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11 - Academy 1/48 Hughes 500dIsreali Scheme

A nice quick and quite simple build that I put some extra effort into - I wanted to do an scheme but didn't have the decals to so I made a mask of the Yellow V with tape and got a friend to cut a mask of the Israeli roundels for me.

The build was easy and fun, the cockpit and cabin was very empty so I did some scratch building to try and make it look a bit more filled up - then closed it up never to be seen again - ah, but I have photos.

This was the first kit I tried black basing on - and I must say I really like the technique - I think it gives quite a simple paint job a lot of depth and interest.

The front canopy was quite a difficult fit and the glue I used didn't go in smoothly so it left quite an ugly effect in the joints but I've learnt from it.

All in all, it was a lot of fun and a lot of learning.

13 additional images. Click to enlarge.


16 responses

  1. Beautiful model, Anthony!
    I love this scheme a lot, which you recreated perfectly. Nice black basing technique!
    Loved your cockpit beefing up, as well.
    P.S. Congrats on your new pet 🙂

  2. Very nice build, Anthony @anthonyricco
    Great work on the scratchbuilding to make the cockpit more attractive.

  3. Very nice job on this Anthony, well done.

  4. Great job Anthony! 👍

  5. Helicopters can be challenging, but all the extra work has paid off on this one, Anthony (@anthonyricco). Looks great.

  6. Nicely done! I like photo seven.

  7. Looks good! I also love the black-basing technique - provides a great base for more subtle paint work.

  8. Looks awesome. Love the schemes and markings on the Israeli aircraft

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