Italeri's 1/72 scale
by Andrzej Rusek
1/48 scale ACH-47A is available online from Squadron
Here is my ACH-47A Gunship Chinook , from “GUNS A-GO-GO”
Unit , 1st AV.DET.2/20 ARA , Vietnam 1967 . The model is Italeri's 1/72
offering and is, in my opinion, very good.
I found a lot of useful information about this beautiful
helicopter at http://gunsagogo.org/
. This site was very helpful to me during the loooong (it took me
4 years) construction of the Chinook.
In carefully examining the website I found some small mistakes,
especially in decal placement:
“Easy Money” decal
should be on the opposite site to where Italeri shows on instruction
(all photos I found about this Chinook has it on the starboard side)
all stencils should be
black on this version
I also cut the aerials
which were too long ,and joined them by very fine thread.
model was painted with Model Master traditional US Olive Drab, followed
by a coat of Sidolux (Polish equivalent of Future ;-), decals, and
Humbrol Matt Cote.
For the first time I tried subtle preshading and wash. I
also tested dry brushing and Mr Mark Setter for the decals.
I am very happy with the results and I hope you like it
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