Monogram 1/48 scale UH-1 kitbash - October 2012

Greg Kolasa, Wantage, New Jersey

Greg writes: “This TH-1L U.S. Navy training Huey was kitbashed from the 1/48 scale Monogram UH-1 Huey Hog (which is actually a UH-1C) with some details and changes made to replicate the L model. I added the hoist motor bulge atop the roof; it’s resin I cast in a mold I pulled from a wood master.” Additional details Greg added: strakes (from thin sheet styrene); tie-down rings and assorted fuel and battery drains (from thin wire) on the belly; opened the front of the skids with a motor tool; widened horizontal tailplanes (which were too narrow in chord) with sheet styrene at the trailing edges; roof windows tinted with Testors transparent green; intake warning stripes from a 1/72 scale A-7 Corsair II); and decal lettering from extras, among many other modifications.

Posted 9/20/2012 11:14:21 AM by Tim Kidwell
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  • Monogram 1/48 scale UH-1 kitbash - October 2012

    Greg, Very well Done and very good eye to Detail.  I wish I could see more of the model, like the inturer.

  • Monogram 1/48 scale UH-1 kitbash - October 2012

    Amazing! What a job!!

  • Monogram 1/48 scale UH-1 kitbash - October 2012

    Super job on the Navy training Huey. It brought back memories when I was in advance helo training at NAS Whiting Field in 1979. The most I remember about flying the Huey was full auto rotations on the grassy outlying fields. It was a blast.

  • Monogram 1/48 scale UH-1 kitbash - October 2012

    Nice! I was on the USS Lexington CVT-16 out of Pensacola '73-'76, and we'd get these guys flying out every now and then.