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Author Topic: 1/48 Italeri UH-1 MEDEVAC  (Read 2798 times)
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« on: January 29, 2013, 10:57:45 AM »

This is one of the worst kits I've ever started. My intetion was to build UH-1D and AB212, but I ended up with kitbashing both just to make one decent model.

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So, this was the starting point. Italeri UH-1D kit with CMK interior and engine set, and Italeri AB212/UH-1N. Similar kits with some sprues/parts that are the same in both boxes. One is awful, and the other (212) is even worse. UH-1D at least looks like good old Huey. 212 has some serious shape issues, bad fit and details. There are many sink and pin marks all over the parts on both kits so I've decided to build just one.

CMK resin sets are good (but not perfect).

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My intention is to build at least decent Vietnam era UH-1 in medevac form.

Interior "in progress" and coated with primer.

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Fit of the resin parts is not so good, but I've seen worse. TBH, fit of some original parts is even worse.

OK, this is generel idea. One side will be closed, plain and simple, and the other side will be with doors and engine section open.

I don't have photos of painted interior - batteries on my camera were gone at that time. There are still a lot of details to put in.

At this stage there were a lot of puttying and sanding, and there will be more... The kit is very complicated by default, but I've made it even more complicated with this surgery.

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Engine is just dryfitted. Sry for bad light on the photos.


Windshield vipers gone - there are some schratches left, and I still need to polish this.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 10:58:08 AM »

There are no decals for Vietnam era medevac Hueys, so I'll use some from the kit, and I'll try to make the rest.

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I'm not really statisfied, I just want to finish this one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »

Ok, here is current update. There is still a lot of work to do. Some bad thingies comes with the kit, some bad thingies comes with resin set, and some of the crap I made by myselft. But I'm statisfied. Could be worse. I just want to finish this one ASAP.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 11:11:20 AM »

I like how it looks!
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 05:49:31 PM »

Great results so far!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 11:04:44 PM »

Almost there...

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 12:06:30 PM »

Very good job mate!
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2013, 04:04:13 PM »

Yes, a beautiful machine and setting!!!
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