Helicopters GB: Mach 2's 1/72 Sikorsky S-51
A little history taken from the internet: First flown in 1946 and produced until 1951, the S-51 was Sikorsky's first commercial helicopter. It distinguished itself in the Korean Conflict in search and rescue missions for the US Air Force. Westland acquired a license to build the S-51 in Britain. While primarily planned for the civilian market, it was the first British-built helicopter to enter RAF service and was given the nickname “Dragonfly.”
I chose the Mach 2's 1/72 Sikorsky S-51 for our iModeler's Helicopter group build. This is a short run kit that required all of the pieces to be cleaned, modified or be a little creative on installation in certain areas like the main rotors.
This was not a fun build, I almost gave up on it but I am happy to have completed it and have my second helicopter built for this year. It does looks pretty happy on the shelf with the other completed kits.
To see my build progress please click on this link and thank you.
And to really see an excellent build of this same kit, please check out Roberto Lucio's S-51: