The good-looking H-34 Choctaw helicopter has been completely retooled by MRC/Gallery Models in 1:48 and the result is spectacular. The kit comes with full interior, radial engine, folding tail-boom and photo-etched brass engine grilles. Decals are for Vietnam War machines. More details in TMMI soon!

1:48 H-34 by Gallery Models

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  1. Bob Gerlach says:

    Just received mine today and it is certainly an impressive kit. All plastic parts are crisply molded and free of flash and the level of detail is outstanding; as good as you’ll find anywhere. All clear parts are thin and crystal clear, carefully packaged to prevent abrasion, and the canopy/cockpit roof is molded as one clear piece for ease of painting. The PE parts are extensive and well-done and every grill vent (lots of them on an H-34/S-58) is crisp and see-through. The fuselage interior is completely represented, including bulkheads, the cargo/personnel compartment roof, and framework back to the tail. The decals are thin and in register, and a separate glossy color sheet is provided as a guide to decal placement and painting options for three aircraft. Gallery models cut no corners in the packaging department; the top-opening box (thank you!) is heavy duty and all plastic, PE, decals and instructions are individually bagged. The sprues containing small, delicate parts even have foam padding on each side. In all, this is an outstanding effort and is easily the best detailed and most accurate plastic H-34 kit ever produced. Coincidentally, I spent a day at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazey Air & Space Museum last month and took lots of high-resolution detail photos of the H-34 on display there. Gallery Models definitely got it right!

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