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Deacon

* Italeri 1:72 Huey UH-1C Gunship FINISHED

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I am not a regular 'viewer' of Britmodeller but recently thought I would like to have a go at some of the GB's on here.

So, 9 days to go and I am going to try to get a kit done which I started for a Vietnam GB last year. I hope you will agree that it is less than 20% complete.

I will finish this in the US Navy - HA(L)-3, Bin Thuy 1970 markings as I know another member is doing the same a/c and I haven't got a Navy Huey in my colllection.

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The picture shows the part construction. I tend to break down boxes in order to save on storage and to confuse the wife as to how many kits I have actually got. :winkgrin:

Cheers

Deacon

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Thanks Erwin. :winkgrin:

Here is my first update which shows the cab completed (minus flight instrument panel).

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Cheers

Deacon

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Another update.

Managed to put the grey primer on last night. Just hope the liquid mask does the trick.

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Cheers

Deacon

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Latest update. Just tonight and tomorrow night to finish this.

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Deacon

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Here is the finished article (although looking at the photos one or two places need tidying).

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Cheers

Deacon

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Looks FANTASTIC!! Shame it won't be in a diorama setting sitting on the back of a navy ship or something.HUEY'S FOREVER!! ;)

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Thanks Ash. :)

Here is a shot of the Vietnam helicopters I have at present. UH-1B, UH-1C, UH-1D, UH-34 and Cayuse.

I still have a UH-1N to do, but want to do it in the colours whilst it served in Nam, which I am finding hard.

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Thanks again.

Deacon

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Love it, remember some of them visiting Odiham, though unarmed :)

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Very nice work Deacon! :thumbsup:

Is your UH-1D in US Army markings? They look a little different to the other Hueys

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Very nice work Deacon! :thumbsup:

I like different markings and you don't see many Navy Hueys built for the Vietnam era.

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I still have a UH-1N to do, but want to do it in the colours whilst it served in Nam, which I am finding hard.

Hi Deacon,

I've just joined and saw this old post. Its probably old news but the USAF used UH-1Ns from late 1970. They were used in Vietnam, some by the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the Green Hornets, and had a wrap around three colour camouflage. There's some more info here (scroll down about halfway) and here.

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