NEWS: Takom 1/35 Apaches

Looks like Takom just announced Apaches in 1/35 on its FB page:

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These will be awesome!!! They are most welcomed. Hopefully these are the start to a whole line of 1/35 helos from them.

2601 looks to be an AH-64D Longbow w/the radar dome up top. 2602 looks like an AH-64E Guardian.

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Yes! Finally! Hopefully released by Christmas…

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Wow ! Very nice !

It will be a big model in this scale.

Do Live resin pilot figures can match for US AH64 ?

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Yes and no. The uniforms are correct, but Apache pilots wear a special helmet w/a monocle that feeds data to them like a HUD, known as an Integrated Helmet And Display Sight System (IHADSS). It is a different shape than a standard HGU-56P helmet.


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Thank you Gino, for your answer.

Those kits are great news, however I hope Takom will not not go out of AFV and softskins vehicles as they have good ideas.

Alexandre

Great news alright, but which one to buy? Looks like a good year for 1/35 helos… with the S 64 and Ka 29 announced, and a potential Ka 52, I’ll need to make some room in the stash for all that goodness.

Woah these are gonna be some big boys! I just got a 1/48 Apache and that thing is huge. These should be sweet!

ICM has announced they will release their 1/32 AH-1G in 1/35 scale.

Great news indeed. I will be all over these and hopefully there will be plenty of cool aftermarket items.

Good news, I’ll take a Longbow to go with my W & Z snakes.

Looking forward to the ICM 1/35 Vietnam snake as well

mmm, this is ominous


and who is ‘Snowman model’ [sic]? Is that like ‘Jason Studio’?

Snowman Model has already assisted/collaborated with Takom on many kits - some of the latest include the 1/72 DF21,the 1/700 ABSD-1 Drydock and Derflinger, 1/350 Zeppelin and 1/35 V-1. So nothing new there. Snowman has been around for quite a few years already doing 1/700 resin ships.

As I said in the second post…

“2601 looks to be an AH-64D Longbow w/the radar dome up top. 2602 looks like an AH-64E Guardian.”

2602 is more likely an AH-64D or E w/out radome. Only one out of 4 carries the radome. The A model is not a Longbow, nor did it have dual pitot tubes coming off the top sides of the canopy, and it was not as wide in the lower fuselage (chin) area.

As I said in my post, this looks ominous… If Takom have mis-identified the silhouettes it does not bode well for the kits. I guess I should have spelled it out clearly.

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What is ominous? Where did the pic with the red names and arrows come from? I have only seen the silhouettes w/kit numbers below them from Takom. As far as I can tell, they haven’t said any more about types or anything yet.

Takom has confirmed the two types:

  • 2601 - Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow
  • 2602 - Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian

Yay!

Some more photos from Takom’s FB page. Apparently, they really dig “rivets”.






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40,000 rivets and counting! :smiley:
Maybe we’ll have the kit before Christmas this year?