1/32 Topping Hiller 12E / UH-12 / OH-23
Metal and Plastic Model Kit
Very, very rare. From a professional builder's collection. He lived in Ohio and had full access to Topping and Precise factory models and could obtain them unassembled (some were even factory painted and decaled!). This model is from his estate. This is an original, never assembled Topping but most parts are factory painted, including the tail rotor, canopy frames (flawlessly done) and almost all small parts. Even the instrument panel decals are applied. The kit is resin, injection molded plastic, cast metal and clear plastic. The resin frame is perfectly straight and is not warped. I have studied on-line photos of Topping-built OH-23s and I believe this model is 100% complete; but I cannot be sure so it is sold as-is. Factory built-ups do occasionally appear for sale (just a handful since the history of the internet), but I have never seen this model in kit form. NOTE: I have listed this as 1/32 because the body length comes out very close to this. I could be wrong; some sources list it as 1/35.
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