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1/48 Italeri MH-60K Blackhawk

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1/48 Italeri MH-60K Blackhawk
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, July 08, 2018 3:17 PM

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.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 08, 2018 3:22 PM

Nice start, some good work on the pit and nice scratchbuilt additions.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 08, 2018 4:13 PM

on pretty much any MH type, you can paint the interior of the cockpit any color you like. As long as it’s black. Special Ops birds do much of their work at nite with the crew wearing NVGs so the interiors are painted accordingly.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, July 08, 2018 6:35 PM

Yup, everything forward of the step up in the floor is flat black; floor, IP, walls, ceiling, seats, everything.  This goes for all modern H-60 helos (pretty much all others too).  It is for night flying and the use of NVGs.

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:57 AM

Thanks! I will correct it.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:49 AM

Just noticed that your left seat collective is misplaced.  The collective goes on the left side of both seats.  You have both inboard against the center console.  The shiney rectangle in the lower left of the below pic is where the collective goes.

Also, disregard the painting directions and markings/decals in the kit as they are totally wrong.  The MH-60K is only used by the US Army's 160th SOAR (Special Ops Aviation Regiment) and is only painted flat black with OD markings.

The correct decals can be sourced through Werner's Wings with their NIGHT STALKERS-PART 2- GOTHIC SERPENT to Present decal set.  It has markings for 3 MH-60Ks, one being the correct gray test scheme.  

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, July 13, 2018 4:51 AM

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.
 
 
 
 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, July 14, 2018 1:15 PM

ooking much better.  AA few tweeks though.  The seat cushions and collectives should be all black as well.  Everything forward of the step on the floor is black, everything

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Monday, July 16, 2018 2:51 PM

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.
 
 
 
 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:05 PM

Nice job on the seat attachments and the PE work. By the way, all the PE pieces should also be flat black.  See a trend here?

Which Werner's Wings decals did you end up getting?  Just a note, there were no MH-60Ks deployed to Somalia in '93 as they were not fielded until '94.  The final MH-60K was retired on 19 Nov 2014 as well.   The MH-60Ks and MH-60Ls were replaced by the newer and more capable MH-60M.

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