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WildBill 04-03-2008 09:13 PM

Black ops Tomahawk/Vertol
 
I was going to reveal this after the dio story but I can't wait.......
Here is a how to on making your own Black ops Tomahawk.
Basically I tried to revert the basic airframe to look more like a Boeing Vertol 107 or CH46 Seaknight as you Americans may know it. I had the privelege of flying a Vertol for 7 months during a short logging stint recently.

Basic Tomahawk from Ebay;


I cut out the missle recesses because the idea of my aircraft is that is is based on the Tomohawk but lightned by removing unecessary ordinance. This thing needs to be fast and strong for night ops.


Fixing the mess created on the inside after the plastic welding;


WildBill 04-03-2008 09:16 PM

I also decided to remove the subfloor and leave what would be just the fuselage ribs on a real Vertol. This also eliminates one of my pet peeves about the original Tomahawk. The floor was too high.


I then added the fron window on the left;


and what would be the crew door on the right;


Next some PSP to block off the lower section.

WildBill 04-03-2008 09:18 PM

Blocking off the stupid tail rotor. Why a dual rotored helicopter needs a tail rotor was beyond me even in 1986....I mean that's the whole [point of two rotor systems!


Guess what these are for!


BAM! instant cool



WildBill 04-03-2008 09:19 PM



Some paint and glue and satin camo patterns



The fuselage sides just clip on so they can be removed for interior photos.

WildBill 04-03-2008 09:20 PM

I have since added a clear coat and some weathering so more shots to come.
Enjoy

Outrider 04-03-2008 09:34 PM

Wow, that is an awesome vehicle mod....great ideas used to create an awesome end product. Flawless work Wild Bill! :eek:

Hammerfel 04-04-2008 12:31 AM

I want one of those so bad. :)

fifthconspiracy 04-07-2008 09:09 PM

Wow
 
Wow! Very nicely done. I love how you removed some of the non-realistic parts of the hasbro tomahawk... and the gunner windows and covers for the crew compartment... nicely done.

The paint looks great, can't wait to see a finished product.

Urban Saboteur 04-09-2008 05:53 PM

Cool! Any more shots?
 
Any final shots of this bad boi in action? :D
Very cool work WB.

Recoil84 04-09-2008 06:24 PM

:eek: That is amazing!

Great work and great how to! I didn't think you could improve on the Tomahawk but you've proven me wrong!

What are the fuselage covers made out of?


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