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Italeri 1/48 MH-60K Blackhawk

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Starting on Italeri’s 1/48 MH-60K. With this build I will be using Eduard’s “Big Ed” detail kit. Beginning with the cockpit I added the photo etch parts to the floor and console. As I started on the seats I noticed that the rear of the seats on the reference photos have a bin and bracing as well as a first aid bag behind headrest. Using some stock styrene sheets and rods I made the braces. I used a small piece of nylon cloth to make the first aid bags.

More photos in the build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/

 

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That's some sharp looking detail!

 

Gil  :cool:

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Moving forward after some corrections the cockpit section is almost done. I scratch built the fire extinguisher and painted the cockpit section the correct color. I then started work on the crew area. The photo etch comes with the support cables for one side of the crew seats and I used 32 AWG wire to replicate the other side. The molded in seat belts were  removed. I will make new seat belts out of cloth tape. I am working on making the turn buckles that go from the top of the seats to the supports. Need about 20 of them. Still have lots of details to add to the crew area.

Build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/

 

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More details on the crew cabin being added. Seat belts and turn buckles done. Working on the cabin roof. Need a few more details to be scratch built and some more photo etch to be added. Also the decals I ordered for the paint scheme arrived today. They are the Werner’s Wings decals representing the aircraft from Operation Gothic Serpent from the 160th Task Force known as the Night Stalkers. Includes markings from the infamous “Blackhawk Down” operation.

 

All the build photos can be seen at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/

 

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