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Airwolf V4
This is the final version of Airwolf, a Mach 1+ attack helicopter from the 80ís TV show of the same name. All the weapons are now fully retractable along with landing gear. I have done so major improvements improving the shape of the fuselage and even a few minor details in the cockpit.
About this creation
Old versions of Airwolf: ***Link***


Airwolf intro:


Notes from the builder:
This was completed near the end of 2012, but Iíve been on a long hiatus from uploading stuff. There are a few things that are actually older than this, but I figured Iíd come back with a bang. Stay tuned as over the next few weeks I am going to be uploading nearly a dozen things!

Not only have a made the weapons fully retractable, they now look more accurate than ever! The shape of the body is more accurate as well thanks to lots of new slopping parts Iíve added. Adding in these new improvements was quite a challenge. The rocket launcher was probably the easiest, all I had to do was hollow out the bottom and add a sliding mechanism. The Chain guns were far harder as in the show the telescope in and out. This was incredibly hard to replicate and I only truly pulled it of on the 50 cals. The 30mm cannons donít really ďretract.Ē Instead the barrel splits in half and the other part slides into a side pocket. Despite these improvements, the guns look much more accurate to the show now.

Pictures of Airwolf V4:




Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) and Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent)




Airwolf next to its mini model Microwolf!

Microwolf is a 1/4 scale replica of my 1/36 scale replica (1/144 real life). Microwolf's page


Awesome shot!
You can get a good view of the jet engines here.

http://picasion.com/i/1UkBR/
http://picasion.com/i/1UkBR/
The Chain guns:
Four 50 caliber machine guns and two 30mm cannons




Close ups of weapons

http://picasion.com/i/1UkCU/
http://picasion.com/i/1UkCU/
The ADF pod (All Directional Fire):
It can fire a variety of rockets, air to air, and air to ground missiles. It can swivel 180 degrees to shoot forward or to the sides, although the LEGO version can actually rotate all the way around unlike the real thing.








The landing gear is fully retractable, but Iíve had that down since the first version.





I really like the new throttle handle in the cockpit. It looks much better with the cross piece then with just a stick.

No final picture Iím afraid, there just isnít anything I can do that would work for Airwolf. Maybe if I ever build a tank I can have the chopper blowing the **** out of it!

Closing thoughts:
I am very happy with how this came out...
-I should have guessed this thing wouldn't stay done forever, I've already found a bunch of ways to improve it. The entire top section around the rotor blade has been redone (looks way better now). I will upload new pictures soon but first I want to add in the Sunburst (countermeasures) pods to the sides.



Comments

 I made it 
  July 29, 2014
Quoting john lamarck Very nice. Though it's not minifig scale : you should try jack stone figures instead.
Actually it is closer to Minifig scale then you think, Jackstone figures would be far to big. It is only off by 7 studs if you go by the 1 stud = 1 foot method. The real thing is 49 feet long and my model is 56 studs. I've been wanting to correct this, but is would require complete dismantling of the middle section which is mainly longer to fit the gun pods.
  June 6, 2014
Very nice. Though it's not minifig scale : you should try jack stone figures instead.
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  March 18, 2014
This is awesome! I was browsing through your page and a lot of your builds remind me of my own AFOL brother but when I saw this! First of all, its amazing but second of all... Well, let me just say he made something like this recently and I thought of him. Fantastic helicopter!
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  September 18, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Awesome! I remember watching that show when I was younger. My only problem with the moc is that your Lego minifig of Stringfellow is more animated and has more expressionistic range than Jan-Michael Vincent. Lego is not plastic enough to capture his mannequin-esque acting ability. XD Love the rocket launcher pods underneath. Just like the show. Classic!
Yup, I read something recently about how Minifigs have gotten less "smiley" over the years, but just about none of those unhappy faces are in my colection! XD Still need to add the Sunburst pods, every time I think I'm done with this thing I find another improvement to add on!
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  September 18, 2013
Awesome! I remember watching that show when I was younger. My only problem with the moc is that your Lego minifig of Stringfellow is more animated and has more expressionistic range than Jan-Michael Vincent. Lego is not plastic enough to capture his mannequin-esque acting ability. XD Love the rocket launcher pods underneath. Just like the show. Classic!
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  September 17, 2013
Wow this is the best Airwolf I've ever seen! I love the retracting machineguns and missile pod! The flight deck is beautifully detailed. Now I've got the theme song playing in my head :-) .
 I made it 
  June 13, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Funny how Airwolf is almost forgotten now; except by you, that is. This is a lovely rendition of it with every possible detail.
yes, I really need to re-watch the series some time. I watch everything except season 4 (which sucked beyond anything). Maybe after I finish Knight Rider I will have the time to watch Airwolf again. Thanks for the comment!
 I made it 
  June 13, 2013
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Interesting to see you use GIF animation for presentation, I have tried that approach myself recently and I see in your MOC that it really does work.
Yes, I remembered seeing someone else use it before and it took quite a while of searching before I could the page with a link. Now I have the site bookmarked. It really would have worked better if I had the camera on a tripod, but I had being trying to take pictures of it for months so I just didn't care.
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  June 13, 2013
Interesting to see you use GIF animation for presentation, I have tried that approach myself recently and I see in your MOC that it really does work.
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  June 13, 2013
Fantastic copter.
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  June 13, 2013
Awesome! An 80s classic!
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  June 13, 2013
It was already very cool, now it's even better! Excellent work.
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  June 13, 2013
Quoting JR HAJDUCKO This is awesome nice job using the same color for the whole thing.
Yes, I had most the parts, but I did have to order the a lot of the cheese slops off of bricklink. Sorting your collection really helps too as you know what you have.
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  June 13, 2013
This is awesome nice job using the same color for the whole thing.
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  June 13, 2013
Wow, a very cool new version! Great job! :-)) P.S.: I can't get this music out of my head now... ;-))
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  June 13, 2013
nice moc..
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  June 13, 2013
I remember the series and it looks really like the real one! Very good!
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  June 13, 2013
Funny how Airwolf is almost forgotten now; except by you, that is. This is a lovely rendition of it with every possible detail.
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  June 13, 2013
Great work!
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  June 12, 2013
amazing and beautiful! the shape is perfect!
 
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