1/72 Italeri ACH-47

by Warren Osborne

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This is the Italeri ACH47 gunship version of the Chinook in 1/72 scale.  The kit is well detailed and easy to build.  I usually like to add some extra detail if I can on the kits I build, but this adds a fair bit of time and I end up building only a couple of kits a year, so I built this kit straight from the box.

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As with most Italeri kits, it went together with no fuss, I used Humbrol enamels throughout.  I sprayed the kit using the pre-shading technique with matt black sprayed over the panel lines, with a couple of panels covered to give a patchwork affect to the finished scheme, a few coats of olive drab were then misted over the top.  I brush painted four coats of Klear using a large flat brush (I have problems spraying klear).  I then decaled and weathered with pastel chalks finally sealing it all with matt varnish.  The Italeri kit is a great representation of real thing and once the rotors were added, it takes up a surprising amount of space for a  1/72 helo.

Warren 

Photos and text by Warren Osborne