As is my way, I couldn't resist enhancing the figures a little by scribing some detail and sharpening some of the undercuts. Other than that they are pretty much as-is with the exception of the standing door gunner. The Dragon set has this guy posed with the fixed mount M60 which wasn't fitted to the short-body Huey gunships. These gunners usually had a "free" M60 hanging from the cabin roof via a bunjee cord.
This shot show my first mock up with the figures just blu-tacked together:
And after cleaning and priming, we get to this:
Major components of the Huey are coming together but obviously I need to fully finish the interior before I can glue the fuselage halves together, this means finishing the pilot and co-pilot figures and installing all of that first. This is by far the most time-consuming part of the build but is slowly taking shape.
I must admit it is very refreshing for me to build something out of the box (more or less) and I am really enjoying this.
Hope you like it so far James !
This is the real thing :