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Charles King
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UH100 Black Hawk – Upgrade Design

August 5, 2020 · in Sci-fi · · 10 · 2.6K

First of all, I must say that the Italeri, UH-60/MH-60 'night raid' 1/48 scale kit, sucked big time. Maybe it was my bad luck but the fittings has one of the worst fittings I have ever experienced. Not only that, but the instructions was so bad. Thank goodness, I was not trying to duplicate any particular prototyp model, which would have been a disaster. At the end, things were so misaligned that I just had to improvised, to hide certain areas. It helped, but only to an extend. So forgive me, if certain areas do not look that they have a perfect fitting. But, that was the best I could do. The engines rotate, for take off and flight mode.

Anyways, here is kit-bashed, modified, with a little scratch building involved, which resulted in this 'UH100 Black Hawk partly, VTOL,stealth design with a twist. Hope you like the results, regardless of the difficulties I have had trying to put this build together. This was just a fun build with no regards to the physical and technical flight dynamics of this beast. 🙂

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10 responses

  1. Reminds me a little bit of the Aliens Dropship.

  2. An interesting design! Nicely done.

  3. I've seen most of your creations live through the years, at various exibitions and competitions around Sweden. This is possibly one of the coolest and more easy to understand. A logical development stage for a now classic design. I'm happy you went with a dull paint job as per normal Black Hawk, no yellow/black danger stripes so common in the sci-fi world. Go Charles, go!

  4. That's a great concept, Charles!
    Would look the part in one of the "Terminator" movies.
    As for the blemishes, my inexperienced eyes couldn't spot anything.
    I like it a lot!

  5. Thank you kindly Spiros. Yes, it does have the terminator flying vehicle vibe. Possibly, the drop ship from Aliens.

  6. That's one mean-looking "chopper!" Well done - the black work makes it look even more menacing.

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