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! / 72 Italeri H-19B " Chickasaw "

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! / 72 Italeri H-19B " Chickasaw "
Posted by denniscermak on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 2:30 PM
The Chickasaw was my first attempt at building a Helo. Of nearly fifty completed models in my collection the Chick is the only Helicopter. I got the bug one day while watching the movie " Strategic Air Command ". I noticed the H-19 that was sent out to rescue the two crewmen of the B-36 that went down. That was it. Had to do one. The kit is a fairly easy build. Has great clear parts that fit perfectly. Interior is a little tricky during the building process. All around great parts fit. Careful with the rotorhead assembly. The BM finish is a combination of Floquil Old Silver, Platinum Mist and MM Bare Metals. Just ignore the FW-190 nameplate on the base in one of the photos. She's a long way from an FW-190.
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    November, 2003
  • From: Oklahoma
Posted by chopperfan on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:37 PM
Looks like you did a fine job on it, Dennis. Too bad you said something about the display base! You beat me to the punch!! Smile,Wink, & Grin [swg]
Randie [C):-)]Agape Models Without them? The men on the ground would have to work a lot harder. You can help. Please keep 'em flying!
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    January, 2006
  • From: Baton Rouge, Snake Central
Posted by PatlaborUnit1 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:14 AM

You did the old chick' good! Nice machine, and your first helo!  Very nicely done!


Build to please yourself, and don't worry about what others think! TI 4019 Jolly Roger Squadron, 501st Legion
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    December, 2005
  • From: DSM, Iowa
Posted by viper_mp on Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:54 AM
Very nicely done.  I love the look of these old helos.  I might have to see about picking up a kit of this one to add to the collection.  Great work!!

Rob Folden

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    September, 2003
  • From: Australia
Posted by Helo H-34 on Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:07 PM
WOW excellent work on your helo dennis. I always greatly admire people who master metal finishes - I'm too afraid to try. The painting around the frame lines of the windscreen and clear parts is exceptional , something else I struggle with when masking and painting model aircraft. Your helo is certianly an inspiration for me to try harder . Kind regards Helo 53

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    September, 2015
  • From: The Redwood Empire
Posted by Aaronw on Thursday, January 24, 2008 5:05 PM

Very nice, I love the old piston era helicopters, there is just something kind of mad scientist about them.

Is this the Italeri kit with a pontoon equipped helo on the box?

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    October, 2003
Posted by denniscermak on Thursday, January 24, 2008 8:02 PM
Aaronw, no the kit is not the Chick with the pontoons. I'm currently trying to locate that particular one in my area.


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