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Italeri 1/48 scale conversion
Boeing YHC-1B

by Roberto Mantuano


Boeing YHC-1B


Italeri's 1/48 scale ACH-47A Armed Chinook  is available online from Squadron




Here is my 1/48 Boeing YHC-1B.

This is a conversion of the 1/48 scale ACH-47A from Italeri.



I looking for something different from the green stuff and while searching photos on Internet I found a beautiful image of a white and orange Chinook. Love at first glance!

The conversion is not difficult:

  • close and reopen the oblos on the sides (two on the right side and one on the other),

  • change the rear gear legs (I used two from the front gear of the Italeri's Phantom) and match to that the wheels from Monogram's Phantom (four!),



  • modified the pilot's seats,

  • and most challenging, sourcing the decals!

I found most in my spare box and the remain from the model sheet.

Inside there is a Jeep from Revell's CH53. It is not most obvious, but it is there!



The painting is not difficult either - three layers of white and two of orange.

Comparing the model with the ACH-47A is an interesting contrast of colors.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Roberto Mantuano
Page Created 16 April, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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