1/48 Battle Axe HUP-2

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on Apr 27 2020

 

      

Well, here is a model you don't see every day. In fact, until is was plopped down in front of me (by a customer) to build, I had never known it existed. Its a very short run kit from a company I never heard of, Battle Axe. 

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This is no Hasegawa/Tamiya shake and bake kit. The instructions leave lots to be desired, The plastic has nor pins and holes for alignment, the clear parts are.....a challenge. Its a good thing they supplied two sets. I sure needed them. The decals are from my spare bin. The customer supplied 1/72 scale decals to use as a reference. So hopefully I am close.

The Royal Canadian Navy used these little helicopters in the 50s and early 60s.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler

Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler