The clear parts look clear and the canopy / windscreen is provided as a one-piece moulding. I love the instrument detail moulded on the inside.
Instructions and decals…
The Revell instructions follow their usual exploded stages format. Location of parts is clear but colour paint coding is for Revell paints only, although RAL colour references are given. You’ll have to match your own choice of paints if you go elsewhere for your choice of colour. The build sequence is pretty standard and logical but many modellers will part company with the stated order to suit their experience. This may well be the case with the forward to centre-fuselage section join – planning will be the key here.
The decal anniversary option is simply stunning and the sheet looks to be good quality. Options supplied are:
- Westland Sea King Mk.41 “45 Jahre SAR” MFG-5, 2003
- Westland Sea King Mk.41 “Experimental Scheme” MFG-5, 1986
Stencil detail is also provided and is almost always well worth adding, even in 1:72 scale to add additional interest to your completed model, but I suspect you’ll have your own views on this. All the colours are in register and colour density looks impressive and carrier film limited, so I wouldn’t expect any problems with application.
This is a good subject and will provide all helo fans with an opportunity to expand their collection to include an important European Service scheme. The inclusion of quite different colour schemes on Revell’s decal sheet is attractive and the model itself looks to be well engineered at first glance and from the dry/test-fit. Moulding is good and the panel detail perfectly reasonable for current 1:72 scale kits.
Highly recommended for all scale modellers.
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