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werwulf Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 12:06 p.m. PST

Hey all,
I've been toying with the idea of scratch building a CH-47 in 15mm and wanted an idea on what people are looking for in a kit? If I do realize this project, the model will be cast in resin, but the question is what would prospective buyers be looking for? Is a hollow cargo bay a must or would a solid fuselage be better? Vacu-formed clear parts for the canopy and windows or again solid fuselage?
Running with the same idea, I have also being toying with the idea of resin upgrades for modern 15mm AFV's? Things like Balzer armour for IDF M-60's and Centurions, EAK and up-gunned turret for AAV-7A1's. Maybe even detailed resin barrels to make those saggy metal ones look better.
Again, any suggestions would be great!

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Feb 2009 1:09 p.m. PST


Sorry…that wasn't at you or your post….
I've just been screaming for a CH47 in 15mm for a "while" now…and my sanity slipped a little…

But THANK YOU for looking at the idea….

Honestly? Build it simple…that way you can keep costs and the price down. I think a solid fueselage would be better…

And yes, I'll buy CH47s and AAV-7A1's in 15mm scale if they are out there and the price is right…

leidang27 Feb 2009 1:37 p.m. PST

Ditto what Murphy said. Make it simple no need for clear canopies of open bays. Maybe an optional ramp up/ramp down for a rear mounted .50 and a space for optional door gunners.

A good AAV-7A1 would also be appreciated.

Major Mike27 Feb 2009 1:53 p.m. PST

I'd rather it be in 20mm, but, thats just me. (sigh)

Custer7thcav Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 2:09 p.m. PST

I'm hoping for a 1/48th prepainted diecast for 50 bucks or less… can hope, sigh..

CPT Jake Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 2:16 p.m. PST

I think QRF has one coming out eventually. Not sure the market can support two 15mm 'hooks, so it may be a race to see which is released first.

wehrmacht27 Feb 2009 3:28 p.m. PST

>I think QRF has one coming out eventually.

That soon…?

werwulf Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 3:58 p.m. PST

Not to slight Geoff, but QRF has been talking about a CH-47 for a while now. If he gets it out before I'm done, then GREAT, I'll do the Chinooks for myself. I printed off scale plans a while back and they have been sitting on the bench just waiting for motivation. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.
Murphy, thanks for the backing, makes me a bit more motivated to get going. Perhaps I'll post WIP pics to help your sanity :)

Major Mike, if your looking for a CH-47 in 20mm why not pick up the Italeri 1/72 kit?


There were CH-47 HC.1 and an ACH-47 variants out at one time.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Feb 2009 5:38 p.m. PST

maybe an uparmored Humvee kit too?

Blind Old Hag Fezian Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 5:46 p.m. PST

I'd prefer an open concept so you can put pilots and crew inside. The more open the better but I know that may not be possible with resin. And while you are at it, add a UH-34, and CH-46 to the list.

kyoteblue Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 8:47 p.m. PST


Cosmic Reset Inactive Member27 Feb 2009 9:46 p.m. PST


Not sure if it is what you're looking for, but I've got a M1114 armored Humvee in resin here:


And I'd vote for the CH47 that was a simple model as well. I do like the ramp up or down idea though.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2009 5:05 a.m. PST

you can get a plastic 1/100 scale sea knight, so by extending that and adding the side pontoons you could make a pretty good chinnok.
they are on ebay some times, i have got hold of 2 in the last year or so.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member28 Feb 2009 3:06 p.m. PST

Yeah, I know, the fuselage is sat here next to the Hercules and the Bo105….

"…two 15mm 'hooks…"

Actually, we do also have the Hook – now that's one BIG helicopter!

werwulf Inactive Member28 Feb 2009 6:47 p.m. PST

Thanks again all for the suggestions. I'll get to work and see what I can do.

Blind Old Hag, I hear you on the UH-34 and CH-46. I was blessed enough to get 4 of the 1/100 Tamiya CH-46's kits off ebay for a VERY reasonable price as well as a Roskopf CH-34 and 53. I'm up to the challenge and may try after my first excursion with the CH-47. As I said I'll keep a log of my progress and post pics as soon as I get to the skeletal part.

Aussiejed Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Jun 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but did anything happen with this?

jsmcc9109 Jun 2017 7:28 a.m. PST

Armaments in Miniature do one:


Aussiejed Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Jun 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

Yeah but unfortunately, shipping is a killer. :(

jsmcc9110 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

He ships in a flat rate small box, so I wonder if that would be ok for you?

Aussiejed Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Jun 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

I'm in Australia (hence the name), shipping is more than the cost of a Chinook. Not his fault, that's postage for you.

I may bite the bullet and just do it if my options run out.

Lion in the Stars11 Jun 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

If you don't mind getting a JSDF version, Deagostini makes a prepainted 1/100 CH47J: link

Available from lots of places online, not just Flying Mule.

jsmcc9112 Jun 2017 4:42 a.m. PST

Sorry Jeremy, I didn't realize the price for the box went up so high. I just looked at it. A crazy price!

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member24 Jun 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

Old Glory UK do a Chinook but I don't know if the price/postage will be any better for you.


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