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1/48 Chinook anybody?
Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:36 PM

Looking to get Italeri's 1/48 CH-47D, to build for a guy that was a crew chief on them.

I know Italeri made the kit, but I'm having a very hard time finding one (at a realistic price...Squadron has one for $85.50...NUTZ!)

Anybody have one that they can part with?...or have a lead I can follow to one?

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:28 PM

Couldnt find anything cheeper for you. But it could be worse.

Oldmodelkits.com has 2 Aurora CH-47's for a modest $155 and $199.

Hope you find what your looking for. I would love to see one built.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 08, 2017 7:51 PM

Will 1/72 work? The Trumpie kit is cheap.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:20 PM

Check out hobbylink.com

They have a Trumpiter 1/35 scale for $ 108, a few 1/72 scale kits , and an odd New-Wave 1/55 scale kit. Never heard of them before. It says it comes with a screwdriver so it may be more of a toy than a model. But for less than $20 how could you go wrong? 

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by route62 on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:21 PM

I think I have one.  Give me a couple days and I will check.  I am in Orlando FL so once Irma does her thing I will be able to check.

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, September 09, 2017 5:32 AM

I know the 1/35 and 1/72 are available all day long. I never thought a 1/48 Chinook would be a hard to find item. Squadron may be the only route to go...I have their "20% off your order" email, for this weekend.

If they actually have it. I found it through google images....but when I was on Squdron, nothing came up through their "search".

Edit...found the Squadron one again...."in stock soon"...which doesn't mean much.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:22 PM

Yes it means a lot...

fuggeddaboutit...

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:42 PM

GMorrison

Yes it means a lot...

fuggeddaboutit...

 

That's really what I meant!!!Tongue Tied

What I'm finding is...Italeri is the only game in town...Revell reboxed it as the British HC-somethin or other...but it's basically a C model.

It kinda amazes me that there's not a few options (several companies) readily available. As far as I'm concerned, the Chinook is an icon of helicoptery...not quite up there with the Huey, but not all that far behind!

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:01 AM

 As far as I'm concerned, the Chinook is an icon of helicoptery...not quite up there with the Huey, but not all that far behind!

 
Without doubt the first two that always pop in my head. I think I'm gonna look around for some build logs of one of those big kits.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by route62 on Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:19 PM

checked my stash, sorry, no 1/48 chinook.  I do have 1/72 CH113 and a CH-46D. Same family of chopper if you do not have any luck anywhere else.

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:13 PM

route62

checked my stash, sorry, no 1/48 chinook.  I do have 1/72 CH113 and a CH-46D. Same family of chopper if you do not have any luck anywhere else.

 

Thanks for checking...appreciated!Toast

I have a 46 that I built for another very good friend of mine that was also a crew chief on the Phrog (he's now "chiefing" the V-22). 

I still can't believe that there is not a 47D to be had. I thought the "dust bin" intake filters would have been harder to track down...those were a piece of cake...and ordered.

I have found 47D kits in 1/700, 1/350, 1/144(all way too small!), 1/72 and 1/35...but have not found the "dust bin" filters in 72nd or 35th....only in 144th and 48th.

I did contact Italeri...but being Sunday, I'll hafta wait.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, September 11, 2017 4:16 PM

Peruse your local HobbyLobby to check their stock.  IIRC, the one near us had one for a while.  Then, wait for one of their killer '40% off' coupons and pounce!

 

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:58 AM

CrashTestDummy

Peruse your local HobbyLobby to check their stock.  IIRC, the one near us had one for a while.  Then, wait for one of their killer '40% off' coupons and pounce!

 

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

 

I don't have one all that close (35-40 mins away), and given what their selection has been for the last decade or so, I highly, HIGHLY doubt that Hobby Lobby is going to be the place I'll find a kit that can't simply be found anywhere else.

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:31 PM

So, there is no joy to be had for finding this kit. I did find one that was actually available, on some site in the UK...for a mere $130+ USD...plus shipping. No thanks!

I contacted Italeri, and the kit is being repopped, and due in the US market early next year. 

