in 1/48. The one right in 1/35 is post-vietnam with velcro patches on the back.


Pilots; 1/35 and 1/48.



Chicken plate body armor


Pilots and helmet w/UH-1C

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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 08:19 PM UTC
Kitty Hawk has shown a future set of figures for the Littlebird. They include pilots and operators to sit on the planks. They are suposed to be from 3D renderings and look awesome. Hopefully we will see them soon.



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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 08:23 PM UTC
Reedoak continues with more great figure releases.

US Navy NAS ground crew, sitting inside, reading documents.




US Navy helicopter crew with CMU-33/P, sitting at door.



US Navy helicopter crew with CMU-33/P, sitting on floor.



US Navy deck crew sitting inside airplane, checking instruments. Could be in a helo as well.



US Army or Air Force helicopter instructors: Standing, with ball cap and sunglasses or without sunglasses.




Bravo 6 also has a couple new helo figures.

B6-35098 US Helo Crew(2) Briefing


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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:12 AM UTC
Bravo 6 shows more pics of their new set, "Saddlin' Up".

US Helo Crew(1) Saddlin' Up includes two figures getting ready for flight. They wear typical uniform of Nomex two piece flight suit, Chicken Plate armor, GS/FRP-1 Flight Gloves, and AFH-1 helmets.

The figures are great to display with Vietnam War Hueys and can also be used with other helicopters of the period like OH-6A, OH-13, OH-58A, AH-1G Cobras, etc.



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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 04:34 PM UTC
Reedoak has added another modern helo pilot figure to their lineup.

Modern US Navy Helicopter Pilot with CMU-33P helmet.




There is also another version of this figure looking up as opposed to down.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC

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I believe USMC/Navy helo pilots at the time were wearing the same helmet as the Army was; SPH-4. They were also wearing the same style survival vest. If that is the case, your best option may be the Verlinden Cobra Pilot figure. You may have to add a flotation collar for him though.




Thank you very much - I might even have it somewhere in the stash. The seal on the box top picture actually belongs to a now-defunct but in its time legendary hobby shop in Budapest.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 09:14 PM UTC
Bravo 6

AirCav Officer. Another great figure for Vietnam helos. His face shows a great likeness to Warrant Officer Malcolm Robert Doremus aka "Mal", Air Cavalry, at Khe Sanh, 1971. He was said to be the model for Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" character, Col. Kilgore.



Warrant Officer Malcolm Robert Doremus. He looks pretty close to me.


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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 09:24 PM UTC
I believe USMC/Navy helo pilots at the time were wearing the same helmet as the Army was; SPH-4. They were also wearing the same style survival vest. If that is the case, your best option may be the Verlinden Cobra Pilot figure. You may have to add a flotation collar for him though.

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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 05:17 PM UTC
I see, thank you Gino.

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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 06:58 AM UTC
The deck crew would be fine for a late '80s to early '90s AH-1W. The pilot is probably too modern.
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 12:37 AM UTC
Would the ReedOak navy pilot and the deck crew fit the AH-1W in its late 80's-early 90's configuration (gray-black-green camo)?

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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 06:27 PM UTC
Bravo 6 announces two new figures.

US Helo Crew (1) Saddlin' Up. A pair of helicopter crewmen preparing for flight in Vietnam.

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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 10:19 PM UTC
You can also use this as a Black Hawk or CH-47 crew. They are wearing nice flight vests. Changing heads with live resin ones.
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 05:38 PM UTC
Reedoak has a couple more 1/35 Helo pilots available.

Walking USN helo pilot.




US Army crew chief seated in the cargo door. He is wearing the maxillofacial shield on his helmet.



There is also an option to get this figure without the maxillofacial shield.


Keep an eye on Reedoak as they have more helo figures coming in the future.
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:41 PM UTC
Nice updates Gino. Great to keep this going. It is very helpful to have all this info in one place. I wish there are more threads like these on every subject