Martin Vochoc's 1/72 scale 'OIF' AH-64A

The US Army AH-64 Apache is a popular modelling subject.  It's safe to state that most modellers have a completed model proudly on display or on their to-do list, waiting in their kit stash.  With several variants available in popular scales, thankfully, there's no shortage of options.

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Martin Vochoc graciously submitted photos and information about his excellent build.  He modeled Academy's 1/72 scale AH-64A, depicting an Apache during Operation "Iraqi Freedom" 2003.  Martin told me he spent more than a year to build and finish his highly-detailed Apache, scratch-building intricate detail along the Apache's fuselage.  He opened the port and starboard engine bays to reveal strikingly accurate General Electric T-700-GE701 turbines, wires, and interior panels.  Also highly represented are various avionics and maintenance hatch interiors as well.

Martin advised me that he detailed the kit using Edward Zoom photo-etched parts, "Remove Before Flight" tags and Wolf Pack decals.  He finished his Apache with custom mixed camouflage colors from the Gunze H and C lines.  Martin used Vallejo acrylics to paint small parts and other details.  Check out the photos below.

I was truly impressed by the craftsmanship, accuracy and attention to detail that went into Martin's 'OIF' Apache.  Martin told me the following,  "I really enjoyed all the construction and I still have  another unfinished Apache in my stash (Royal British WAH-64D).  But now I'm fully busy with an F-111!"

I was inspired to try my hand at opening a few panels and hatches on my personal builds here in the MH shop!  

Martin Vochoc is a fellow master pattern-maker for Army Cast M & M's 1/72 scale line of resin accessories from the Czech Republic.  You can find them at their website: www.armycast.cz

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