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Dreammodel 1/72 HH-65A

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They tried to consider some of the differences with their PE parts. They include antennae, fuselage piping, some smaller other things, a rescue basket and hoist sling. 

Hoist, fuel jettison pipe and two other small parts are provided in resin.

The modeller has to fill the port aft window and door panel lines of the AS-365 on his own. I haven't done any measurements so far but I think the stbd aft cabin window should be larger with a HH-65. The modeler needs to remove/cut away the civilian sliding door rails.

The aft cabin is completely empty. The front seats are incorrect for a HH-65. 

IMHO major issue: Turbomeca engine housing and exhausts instead of the more bulgy lycoming engine tunnels and different exhaust section - not an easy fix. If you prefer a log nose HH-65C, then it's fine as long as you get a nose (Air Graphics - maybe soon)


decals are provided for an overall international orange one from operation Enduring Freedom with the large shark on the stbd engine. Futhermore you have the chance to model an aircraft in the old color scheme. For this anyway you will need gear well doors (not included) and another "Coast Guard" lettering which was bigger and without "U.S" but which is missing on the decal sheet. Despite the fact that the sheet provides all station names and a set of numbers to model your individual a/c it's not very convincing. This applies one the one hand for the representation of the shark (there is also a second one with a better grey included on a small correction sheet) and on the offer hand it's because of the inclompleteness. Not only the wrong titles as mentioned above but also missing " Coast Guard" lettering for the lower elevator surfaces. 


All in all it's a good starting point and definitely better than any other attempt with Matchbox/Revell but one has to invest a little effort.

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