This kit was originally issued in the '60s as the Phantom Huey with a clear fuselage to show off the internal structure, engine and transmission, which accounts for the open structure of stringers and bulkheads in the cabin, that are usually covered. Other internal details are sparse. Assembly and fit are straightforward, if complicated a bit by the internal structure. The XM16 quad M60 machine guns and rocket pod armament system shows its age but can be made to look the part.
With the molds being nearly 50 years old, it shows its age, and is lacking detail but can easily be built into a proper looking B model Huey. Aftermarket detail parts are nearly nonexistent, so if a modeler wants to detail up their Huey, they'll need to do some scratch building. Since it's the only large scale kit of the UH-1B available, if you NEED a large B model and want a fully detailed model, the results will depend on your modeling skills, and patience. A much better kit for completeness and detail for a short cabin Huey is the 1/35 MRC/Academy UH1C.
Overall, the kit builds into a good representation of the UH-1B, if viewed from five feet or more.
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