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H-21 Flying Banana

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This is a built of the 1/72 Italeri H-21 out of the box build by Grant Berry. The build was found on Facebook, and looks amazing, and I felt this needs to be shared with the AeroScale community.

This is the 2011 boxing, but still the 1999 tooling of the kit. I have not but done many helicopters, but am intrigued by the early ones, the “Flying Banana” most of all.

The kit has a major flaw, in that when the fuselage halves are joined, in some areas (from rear door to front), panel lines do not line up. So I filled said panel lines on the top and bottom, and re-scribed them in new locations, so that they would not meet either panel lines on the side of the fuselage halves.


Comments

Very nice. He did a great job on it. Added the linked pic for you too.
MAR 27, 2019 - 02:24 AM
That's one cool looking banana! The H21 is one of my favorite aircraft, and this is one beautiful model! VR, Russ
MAR 27, 2019 - 02:49 AM
Gino - THANKS!
MAR 27, 2019 - 04:53 AM
Hi Kevin, that's a real masterpiece! Thank you for sharing. Christos.
MAR 28, 2019 - 06:18 AM
The thanks should go to Grant, I agree amazing build, and thanks to Grant for providing me the images and short story.
MAR 28, 2019 - 07:21 AM
BEAUTIFUL Work!!!
MAR 28, 2019 - 11:29 AM
All I can say is Wow! Masterful modeling.
MAR 28, 2019 - 01:16 PM
Kevin, My compliments on an absolutely stunning piece of work. Well done!
MAR 29, 2019 - 12:50 PM