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Dennis Meyers
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Academy 1/144 CH-47 RAF

December 10, 2022 · in Aviation · · 8 · 1K

After the challenges presented by my previous Classic Airframes P6E Hawk and ICM Ghost of Kyiv projects this project was a nice pallet cleanser. I saw a great build of this kit at a recent show that inspired me to do my own. This kit is very well done. Despite its scale, it has plenty of good crisp detail. Even the cargo bay and cockpit are detailed well enough to leave the back door open. Alas, I built mine closed so the nice cockpit detail (and the effort I put into it) are essentially invisible. One criticism I have is with its somewhat vague instructions. The assembly is easy to follow, but its unclear when it comes to some of the external details that differentiate one version of the aircraft from another. Be sure to consult other references during assembly. Placing the large Union Jack decals required some deft handling and copious amounts of softener. Its small scale made for some fiddly parts. Keep your magnifiers handy.

Overall I enjoyed this project. Its scale and detail make it a great, yet compact, display of a storied aircraft.

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  1. Looks great, Dennis. Very worthwhile foray into 1/144. The detail is really nice and the extra work you did on the decals really paid off. A little gem of a build and a welcome addition to the growing collection of helicopter models on this site.

  2. Fantastic job, especially for the scale, Dennis!

  3. It is hard to believe this is 1/144, Dennis (@dmeyers). I really admire those of you who can do such a good job on a model that has parts that I wouldn't even be able to see. Well done.

  4. Fantastic result on this very small kit, Dennis @dmeyers
    The Union jack did came on really nice.

  5. Nicely done,Dennis!

  6. Amazing work especially in this scale.

  7. Yikes that is one small dude! Great work on it.

  8. When you said it was 1/144 I was blown away. That is fantastic work, Dennis!

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