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Volume 8, Number 12, DECEMBER, 1973
5 pages, page 12 to 20

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Anfang 2009 bekam ich von meinem Hobbyfreund Don aus USA zwei Ausgaben der Zeitschrift SCALE MODELER von 1973. In diesen Ausgaben sind Artikel über KVZ/Plasticart Bausätze. Da wir diese Artikel für alle KVZ/Plasticart begeisterten für interessant halten, haben wir uns bei CHALLENGE PUBLICATIONS; INC., um die Erlaubnis zur Veröffentlichung bemüht. Im Juli 2009 bekam ich nun vom Verlag die Erlaubnis, diese auf unserer HP zu veröffentlichen. Wir bedanken uns dafür ganz herzlich beim Verleger Edwin A. Schnepf.
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 12, Titel “SKY HOOK”
By Jordan Ross


Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 12, MI-6
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This is the largest helicopter in this line of kits from East Germany. Molded in 1/100th scale, the Russian MI-6 “Hook” features a fuselage of 18 inches and an assembled rotor blade diameter of 14 inches. It is molded in a white, very brittle styrene; and features over 40 individual parts. Although the instruction sheet is not in English, all parts are numbered and after studying the drawings the kit is quite easy to assemble.
Some filling is required down the fuselage seams. This was accomplished with body putty, which was then sanded and smoothed to the desired finish, prior to the actual painting. Rivet detail is on the heavy side. On this model all detail was sanded off using a fine paper with a touch of water, giving 1he overal) appearance of a smooth skinned fuselage. A 1/100th scale rivet would be pretty hard to see.
    The Soviet MI-6 “Hook” has held the title for the past number of years as the world’s largest helicopter. It is not officially known, but it is thought that the MI-12 now holds this title. The MI-6 made its maiden flight in the latter part of 1957.
  The original design did not show the fuselage mounted wings. These were fitted wter on the production types. During the 1960’s the “Hook” racked up numerous records, such as load and speed with pay load. One record in particular and still to be beaten is the lift record of over
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40,000 lbs. established in 1968.
  The MI-6 is now in service with both the civil services and the military. Also a few have been exported
  to countries such as North Vietnam, Red China, The Arab States and Indonesia. The civilian version has a seating capacity of 64 people, al-
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 14, MI-6 Bild 1
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The kit feaiures an accurate outline and when built up is quite impressive. One of the real pluses of this kit is its simplicity despite size. The interior is com-   pletely sparse and lacks any detail and is not really needed anyway as it is difficult to see into the assembled model.
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 14, MI-6 Bild 2
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The main side windows, extending along each side of the fuselage, were covered with clear decal found on the kit decals. The rotor blades at I/R Flat Black. The rotor hubs and wheel hubs were painted Testor’s Silver. The turbo-jet exhaust is   Pactra Steel, which must be carefully hand painted as the exhaust is molded into the fuselage sections. The tires were painted Hot Rod Primer. The interior of all in-takes and the exhausts were painted with a mixture of flat black and dark grey.
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 14, MI-6 Bild 3
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The landing gear as per the prototype is very basic and unsophisticated while totally serviceable. The interior of the fuselage halves was first painted flat black prior to assembly. In this instance I/R Flat Black was used. Also weight   was added to the nose section to give the model its correct stance on its tricycle landing gear. Note: Not much weight is required because the main gear is positioned much toward the fuselage.
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 14, MI-6 Bild 4
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 17, MI-6 Bild 1
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The paint scheme is somewhat tricky, due to the white over silver finish. One point which requires patience, is the masking of the lightning flash beneath the cockpit area. For a correct scheme it is white above the decal and silver below. Kit decals were used throughout the model with the aid of Micro Set. Pactra   Gloss White was used for all the white surfaces and the silver areas where painted with automobile chrome paint, which retails for about $3.00 a quart. Hatches were fashioned from squares of adhesive backed metal foil, and make a good contrast on the silver portion of the fuselage.
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 17, MI-6 Bild 2
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    In assembling the main rotors, because of their size and weight wenn attached to the main rotor stem, it is recommended that you use PERMA-BOND or some other extra strong glue. There is quite a strain at the rotor/hub joint, due to the weight of the blade. Some filing is required around the cockpit area and nose glazed cone. The front windows were covered with clear decal, cut out from a Micro Scale Sheet.
though it can be made to accommodate over 100 people.
  In its military role it can carry over 70 troops fully armed, or heavy loads such as small tanks, trucks, jeeps, etc. The MI-6 is used generally for freight service by the state owned Aeroflot. As an interesting side light, in a public demonstration, the MI-6 lifted the Vostok Space Capsule.
    The dimensions of this giant helicopter are a fuselage length of 146 feet; it stands 39 feet above the ground; and has a rotor diameter of 130 feet. The model is also of large dimensions considering that it is in 1 /100th scale. The fuselage parts measuring 18 inches in length and rotor diameter of approximately 14 inches.
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 18, MI-6 Bild 1
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 18, MI-6 Bild 2
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In these tree photographes one can see the size of this Russian giant. In this late variant of the MI-6, notice the dual wheel nose gear and the round fuselage windows and extra fuel tanks located on either side of the fuselage next to the main landing gear braces. Also note the absence of wheel pants.    
Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 18, MI-6 Bild 3
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 18, MI-6 Bild 4
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 20, MI-6 Bild 1
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Scale Modeler 12/1973, Seite 20, MI-6 Bild 1
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( 20   scale modeler )

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