1/48 Academy CH-53E Super Stallion

Gallery Article by Edwin M on Apr 16 2012



This is the 1/48 scale CH-53E from Academy. It is actually my first ever 1/48 helicopter. It took me about half a year to complete. The model was painted with Mr Color lacqers and acrylics, and weathered with an oil wash. Some scratch building was done to create wiring and cabling for the rotor head and the payload. But apart from that, it is mostly out of the box, including the decals.


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The model is extremely huge once complete and takes up a great deal of display space. This could easily take the title of one of the biggest 1/48 helicopters around! You can visit my blog at this link for more photos and a more detailed description of this model. Feel free to comment and critique!

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Edwin M


Photos and text by Edwin M