I decided to build this kit considering the important contribution of this real aircraft to helicopters development, as well at its operational utility. I intended first to do a Toko-Ri version, then I decided for one in the yellow scheme due to[...]
Lovely kit by AMP of this rather odd-looking but useful early helicopter. Being a fan of the non-mainstream I couldn't help myself. The kit is very complete in its offering; Besides the plastic you get a p.e. fret and masks. I did some further i[...]
In the early 1950's, the Portuguese Air Force received one Uh-19A to join three Grumman SA-16 “Albatross” and five B-17G. Togheter they will perform SAR missions on Azores Islands. For some time she formed a 'trio' with one pilot (Cap. Peixoto [...]
1/72 Italeri, lots of modifications and extra bits, finished in MM enamels with Future over kit and Hawkeye decals, built for the Year of the Cat GB, more pic's of details there.
The “Horse”: The H-5 was originally built by Sikorsky as its model S-48, designated as the R-5 by the United States Army Air Forces. It was designed to provide a helicopter having greater useful load, endurance, speed, and service ceiling than[...]
Following on from my liking of the Westland Wessex I thought I'd go back to the original Sikorsky design and its use by the US Navy. I really like modelling Fleet Air arm aircraft, but also have a soft spot for US Navy types as well. The base m[...]
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 d[...]
1/72 Italeri, I modified and added a few things, brass tube to main rotor, cabin ceiling, wire mesh to air vents, tail rotor drive shafts and gearboxes, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM 30000 acrylic over kit decals.
1/72 Italeri, I modified, replaced and added a few things, cut the tail at the fold point, added bulkheads and drive shaft couplings, added a cabin ceiling, brass tube and wire to main and tail rotors, reversed tail rotor blades, folded main rot[...]