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1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« on: August 04, 2012, 05:31:11 AM »
Hi folks,

Something that has frustrated me for a while is the apparent lack of helicopter kits in the 1/48 scale.  It seems possible to get more kits in 1/72 and 1/35 then in 1/48.  Thoughts?

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 06:05:42 AM »
Depends on what you are looking for.  :)
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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 06:11:29 AM »
Depends on what you are looking for.  :)

Lots...but to start with:

Mil Mi-24A
Mil Mi-8/17
Aérospatiale Super Frelon
Aérospatiale Puma/Cougar
Kamov Ka-25
Kamov Ka-27
NH-90
 
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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 06:15:13 AM »
Academy do several MD-500s - dull, I know but the cabins are good for sci-fi crew-pods.

Don't think there is any kit of the Super-Frelon other than the big 1/35th Heller one -- you may have to build that & just park it further away from your eye :-X   There is a civil Frelon in a museum in Oz.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 06:18:41 AM by raafif »

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 06:52:55 AM »
Depends on what you are looking for.  :)

Lots...but to start with:

Mil Mi-24A
Mil Mi-8/17
Aérospatiale Super Frelon
Aérospatiale Puma/Cougar
Kamov Ka-25
Kamov Ka-27
NH-90

According to the PAK-20 book Greg, there's the following
Mil-8/17 --   Cutting Edge (also known as Meteor Productions); Mee [reboxed by DFI & Mir (could be 1/50)]; Navigator; Russian Project
Mil-24 --   Combat Models; Monogram; Trumpeter
Super Frelon --  Heller and Mee did one in 1/50
Puma/Super Puma --  Heller and Mee did one in 1/50
The only Kamov I can see in 1/48 is the Ka-50 by Italeri

When looking for the Super Frelon or Puma, you might have more search success if you used SUD-Aviation instead of Aérospatiale

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 08:24:35 AM »
Are you sure about the Hinds?  I am after the A model not the D.
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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 12:44:39 AM »
The Monogram kit was issued in 1993-94 in the Iron Curtain series, what version it is it doesn't say I'm afraid, it just says it's a Mi.24 Gunship. Combat's is a 'D' but then trolling through the Trumpeter listing I can't find the 1/48 kit.  I think that might be a typo but I'll email the author and try to find out.

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 03:44:44 AM »
Yeah, every 1/48 Mi-24 I have seen is a D model (or latter - I have seen some Es/Fs) whereas I am after the A:

Hind-D+:



Hind-A:

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2012, 04:13:58 AM »
 Well, can't help with the Hind-but a couple more showed up at Squadron today-

 http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=IT0857

 

http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=IT2720




 I'd almost swear I remember a Hind A conversion, but its been years...I'll ask around.

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2012, 11:25:20 AM »
Quick trawl through ebay shows:

Revell 1/48 AH-1F HueyCobra
Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra
Academy Boeing Ch-46 Sea Knight
Airfix Apache
Academy Apache
Aoshima Airwolf
Italeri Black Hawk/Sea Hawk (various versions)
Airfix Lynxes (Army and Navy versions)
Academy CH-53E Sea Stallion
Fujimi naval Wasp
Revell MH-60L
Hasegawa Sea King
Italeri Chinook
Esci AB-205
Revell Wessex
Italeri Wessex
Matchbox Seasprite
Italeri OH-58D Kiowa
Italeri AB-212
Smer Mil Mi-2

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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 11:59:49 AM »
Add to your list above the several versions of the UH-1B/C that were offered by Monogram as a USAF Rescue Helicopter, US Army MEDEVAC, US Army Gunship. 

The Gunship version has been released under the Revell Germany label and the MEDEVAC has recently been released as a retro-box art kit.  The one that is elusive is the USAF Rescue version as it had a different roof with a rescue hoist mounting molded on it.  Don't remember if the passenger compartment had the gunship ammunition box molded on or different floor without that feature. 


Did Italeri ever release the EH-101 in 1/48th scale?  Or was that the NH-90?  The Italeri catalog from several years ago was proclaiming one or the other to be available in the next year but I have not seen it. 
« Last Edit: August 09, 2012, 12:01:53 PM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: 1/48 Helicopter kits...where be they all?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 11:08:46 PM »
Here's my RCAF/RCN 48th Helo stash list  :-[

CH-136 Kiowa (Heller) + 10 TAG decals
CH-136 Kiowa (Italeri) + 10 TAG decals
CH-135 Twin Huey   (Italeri) +   10 TAG decals
CH-146 Griffon (UH-1N + BB CH-146 Conversion)
CH-118 Iroquois (UH-1D Italeri)
CH-124 Sea King   (Hasegawa + BB RCN decals + Resin)
CH-113 Voyager   (CH-46D Academy + BB Army decals)
CH-113 Labrador   (KV-107 Academy + BB SAR decals)
HO-4S (S-55 Revell + BB RCN decs)
CH-126 (H-34 Gallery + BB RCAF Red/White/Blue decals)
HTL-6 (Bell 47 / OH-13 Italeri + RCN decals)
H-21 (Aurora + BB NMF decals)
H-21 (Special Hobby +BB RWB decals)
HUP-2 (Battle Axe + RCN decals)
CH-47C (Italeri + BB decals)
CH-149 (Merlin Airfix + BB resin conversion & decals)

On the look out for:
CH-178 (Mi-17 V5)
CH-147 F Chinook
CH-148 Cyclone