Going with 1/72Cool

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:58 PM

Yeah I had a 1/48 CH-46, in fact I think I gave it to you.

Thing was huge.

There was a forum member back when named Old Hooker.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:12 PM

I could swear that one of my two LHSs had one in stock when I was there last month. But I can't remember which one.

here are the shops with their contact info if you want to call them and check for certain...

http://www.brookhursthobbies.com

 

http://www.militaryhobbiesonline.com/main.sc

 

good luck...

 

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Posted by fermis on Friday, September 15, 2017 7:32 PM

GMorrison

Yeah I had a 1/48 CH-46, in fact I think I gave it to you.

Thing was huge.

There was a forum member back when named Old Hooker.

 

Yes sir....one of these days....one...of...these...days!!!

Dunno that I'd call it huge...maybe petite, for big chopper!

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Posted by fermis on Friday, September 15, 2017 7:35 PM

stikpusher

I could swear that one of my two LHSs had one in stock when I was there last month. But I can't remember which one.

here are the shops with their contact info if you want to call them and check for certain...

http://www.brookhursthobbies.com

 

 

good luck...

 

 

BA-BOOM....you are the man!

I got the "dust bin" filters through "Shapeways", the other day...3D printed. They look quite nice. Ordered the kit today.

Thanks Stik!Toast

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:09 PM

I guess I didn't hit my head on landing too many times... 

great to hear you found one... and helped support a local shop!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, September 18, 2017 7:59 PM

Nevermind....got an email from them that basically said.."sorry kid, you're out of luck".

Angry

No joy on the 47C either, or the HC-1(which has the proper blades, for a D).

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:04 PM

fermis

Nevermind....got an email from them that basically said.."sorry kid, you're out of luck".

Angry

No joy on the 47C either, or the HC-1(which has the proper blades, for a D).

 

I wish that I had seen this about 7 hours ago... I was there and could have checked up to confirm... let's just say that the daytime staff I ran into today is not their A team for modelers... they are more or the gamers side of the shop...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by crazypat on Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:23 PM
try checking https://www.bnamodelworld.com they have some and in 1/48 scale for around $67 AUD they might have what you want
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Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:44 PM

crazypat
try checking https://www.bnamodelworld.com they have some and in 1/48 scale for around $67 AUD they might have what you want
 

They only have the "A" listed...and out of stock. Thanks though.

Going with the 1/72 Trumpy kit...got it in the other day.

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Posted by crazypat on Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:05 PM
no worries sorry about that
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Posted by crazypat on Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:08 PM

i just found this link it could be of some help http://www.jumbliesmodels.com/model-kits-c3/aviation-kits-c4/italeri-ch-47d-chinook-148-scale-plastic-kit-p1198 but it is out of stock

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Posted by crazypat on Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:16 PM

here is some more http://www.squadron.com/1-48-Italeri-CH-47D-Chinook-IT2672-p/it2672.htm , http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1854_1_105392389.html , https://www.rcjaz.com.au/italeri-2672-148-ch47d-chinook-p-90054815.html , http://www.norton.co.uk/plastic-kits-c146/aircraft-c538/1-48-2672-ch-47d-chinook-aircraft-kit-p456 most places seam to be out of stock you cold try waiting thats if you want 1/48 otherwise just go 1/72

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Posted by route62 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:12 PM

If you still are looking i found one at modelpalooza for $100.  I am volenteering so i will be here sun.  We can work out sending payment thru paypal and i can ship it to you

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, September 25, 2017 6:40 PM

route62

If you still are looking i found one at modelpalooza for $100.  I am volenteering so i will be here sun.  We can work out sending payment thru paypal and i can ship it to you

 

 

Thanks...sorry I missed this...was outta town for the weekend. I think that woulda been a bit over budget though!

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Posted by route62 on Monday, September 25, 2017 10:38 PM

I know the seller, so if you change your mind let me know and I can get it for you.

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Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:41 PM

route62

I know the seller, so if you change your mind let me know and I can get it for you.

 

I'll message the guy that's footin the bill for this project...will letchya know either way.

Thanks!

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