Helo Finished – Finally
This is Hasegawa’s SH-3H, converted to a -3G from HC-1 Westpac cruise in 1977, aboard my old ship the USS Coral Sea.
Reference photo from that cruise.
I used Belcher’s Bits resin sponsons, shortened the horizontal tailplane, covered the sonar opening and scratch built the 175gal drop tanks. Other changes included filling in one port-side window and one fuel filler port. Custom decals rounded out the build.
I started this about 3 years ago. Then put it aside. About a year ago I fought the white paint, and I lost. So, I set it aside again. But since I really wanted to finish it I decided to live with the paint and take low-res photos. 🙂
This is the first kit I’ve finished in over a year. Such is our life as modelers. 🙂
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