Minicraft UH-60L Blackhawk Medical Evacuation

In previous blog entries, we looked at a number of Minicraft’s kit in the 1/48 Blackhawk series: Special Services MH-60K Blackhawk; U.S. Army UH-60L Blackhawk; and U.S. Customs BlackHawk

The pictures below are for Minicraft 11644: “UH-60L Blackhawk Medical Evacuation”.  The kit (except for the decals) is identical to Minicraft 11621: “UH-60L Blackhawk” except for a small decal sheet with markings for a single medevac helicopter.  I was pretty disappointed when I opened the box because I was hoping that a litter arrangement would be provided. 

As with other Minicraft Blackhawk kits, the decal sheet is very limited.  However, I found the clear parts in this kit not to be as hazy as the other Minicraft kits of the series.  As stated before, the use of Future floor polish will help making these windows better looking (though in reality helicopter windows are pretty dirty and relatively scratched up). 

On April 27th 2011 when I wrote this blog, the list price for this kit was listed on Minicraft’s web site as $34.99.  In reality, you will find this kit very easily from various Internet vendors for $30 or less.  It is still more expensive than a typical Blackhawk in the same scale from Italeri (with, in my opinion, better details than Minicraft’s). 

 

Kit Summary:

  • Minicraft 11644
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Availability: Excellent
  • Status: In Production
  • Estimated Street Price: $27.00
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