Hello from Middle Earth !
Been a wee while since my last completed build here, even longer since my last SAR project.
So here is, fresh from my bench, Academy's excellent HH-46 Sea Knight complete with kit decals for a machine from SOMS Kaneohe Bay in the mid 1980's. If you've read any of my ridiculous ramblings before you'll know that Search & Rescue, particularly Maritime has been my career for twenty years and until relatively recently I've not done much in the way of builds that celebrate that.
I bought this kit more years ago than I can honestly remember and finally decided to have-at-it a couple of months ago. It goes together really easily, there's nothing there to trip you up and the decals are superb and respond very well if you treat them gently and carefully (resilient they most definitely are not).
Straight from the box with the sole exception of an Eduard 'Zoom' set and painted with Xtracolour enamels, I absolutely loved this build. Not too much else to say, as ever I'm happy for folks to hurl abuse, ask any questions or make any comments. Thanks for taking the time to look.
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