1/48 Hasegawa S-61 A NURI

Gallery Article by Brian "Mr B" Param on Aug 31 2010

  Malaysia Independence Day 2010 



The nuri as it is known is the backbone of helicopter operations in Malayisa.  It has been utilized and seen action as well as being the workhorse of the RMAF.  It has been in service for over 20 years now and still flying today.  Our “Nuries” was also featured in the movie BAT 21 by Glover and Hackman.  A powerhouse of the rotary wing of RMAF who service has seen a long and coloruful history.

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The kit is the Hasegawa offering with Belcher Bits upgrade namely the sponsons.  The kit was done with full interior as part of our local effort Helo G/B.  I made many mistakes on this one and it nearly did not see the light of day.  The interior was challenging as there was some guess work involved.  Overall not too happy with the build but its done. Colours were custom mix and the decals were custom printed as with that from the Hobbycraft tutor kit.

The Nuri deserves a special place in Malaysian history hence its appearance here.


Happy MERDEKA ! 

Brian "Mr B" Param

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Photos and text © by Brian "Mr B" Param