1/48 Academy CH-113 Voyageur

by Shawn "Phantom" Weiler


  Canada Day 2008 


I have to get a better camera.  Either that or the solid green is playing games, can't see any of the weathering....trust me, its there.  Any way. This is the Academy CH-46 A/D converted to a Canadian Army CH-113 Voyageur as flown back in the early 60's.

The model followed the kit instructions for the most part.  I added some interior detail which is completely lost as I closed the clam shell rear hatch. But I intend to detail the next one better when I start my Labrador in a month or two.

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The model itself came from a trade which was missing the A style tail and APU. Luckily Belcher Bits recently came out with a resin replacement.  It's really as simple to install the replacement as it says in the instructions.  Cut along the model lines and glue in place.  A very nice replacement.

The decals came from Bill at Canmilair.  His sheet also comes with the window rescue cut lines which really help overcome some of the very drab one colour paint scheme.  Amazing, mind you the logic of the Canadian army of the day.  Cam the helicopter then add HUGE white letters with a full colour roundel surrounded by a white circle.


Happy Canada day.

Photos and text by Shawn "Phantom" Weiler