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Kitty Hawk: UH-1D
In_War_and_Peace
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 02:57 PM UTC


Adie Roberts takes a long look inside the Kitty Hawks 1/48th scale UH-1D “Huey” to see just how good this kit is and to look at doing a feature build

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:04 PM UTC
Good review. This is a great kit. I have seen a couple builds of it and it can come out awesome. It does have a couple issues, but nothing really major. One seems to be a lack of locating pins on the part that holds the transmission under the rotor head. It should be angled slightly down in the front and this is not shown in the instructions. The lack of pins doesn't help this either.

Warner's Wings is coming out with a correction set that will fix the transmission angle and a few other detail issues.
In_War_and_Peace
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 06:24 PM UTC
Thank you for your comments it is a great kit and certainly the best one on the market in 1/48th scale and I for one am hoping that Kitty Hawk upscale this to 1/35th at some point. I look forward to seeing some of the aftermarket goodies coming out and will take some time to build this kit too.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 07:15 PM UTC
They are supposed to do a 1/35 version as well. Hopefully it will be soon.

Here are a couple builds of it to look at for pointers:

In-progress build of Vietnam era UH-1H.

Aussie RAF UH-1H from Vietnam .

Floyd Werner's Vietnam UH-1D.

Good luck on the build and keep us posted.
In_War_and_Peace
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC
Thanks Arty for those build reviews I have looked through these and some very interesting comments coming from them and some positive information regarding some of the parts and the use of AM