login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Rotary Wing
Discuss helicopters and other rotary wing aircraft from any era.
Egyptian Chinook 'C'
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,645 posts
AeroScale: 377 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Hussein El Kaissy presents some images of the Italeri CH-47 converted to Egyptian service and a nice display diorama.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 521 posts
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
Very nice work both the Chinnok and the diorama base!
Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 15,599 posts
AeroScale: 1,426 posts
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:50 AM GMT+7
It came out really nicely. The finish and setting are great. I like the quad-bikes and crewmen as well. Great job overall.

A couple small corrections. First, on the sides of the aircraft near the rear, you have the "L" shaped outline decals on a flat panel. These should be around a window, as you have near the front. They denote a removable escape window for the crew in the event of a crash. Also, on the rotor blade roots you have a yellow band and corresopnding yellow dot on each one. Each of these should be a different color so the crew can tell which blade goes where since they are each balanced and have to be put back on in the same place if/when removed. You can see the different blade color stripes below.

Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: October 06, 2013
KitMaker: 224 posts
AeroScale: 35 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 01:39 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gino, for the useful info.
Indeed such technical information is a bliss. I learn more every day.