Sikorsky H-34 French Navy Hobbyboss 1:72
Another recent finished model is the Sikorsky H-34 in the colours of the French Navy.
I started allmost 4 years ago with the build, but due to mainly business duties I was only able to finish this build just now.
I like to build subjects which do not appear often, and with the yellow and blue it stands out with the usual grey camo on Navy aircraft and helicopters.
Another interesting thing is that it shows the licence build H-34 from Sikorsky by Sud-Aviation in France.
The right decals to show this are present and have their place on the tail of the aircraft.
In total the French Navy, Airforce and Army had 301 of these helicopters. 166 of these where licence build in France by Sud Aviation.
The Hobbyboss kit is an easy build, with interior details somewhat simple,, but it does the job. The guns are part of the kit and this configuration was used in Algeria amongst others. Painting was done with Revell aquacolours and some light weathering with pastels. Decals are very thin, but with patience they worked well. For me another nice addition and fun to build. I hope you like it too.
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