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A long time ago, blimey I can really say that- it was! A long time ago when Matchbox released their CH-47D/Chinook HC1 I eagerly bought it and immediately set about refinishing the surface detailing by emphasising some panels and fading some out of the picture with my favourite at the time underscraping technique using Mr Swann-Morton's number two blade Then a short time later with Wokka unfinished I had a crisis of interest and ceased model making of any kind Almost everything I had in my spares boxes, most of any kits I had begun and many other things vanished into the dust bin My first scratchbuilt Sherpa along with a Dakota I had bought, and the Modeldecals for the Farnborough machine and uncounted models I had finished including my Air Portable SWB Landie THE LOT straight into the bin Kaput Anyway leap on over thirty years and dr_gn of erstwhile BM fame awoke my interest in modelling on Pistonheads and I got the urge again so here I am taking up batons I dropped a while back As you may be aware I am in the middle/end phases of two other builds but feeling meself getting bogged down I decided to have another go at The Mighty Chinook I have NOT abandoned the H-19 or the S-61N, but my mo needed a bit of a new jo and what more inspirational helicopter than the Ch-47 can you imagine getting on with? I picked this boxing up at one of the model shows a while back, knowing full well that I have the itch to scratch Here is the rather battered old box With its transparent parts, I have decided to build the windows and nose as moulded so these will be used as they are Probably The box was well filled too And I think the finished model will satisfy my little itch A huge transfer sheet comes with it too Lots of choices here and there is a multitude of other options out there on the net if needed The cabin is a little primitive and does not have the passageway between the hold and cockpit that it should Well it didnt... It didn't have the shelving that holds the comms gear either Then I took direct inspiration from @simmerit's monumental Trumpeter build for the interior along with zillions of interior shots all over the 'web Sorry about the blurry shot, sorting that out soon The starboard side has a heat exchanger-y looking thing with an outlet just behind the pilot's seat on the outside wall tucked away where the shelves are on the port side Can you see it in there along with the insulated silver pipe/hose? And extra comms gear, phew blimey That isnt at all clear is it, another? A few of the cockpit controls placards from Reheat dotted about under paint give a reasonable look to the thingy in there There is a slatted angled bracket across the opening lower down Here it comes A short piece of evergreen channel was opened along one wall and a small triangular fillet was introduced When I come back to this next, maybe tomorrow but I have S-61N canopies to mould tomorrow, I will trim it to size and place it in the lower hole area This is it for tonight, will it do? I want to give full acknowledgement to SI for all his inspirational work with the Trumpeter kit and admit unreservedly that his pictures now grace my hard drive and are likely to be my main resource during what I hope will be a quite short endeavour His work should be seen here I hope he will soon be able to take up where he left it Anyroadup, 'night for now