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John Clark
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1/48 AMP HO3S-1 Dragonfly

February 9, 2022 · in Aviation · · 30 · 1.4K

This is the 1/48 HO3S-1 . Its amost straight from the box but some added seatbelts. The figures are bashed together and the torsos modified from Luftwaffe pilot figures because the closest i could get to a Korean War Navy life preserver. The deck represents an LST converted to a helicopter scow. The fit of this kit was a challenge…to me anyway.

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  1. Great work. Your figures turned out pretty nice for the scale.

  2. Beautiful result, John @recalcitrant21
    Paintwork is great, especially the work done on the figures.

  3. Very nicely done, John. Glad you were able to overcome the challenges this kit presented to make such a good looking diorama. Congratulations on completing this extraordinary build of an oft-overlooked subject!

  4. Amazing build of a subject not that often seen built, John!
    Great figures and great presentation.

  5. Nice work on the kit - it's a good one. Also very cool that you would memorialize Lt(jg) Koelsch and AMM3 Neal.

  6. The story of the diorama is almost the ending of The Bridges At Toko-Ri. The model work is impressive.

  7. Another fine job, John. You do a nice job with all, especially the figures.

  8. Yes sir, that is very cool indeed! ? ?

  9. Looks really good! Well done.

  10. That really is a cool looking helicopter and build. Great work, I would really would love build one, challenge or not. It just looks so cool, and you did a great job on yours!

    • Thank you, Walt. Be prepared for a lot of test fitting and sanding. Lots of flash on the parts too as well as a short shot part and a mold error at the top of the fuselage on mine. Hope that’s a one off.

  11. Well done John along with a nice tribute to it's crew.

  12. Very nice! Great story too.

  13. Nice job on the build, the crew and display, it looks great!

    Very nice on included the writings on Lt jg John Koelsch and AMM3 George Neal.

  14. John @recalcitrant21 - this is a great build, you did it so well - I love the figures and the interior too.

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