This Hasegawa Egg
Plane of the Hughes 500 Helicopter lacked the detail I wanted to build it.
I have to admit I wanted a US Army version in my collection. I began
collecting 1/72 and 1/48 scale kits to see what I could use. The decals
came from a 1/72 scale kit. Everything else was too small to use from this
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So, I turned to the 1/48 scale kit for more details to add to my Egg Plane chopper. Using the main rotor, which I had to cut down also meant I could use the radar on top and a few of the extra
parts that would go on the fuselage. I used everything that would add detail and give it a more
serious look, especially on the nose as you can see.
After assembling PE seatbelts to add to the interior, painting the cockpit interior, I masked off the canopy and inserted the interior. I masked the back of the cockpit to avoid spraying the interior and cockpit and painted it. I added a rear seat to the rear of the fuselage and also taped it off to avoid painting the interior.
After all was dry, I put the two halves together and clear coated with Future Floor Polish and added the decals. A dull coat on the model finished it off. The Egg Planes are a fun build and if you think outside the box, you can build your own one of a kind caricature Egg Plane!