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Prototype: Blackhawk also-ran - Boeing YUH-61A (Anigrand 1/144)


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Think this, but scaled down to 1/144:

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The YUH-61A "UTTAS" - Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System - was the prototype that did not win the contract for a helicopter to replace the famous UH-1 Huey. The Sikorsky UH-60 came out on top and went on to serve multiple militaries for decades. 

 

Anigrand released a 1/72 resin kit of this chopper but also a 1/144 version packed as a "mystery kit" with one of its 1/144 large aircraft. Generally you get three such mystery kits with the larger model. I was generously given this by another Britmodeller and I am not sure which kit it came from. 

 

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The kit came with transparencies which I think are in another box somewhere. I started this one this week and managed to break off the tail section and gave up there for today!

 

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Hopefully this will be a fun build! 

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Nice choice of subject. Although I've a suspicion this one could become a tail-sitter if you're not careful so the snapped-off tail boom might give you the opportunity to hollow it out some.

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6 hours ago, Col. said:

Nice choice of subject. Although I've a suspicion this one could become a tail-sitter if you're not careful so the snapped-off tail boom might give you the opportunity to hollow it out some.

Yeah I think this is doomed to tail-sit whatever I do to it. There's not much room up front for weight and the tail section is quite small in diameter. I will most likely just use a little tail prop or stand to hold it up I think. 

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