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George Johnson
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1/48 Hasegawa SH-3H

November 12, 2015 · in Aviation · · 6 · 1.8K

This was the first model I purchased after a 20 year hiatus. I started building it about 12 years ago and detailed the inside, but it turns out you can't see it through those tiny windows. I shelved it again and it sat in my storage room for years. I finally finished it days before last year's competition. Luckily, I had picked up some new techniques and incorporated them into this model. I wasn't very happy with it for several reasons known only to me, but to my utmost surprise it won best rotary wing aircraft last year. I was shocked to say the least.

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6 responses

  1. What'd ya use to 'tint' the upper crew windows...?

  2. Lovely build George. Congrats on the win as well

  3. Wouldn't be too surprised of the win - looks pretty darn good to me!

  4. I know the feeling when you spend ages painting and detailing something, then realise you can't see it! Not that I can paint or detail to your standards mind!
    Cool chopper by the way! I take a similar one to work.

  5. Hello George,
    Always good to see the best helicopter ever in scale.
    Excellent job on the finish of the model.

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