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1/48 Academy CH-113 Labradors

Gallery Article by Harv on Aug 12 2009

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This is my second submission to ARC. The models are the Academy KV-107 kits, suitably modified and marked to represent a pair of aircraft from 14 Wing, Greenwood, Nova Scotia. The first pic was taken on the flightline, and when I submitted it to the base paper it fooled some people! I built these in 2005 for a pair of good friends, then borrowed them back for the picture. 11304 is the chopper that was rebuilt after an engine failure during a hoist training mission caused it to go down in the bush. It was towed over 15 km by road back to base.

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The second picture shows some of the extras I put into them, such as scratchbuilt parts cans, etc. I modified the tail for the APU, before the aftermarket resin piece was available (just my luck). The markings were a challenge as well, as I couldn't wait for the Belcher bits set. I used Mike Belcher's Voodoo decals to good effect, as well as some generic lightning bolts and other doodads.

Thanks to Mary Michilko for the tarmac shot

Harv

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Photos and text by Harv

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