1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1V Huey

Gallery Article by Charlies Rodriguez on June 15 2018



This is my 1/48th scale KITTY HAWK UH-1V Huey. I built it representing UH-1H serial FAD3030 from the Dominican Republic Air Force FAD. The model was built almost OBB scratch is the instrument panel and some antennas outside the GPS antenna was scratch ..also I made some modification to the transmission and to the bars on the main rotor mast and the roof inside was completely done out of the one the kit brings,, I just turn upside down and make all the holes.

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I wanted to represent just the way they arrived to the Dominican Republic during the 90s donated by the United States Army, after serving at the Gulf War.

The model was painted with Model Master acrylic Paints. The main exterior color is U.S. Army Helo Drab FS34087. 

Weathering was done using pastel chalks and swabs.

Always wanted to do FAD 3030 Since it was also the first helicopter I get to fly and from that day on I fall in love with this bird. 

Is not perfect but I really love this model.

Until next Huey.

Charlies Rodriguez

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Photos and text by Charlies Rodriguez