Vintage Revell Sikorsky H-19
This is about the iconic Sikorsky H-19, a multi-propose helicopter used by USA and several other countries. In my project to built or restore some old models that could bring me some memories, I restored the Revell H-19 1/48 scale, which I had built probably before 1982, but my first one was around 1968, as a gift from my brother in law. It is a 1955 original Revell mold, released in Brazil by A. Kikoler in 1962. The kit was complete although with some damages.
The job was basically a good cleaning with water and soap, putty and sanding a lot, primer and new aluminium painting. The floats structure parts were reinforced with wire and I had original decal sheets but due to yellowing I printed new lettering, using only insignias and rescue bands. I put seat belts and panel cables to improve a little.
Squadron green putty,
Automotive polyester primer,
Automotive polyester silver paint,
Acrilex clear coat and
Oils for weathering.
Finally another shinning model in my collection, which brings me great memories.
7 additional images. Click to enlarge.