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WildBill 04-03-2008 08:13 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 08:16 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 08:18 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 08:19 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 08:20 PM

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

Outrider 04-03-2008 08:34 PM

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

Hammerfel 04-03-2008 11:31 PM

I want one of those so bad. :)

fifthconspiracy 04-07-2008 08:09 PM

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 04:53 PM

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

Recoil84 04-09-2008 05:24 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?

WildBill 04-11-2008 03:19 PM

Originally Posted by Recoil84
: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?

I will have more pics soon. I'm still waiting for one more engine cover to come in from Ebay.

The fuselage panels are made with 7075 aircraft aluminum.....oh you mean on my model, styrene plastic. lol

Rambo 04-11-2008 08:51 PM

Delicioso!!!! :cool:

where are the mini guns from?

WildBill 04-11-2008 09:16 PM

Originally Posted by Rambo
Delicioso!!!! :cool:

where are the mini guns from?

I made them out of copper tubing and styrene plastic. It was very difficult to drill the holes.

Rambo 04-12-2008 05:57 AM

Wow!! What a piece of art have you made. Kuddos for you.

Tracker 04-12-2008 06:32 PM

That is incredible.

Dune Echo 04-15-2008 09:12 AM

Fantastic job. I wish PTE or Marauder John would make something like that.

WildBill 04-29-2008 03:33 PM

MMMkay. here is the finished product.
The pictures are a bit uninspiring today.

Da Talent 04-29-2008 09:10 PM

That really looks great. I am extremely impressed. Thanks for the inspiration and nice job sir.

wildbill73 05-04-2008 08:45 PM

A really cool custom man!!!!

guiltridden 05-08-2008 10:50 PM

That looks amazing nice work!

Rambo 05-13-2010 12:40 PM

Is it finished?

Otto the Otter 05-13-2010 03:17 PM

Originally Posted by Rambo
Is it finished?

Go to and look in their gallery section, you'll see a picture of it down at the bottom.

Agent Viper 05-13-2010 03:20 PM

That is a incredible piece of work

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