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War Monkey25 Jun 2016 8:55 p.m. PST

Okay I have been looking around and trying to find a good deal as would anyone else trying to fill a roll, so I have been looking for a UH-48 Chinook in the 15mm scale and no such luck so would it be wrong to use another scale?

Looking at going to 1/72 scale would it look to big and if not then I was thinking of using the same scale, for a Blackhawk and Huey.

War Monkey25 Jun 2016 8:58 p.m. PST

Ugh!!! Darn bug wouldn't let me cross post!!! to anything!!!!!

War Monkey25 Jun 2016 8:59 p.m. PST

And it will not update postings either!!!!

War Monkey25 Jun 2016 9:08 p.m. PST

Okay I have been looking around for a CH-47 Chinook in the 15mm scale with no such luck so would it be wrong or look to big going on to 1/72 scale or 1/144 scale.

Have been thinking of these same scales for Black Hawk and for Huey and well.

any and all input is welcomed.

War Monkey25 Jun 2016 9:17 p.m. PST

Okay this is totally strange? my post totally disappeared so I went to re-post it and now this is where we are at.

So no I didn't just went and re-asked the question further down on the post.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2016 9:18 p.m. PST

I would hit my local toys r us to see if there was a die cast toy that would work. I'd try 1/76 for model because it will be a little smaller than a 1/72.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2016 9:21 p.m. PST

There is an RC Chinaook in very close to 1/100 scale. Cheap too.

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TNE230025 Jun 2016 9:38 p.m. PST
Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2016 9:44 p.m. PST

There's a Maisto diecast that's about 1/150 scale.
It's a big enough bird that going undersize shouldn't be a big problem.

Lion in the Stars25 Jun 2016 11:30 p.m. PST

15mm is usually 1/100 scale. Try Revell EasyKits and Aoshima's "Battle Rotor" series. Aoshima is OOP, though.

zoneofcontrol26 Jun 2016 3:57 a.m. PST

Echoing 79th PA's post above…
I frequent my local RR train hobby stores for anything from terrain making supplies and tools to buildings, scenery items, vehicles and figures.

I found a 1/100 RV that is the splitting image of the Walking Dead vehicle. I also picked up some cars and two single rotor helos to use.

Just be careful. not everything in one particular series is the same scale. Look before you leap.

Gaz004526 Jun 2016 4:20 a.m. PST

My local £1.00 GBP/$1/1 store has an Osprey in 15 mm '-ish scale….just need to remove the friction motor 'thingy' and repaint……..

This guy found a Chinook…

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IMHO 1/72 would be too big……..1/144 is the other way to go

Cosmic Reset Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2016 5:16 a.m. PST

Another option might be to use 1/100 scale CH-46s, depending on how much of a purest you are. The CH47 is a lot wider, but only 8 feet longer. I see the kits on Ebay most of the time. Sometimes people ask goofy starting bids, but I got mine in the $10 USD-12 range, plus shipping, though usually asking price is around $15.00 USD.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2016 5:34 a.m. PST

there is a diecast 1/100th chinook available, can't remember who makes it though.

Stepman326 Jun 2016 6:12 a.m. PST

I'd look for 1/100th or "ho" scale…

BeneathALeadMountain26 Jun 2016 7:20 a.m. PST

Old glory UK has a 1:100 chinook, I think it's in the post ww2 aircraft range
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BALM

Dave Schmid Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2016 11:41 a.m. PST

Armaments In Miniature will be releasing a 1/100 (15mm) CH-47A Chinook within 2-3 weeks. I am doing the final details and the parts as I write this note.

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