1/48 Italeri CH47C Chinook

12 Squadron RAAF markings

by Greg Long

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This is the 1/48 Italeri kit with some swapping of parts from the Gunship ACH47C kit, needed here was the swapping of the rotor blades as the blades in the "C" kit are incorrect for an Australian version.  The rotor blades in the Gunship kit fix this problem with some minor corrections to the end of the blades.  The next hurdle was the engines again which were incorrect in the kit, this was fixed by a mate of mine here in OZ who produces a very nice interior and exterior set to produce the final version in the RAAF scheme.  Kit decals were used with some minor correction to the the colour of the Boomerangs on the tail markings as these were a light brown compared to being black in the kit markings.  

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Again the entire model was built with superglue as with my last post, paints were Gunzye acrylics, Future for the Decals (excellent product from the USA) and a final coat of Lifecolour Flat Finish.  I used the Eduard prepainted photoetch set for the cockpit, but you can't see any of it.  

All in all an enjoyable kit to build.

Hope you enjoy

Greg

Photos and text by Greg Long