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  1. 👍 That's correct, as mentioned above: "Also boxed by Testors, and now by Italeri"... The Aurora (Atlantis) kit supplies most of the cockpit framework moulded-in with the fuselage sides, with separate clear inserts... ....on my example, the two all-in-one curved 'corner' sections are a poor fit - hence the intention to replace the entire glazed area.
  2. Thanks, Jon - I used a Fujimi SH-3H to do Apollo 7's SH-3A recovery aircraft '55': Also boxed by Testors, and now by Italeri - and the other Fujimi releases as different variants all use the same base kit. Some might suggest the CyberHobby kit, but it needs remedial work - and lacks rivets!
  3. I examples of both the Revell and Aurora kits... ....Revell's is in an almost translucent olive green plastic - like @Trojan Thunder, I'll be replacing the top of the doghouse with a section from an old Airfix kit, along with a complete Fujimi main rotor assembly, a Revell tail rotor, and a homemade winch body (as seen on my CH-3B)... ....Aurora's will get similar rotor and winch units, and I'm hoping to use a spare Revell nose transparency to replace the poor-fitting separate originals - the kit's also a prime candidate for treatment with my newly-acquired rivet wheel, once I've mas
  4. Long-time football fan here - listened to games on AFN Radio in the early 1980's before Channel 4 started showing highlights and then live games here in the UK; went to Wembley Stadium in '87 for the LA Rams v Denver game, had to pick a team, and chose the Broncos, primarily because of Colorado being home to the AF Academy... ....and followed them ever since. Wore a Broncos T-shirt behind the RAF Mildenhall O'Club bar as I went through the embarrasment of seeing them lose Superbowl XXIV, and watched their games (and others) on AFN for some five years, either on base or at someone's house.
  5. I'm also firmly of the opinion that the Airfix kit (the plastic in both CH and HH boxings is identical) remains the best representation of the H-53... ....below are a couple of pics of my early-90's builds - a 67th ARRS HH-53C and a 21st SOS MH-53J - both with fully-detailed interiors (cabin roof shown)... ....the Pave Low - built as you intend to do yours, using Italeri parts - won the Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine trophy at the IPMS(UK) Nationals in 1993!
  6. Thanks - I'd already downloaded the RPD one, but hoping someone can supply a full-size scan, and of both sides of the sheet...
  7. I've just acquired this decal sheet, but without its placement guide - if anyone has one they could scan (as pic or pdf) to send via email, please PM me! TIA Andy
  8. Yes - I gave up trying the conventional method, but, as per the update to my original post (linked to above), found a 'work-around'....
  9. For those rotorheads who don't check the 'Display Case' for helicopter builds: CH-3B Sea King - 2857th Test Squadron, 1965 - Fujimi 1/72
  10. Thanks! What you see is "rivet reflection" - the centre red stripe is right on a vertical rivet line... ....doesn't the DFC ribbon have blue (rather than red) outer stripes? In retrospect, I really ought to touch up the OUA ribbon with Insignia Blue... ....the home-printed shade is rather light - it should match the trim above...
  11. I found a work-around - see my post over in the FAQ thread...
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