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CH-46E “1-2 Lady Ace” As flown in Iraq and Pakistan in 2010

This is a very special build that I did for Marine Col. Todd Oneto (hence the number "1-2" on the aircraft).

I built this from an Academy kit in 1/48 scale with many scratch built additions, as well as custom markings.

This model was done as his retirement gift after serving 28 years in the Marine Corps.

This build took about 100 hours.

The Academy kit has had pretty good reviews on-line but I found many mistakes, fit issues and detail omissions, but it captures enough of what I needed as a base to start from.

I enjoy being challenged, and this one certainly fit the bill! I use my own weathering techniques and Tamiya paints.

I hope you enjoy my first post, I have many more to come!

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12 responses

  1. Very impressive! "Liked"

  2. Excellent model, it really is impressive inside and outside. Congrats!

  3. Thank you Robert! It was a long build but I’m thrilled with the result

  4. You have set the bar pretty high for a first post. Well done.

  5. Impressive work in all ways.

  6. A beautiful build - excellent details and weathering! Welcome aboard, and very much looking forward to seeing more of your builds.

  7. Thank you so much! I plan on posting a lot 😁

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