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OzH

OzH's 1/48 Heritage Aviation Chipmunk - Army Air Corps - Finished 02 May

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While tidying up some old paperwork, I came across this:

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It’s my old log from when I tried going for Army Air Corps Pilot

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Inside is the log for the 13 hours I completed as part of the grading process, unfortunately, I didn’t get past this point in the selection process, but always had a fondness for the good old Chipmunk and planned to build one as some point.

So as part of the Trainer Group Build, I have decided to do just that using the beautifully crafted Heritage Aviation 1/48 offering

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The kit is resin with vac formed canopies (plural as Ian has included a few in the box) decals and instructions

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So my plan will be to build the Heritage Chippie in the marking of one out of my log book, WB693 S, which, I believe, is still flying today in New Zealand

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Nice and with a pesonal touch too! The kit is unknown to me so look forward to seeing how this progresses.

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Great. I've been eyeing up this kit so I will be following with interest.

Cheers,

Tom.

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Nice to see someone doing this kit, I thought about doing mine for the GB but didn't think mine would compare too well to mikes excellent review build on here! I'll be watching this one with interest.

Cheers,

Carl.

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So, back from a weeks family ski holiday. Arrived home at 11 last night, car's unloaded, roof box away in the shed, washing machine is on, time for some Chipmunk action...

Parts removed and cleaned up

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Cockpit ready for primer

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Some progress to report on the Chippie

Interior painted and the instrament panel given the Mike Grant treatment...

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Looking good there OzH - nice detail on that kit!

Pete

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Not much of a build thread I'm afraid, but here she is finished!!

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More pictures in the gallery

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Hi OzH, great little chipmunk. i am building the Bulldog from Heritage and was wondering which decals you used for the intstrument panels as they will definitely improve the Bulldog as they have your Chippie.

Cheers

Graham

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Hi Graham

Thanks for the compliment..

The instrument panel decals are by Mike Grant, his website can be found here

They are listed as scale specific, but I have 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 and mix and match as I need to

Ta

Oz

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That looks like a really neat little plane and model. I used to fly in these in the 1960s whilst in the ATC, flying out of Filton. Brings back many happy memories. :)

Max

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Really nice Chippie. I have now bought this kit - I hope mine looks as good as yours when finished. I also have happy memories of this little aircraft. It was in one of these that I made my first flight ever, in the ATC as Max did.

Fantastic finish.

Cheers,

Tom.

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