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07-16-2002 08:02 PM  15 years agoPost 1
W|ngz

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Are there any airwolf freaks out there? I know as a kid I was mesmerised by the show, and the 222 is one of the nicest machines I can think of, but I have a quick question about airwolf's paint scemes... I understand that there was more than one paint job in the show, I beleive one being glossy black/white, another being glossy black/white with red trim around windows and a few spots, and also another version more of a mat-charcoal grey (stealth?) still with the white under belly

Can anyone elaborate on this, fill in what I'm missing or correct me if I'm wrong? does anyone have a decent source of pics of the multiple paint jobs?

Thanks!!
W

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07-16-2002 09:57 PM  15 years agoPost 2
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I actually didn't notice the different paint schemes on the show. But, in my opinion, the matt grey paint does not look very good. I got the Century 30 size Airwolf and it has the matt grey finish. I like it better black and white with a high gloss finish all over. Check out the my post in the Main section. Look for "Airwolf builders. . ." I found it on ebay.

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07-17-2002 01:19 AM  15 years agoPost 3
Dr.Tim

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I Like the Prism Color Best!! Actually I think the Airwolf was Gun Metal Grey -- Almost Black. Very nice to look at -- the Red was added in later shows to make it look more milatary. Here is a couple shots of 2 different airwolfs I have done.

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07-17-2002 05:21 AM  15 years agoPost 4
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Dr. Tim is correct. The most common is the two color, white and gun metal grey. The red was added as trim in later series.
Just for background, I did all the miniature work for the TV series when they shipped it from California to Vancouver back in 1988.
Hope ths helps
Dean

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07-17-2002 07:25 AM  15 years agoPost 5
fitenfyr

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Red....
Wasn't the red one for the bad guys? The alter ego the Russian crackpots had? I think they called it Redwolf? Boy would I like to have a full set of that series. I miss it. Corney as it was.
Dean,
Did you do the heli minatures or the scenery?

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07-17-2002 04:33 PM  15 years agoPost 6
W|ngz

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red...
You seem to have misread, I asked about red trim on a black airwolf, not an entirely red airwolf. I do however vaguely remember a red chopper in there... as well as the red-white-blue one

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07-17-2002 05:10 PM  15 years agoPost 7
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my favorite part of Airwolf was seeing Ernest Borgnine wearing that satin jacket.

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07-17-2002 05:50 PM  15 years agoPost 8
rc4me

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Fitenfyr,
I did all the helicopter stuff--blow-ups,stunt flying etc. We had an Airwolf model based on Heim(remember them?) mechanics with a Super Tiger 75 for power!! No mufflers,had headers that exited out the scale exhaust ports and was the most deafening thing I've ever flown. Also had a static 60 size fully detailed version that was used in studio for blue screen non-flying sequences.Used electric motors to drive the main and tail rotors.
My understanding is the flying version we used is still in some studio executives office at Universal studios. Neat office decoration!
Dean

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07-17-2002 06:00 PM  15 years agoPost 9
fitenfyr

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So a big block huh?
Dean,
Sounds like you guys invented the big block heli's huh?
If you have some pictures of that it would be cool to see them.

Jason Stiffey
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01-28-2018 02:15 AM  81 days agoPost 10
LIrish22

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airwolf's actual color was listed as phantom grey metallic. She appears black and white but in reality her 2 colors are a distinct combination of grey.

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01-28-2018 12:54 PM  81 days agoPost 11
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In 1990 i bought a Larry Jolly airwolf fuselage kit ehich came with a lot of blue oribt drawings showing all the mods done to the fullsize bell 222 to make it airwolf. As i undetstand, larry wass very involved in doing a kit of the rc flying for the show. The litteriture i has said the color was a gunmetal/charcoal gray with traces of green. Abery dsrk almost black. The redwolf episode sjowed another airwolf that had a similar scheme but with a red stripe down the side.
The entire seried was once on netflix but got removed and now i own it all on dvd. I found it in the tv shows section at walmart.

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01-29-2018 01:18 AM  80 days agoPost 12
Keygrigger

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There was also one version that had it painted blue and white. I thought it was from a "flashback" in an episode of the existence of Airwolf before being part of the "Good Guys" (Jan Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgine, et al.) organization. I have seen blue and white body kits for sale over the years from places like Heli-Artist and Roban. Roban still lists the three colours, black, grey, and blue (they do have a mistake on the 600 size for the colour listing but you can see it is grey). Take care.

Don

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01-29-2018 04:53 AM  80 days agoPost 13
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Hi, this is very interesting topic because I am going to paint my 1/48 Kitech Airwolf XK K110.

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02-21-2018 04:43 PM  57 days agoPost 14
budblade

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This is a 20 year old vario carbon fiber kit. it's grey and white as well, but it doesn't have any of the guns or rockets.

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