Not a Westland Whirlwind?

It’s helicopter time again. And to start with something very American… or is it?

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This is Italeri’s Sikorsky H-19, built under licence in the UK as the Westland Whirlwind. As there are no good injection moulded kits (Aside from the very old, increasingly rare and consequently overpriced Airfix offering) I have decided to do the same as Westland and build from the Sikorsky  base.

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Only two sprues (Plus one clear) but some lovely detail in there (Although the panel lines are somewhat heavy)

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Italeri’s usual fold out instruction leaflet, but clear enough.

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And a couple of U.S. colour schemes which I shall ignore

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And I have splashed out and bought aftermarket details as well as masking. Though, once I have used the ones I want I will resell the remainder which will help recoup the cost. I have wavered over a scheme, but think I will likely go with the sea grey over white rather than rescue yellow.

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