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S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

(Whirlybits - Nr. WBA72052)

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Facts:

Hersteller:Whirlybits
Theme:Utility Helicopters
Productnumber:WBA72052 - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force
Scale:1:72
Type:Full kits
Year of release:January 2009

Review:

One of Whirlybird's more recent releases is the Sikorsky S-61A RoDAF Conversion Set. Here is a closer look into the box.

As some of you might know, the Danes uses the short "civilian" version of the Sea King in the SAR-Role within the 722 Squadron.

The main difference is obvious in the use of larger sponsons (same as with S-61N), the additional cabin windows and the taller tailfin.

The set comes up as a complete conversion set, including decals, photo-etched parts, white metal, resin bits and a coloured multi-page instruction pamphlet. The Fujimi-Kit is recommended. More experienced modelers IMHO also opt for Revell's Sea King but there are differences concerning the doghouse, the fuselage and the window placement.

Advantages:

  • opportunity to build a rather exotic Sea King
  • photo-etched template for additional windows
  • complete set
  • color-printed instruction pamphlet with some walkaround shots and detailed information (12 pages)
  • stencil decal sheet
  • main rotor vibration damper

Disadvantages:

  • some of the white metal parts could be better replaced with parts from sheet and rod
  • no decal placement instructions
  • decals only for a version in the recent colour scheme

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

Whirlybits - S-61A Royal Danish Air Force

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Reviewed by Felix Troschier - 28. January 2010

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