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1/48th CH-21 Shawnee

Hello fellow modelers,

This is my first post, and I thought I’d start with one of my recent builds, the Italeri 1/48th scale CH-21. I’m a retired Army aviator, so I thought it fitting to start with a helicopter. Overall, this was a nice kit, with mostly good fits and acceptable detail. I thought about adding additional detail to the interior but decided only to embellish the areas adjacent to the doors, because obviously, it’s impossible to see much else. I particularly liked Italeri’s presentation of the two rotor systems, especially the built in droop of the rotor blades. There is room for additional detail if someone wants to make the effort, but in this scale, I thought what was presented was perfectly adequate.

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13 responses to 1/48th CH-21 Shawnee

  1. Welcome Scott,

    This model is just crying out for more pictures, With your gifts , talents and experience in modeling and helo’s… showing the goods is a good thing. I ‘ve got a few Helicopter models in the stash and I am always interested in what other folks can do with these kits and photos really help.

  2. Great job, and welcome!

  3. Welcome to the site, Scott…..don’t see many of these modeled – nice work.

  4. Welcome, Scott. Great job on the Shawnee. This is one of those aircraft that looks cool just sitting there. You have really captured the look!

  5. Welcome, really nice chopper

  6. Welcome Scott – very nice helo!

  7. Welcome! That’s a nice build, more shots, please

  8. superb Scott…welcome aboard

  9. Welcome. Great work on this. As others have noted, there’s just something inherently cool about the Flying Banana.

  10. Nicely done! I too would appreciate more photos – a few close-up’s, etc. And welcome aboard.

  11. Welcome Scott, nice job on the Shawnee.

  12. Welcome Scott. I was unaware of the model in this scale

  13. Hey Scott; Welcome!
    That’s a great looking chopper. I sure wish you could show another 6-8 photos!

    Glad to have you aboard.
    @scott57

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