A Phrog you say? What on earth!
Well if you must know, one of my favorite rides was the CH-46E Sea Knight, which ferried me to numerous field ex's, and occasionally out of them. I also have a couple hard landings in them as well as jumping from too high, rappelling, SPIE rigging, and heli-casting from these bitches.
The smell, the noise(loud!), the leaking hydraulic fluids and angry crew chiefs. It just screams home. Or at least a ride home with my psycho cousins.
One problem, it was painted in Navy colors...
Ahem, no problem sez I. We are in fact the Navy-Marine Corps Team.
Nah, I want a jarhead air wing pogue crew dammit! I'll just find some decals and repaint!
That was a few months ago...
I did find some awesome decals, done by a serving Marine infantryman no less. Not expensive either and they come with a DVD walk-around of all four aircraft the set covers. (MAW Decals thanks a lot bro! Also thanks to Spruebrothers who got me my stuff quickly and without errors!)
Andy found the perfect color spray paint, I did some masking and voila!
A bit more than that really, but not a lot. The decals are awesome and now I have a perfect HMG platform. Well, two M2HB and a M240 ramp gun probably as well as 16 hard chargers on board. Plus the 5 aircrew of course.;-) Love you guys really.
|"Lady Ace" of the "Evil Eyes" HMM-163|
|A learning curve for sure, one damp decal sucked in the panel wash.|
|A bit heavy panel wash on the USMC markings as well as not sure if I like my window highlighting.|
|Looks good from here|