I was using a Monogram B-Huey to make a Navy trainer, and not loving the results, when I took note of the recently released Hobby Boss UH-1C. Close to 40 years newer than any 1/48 little Huey model, it's substantially nicer. Big surprise. The HB Huey-C's best feature--I'm viewing this kit as ready to make a Huey- A, -B, -C, -F or TH-1L--is its windshield casting, that comprises the overhead lights and the pilot door windows, correcting a vexing arrangement in the side windows of the old Monogram model. Other pluses in this 30-part kit: a) the price; b) the main rotor, molded in one piece; c) one-piece landing rail casting; d) apparently superb fit. Minuses, correctable if you cannibalize a Monogram Huey (cheap and plentiful), are lack of collectives and rudder pedals, and the molded-closed cabin doors. You could use the Monogram crew figures, too, as they're fairly nice. And you could weaponize the Huey. As kitted, the HB Huey is a slick in either Army or Marine livery.
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