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1/48 Italeri USCG HH-60J 

Jayhawk

by Maurizio Bressan

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I decided to write this article since several emails arrived on discrete freqs after I posted my WIP in the ARC forum.  I had the article ready, but for some reason I waited and waited and waited...sorry.

The starting kit is the well-known Italeri SH-60B in 1/48 scale.  I added the Cobra co. conversion, Eduard PE, Hawkeye decals and tons of styrene sheets and rods.  The main difficult was  finding detailed pics of the interiors and exteriors since the J version is very different from the USN heli (thanks ARC! Thanks Internet!). Photos will tell you the works I made on this helicopter.  I spend some months on this time consuming project and I had the following problems: panel instrument  (I modified it in order to lower it), glue left and right fuselage was a true nightmare, tons of putty was necessary.  I remade 4 the seats twice since I was not satisfied with them, finding the correct shape and dimension of the nose radar.  After all I'm very satisfied about this unique project.  I hope you like this not so common heli.  Many thanks for your attention dedicated to my Jayhawk and if you want to see more military photos I took or my models please click here: www.ma-files.it Military Aviation Files

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Here you can see some WIP photos.

Maurizio

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Photos and text by 'Maurizio Bressan

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