Hacked Gadgets Forum

April 10, 2006

Mil 24 Hind Model

at 12:00 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks

Not sure if I would have the effort to build a model like this! But the 15 years of work shows, the details are amazing. Many of the hand crafted parts were made under a microscope.

“Fully scratch built, this model took just over 15 years (8000-10,000 hours) to complete. Begun in Kiev (Ukraine), in 1986 this masterpiece was profoundly difficult to construct due to the extreme scarcity of information on it. In 1986 the Mil-24 was still a top secret piece of military equipment. A set of blueprints was ultimately obtained from the manufacturer and over 1000 photographs were used to ensure complete accuracy in the reproduction.

The hind is molded out of 1.5 mm acrylic and clad with 0.1 mm aluminum sheeting. All parts are crafted from either aluminum, brass, titanium, stainless steel or silver, including working hinges made of solid silver to prevent corrosion. ”