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CH-46F/Early E Conversion

MAW Decals 1/48 CH-46F/Early E Conversion First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2008 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject CH-46F/Early E Conversion Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R009 Primary Media Resin
Pros Easy conversion for the Academy Sea Knight kits Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

MAW-Decals has released another nice resin conversion, this time for the Academy 1/48 CH-46 Sea Knight kits. This detail set will convert the stock CH-46D/E kits to the early CH-46E or CH-46F configurations.

This conversion set comes with a replacement centrifugal air filter intake section, exhaust ducts, armor plate, countermeasures, and other details to alter the stock kits into the variants cited.

CH-46F/Early E Conversion

Molded in white resin, this set is very nicely cast and represent drop-in replacement parts for the Academy kit parts, so this is an excellent conversion project for the novice multimedia builder. The instructions show which parts are needed to create the early E or F models from these kits.

For more information about this set and the other releases from MAW-Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals Decals for this review sample!