A few years ago our club was offered this kit as a gift during a show. The Italeri 1/48 Fighting Chinook A, I planned to convert it to Chinook C and make it in Egyptian markings which proved to be not such an easy job, windows had to be modified and recreated. I used old milk bottle silicon nipples to create the spherical dome windows. Then the interior had to be modified and seats scratch built. For the turbine sand filters they had to be 3d printed among many other things.
The exterior markings and decals had to be completely reprinted.
The kit itself is not bad but features a lot of fitting problems within the exterior and interior main body parts.
I used an airfix kit for the crew and quad bikes, the blades sagging was also quite difficult using heat as they can easily snap broken.
Overall it was huge challenge that took nearly 4 months but I think it was worth the result.
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