This page will document the building of a full scale UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter display prop as seen in the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN'

 

Its a commission build and will form part of a display of the downed chopper on its side as in the photo below....

 

 

 

 

The build will consist of the front section of the Black Hawk from nose to start of the sliding door and including underside and topside. Only one side will be made. The side flat to the floor will be made flat with wheels for easy movement. The interior will be populated with wrecked dials, gauges, seating and other cockpit details....

 

The exterior hull will be thick fibreglass and detailed with rivets and authentic looking surface equipment. Paint will be colour matched and weathering/damage will be added.

 

As progress is made photos will be added so please keep checking back to follow funkymonkeyprops.com's largest prop build to date.....

 

 

Nosecone section is roughed out in polystyrene and shaped around a plywood former. Further shaping this week will be done before its smoothed off and painted with a thick primer sealer before fibreglass.

 

 

 

 

 

The photo below is the nosecone fibreglassed and fillered. some of the surface details are appearing with grenade launchers and radar cones getting fixed in place. Next stage will be to start working down the detailed side...

 

 

 

 

 Nosecone is set up in position on its side. Some surface details appear in this pic such as rivet lines, grenade launcher tubes, cockpit dash visor and window frame...

 

 

 

 

 In this photo the side door is in place, also side door window taking shape and the walls behind the pilots seats...

 

 

 

 

 This photo shows some of the cockpit in place such as gauges, floor, dash visor and centre console

 

 

 

 

Next pic to follow....