1/72 Heller Sea King

Gallery Article by Emre Tuzun on Jan 12 2016



This is the Heller's 1/72 Sea King of the Belgian Air Force SAR.

I purchased this oldie but goldie in the early 90s. 

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Few words about the kit:
No prominent fit issues and nice rivets on the fuselage, but comes with no interior details. Particularly the cockpit is relatively poor. Besides, the canopy fit was a real nightmare, along with masking issues due to the poor molding and contours of the canopy frames.

Having pre shaded the panel lines, I painted the kit with Tamiya acrylics and gave a light wash with artist's oil.

Since this was (is) the only available kit which offers you the option of building the Belgian SAR version OOB, I can only recommend the kit provided that your expectations aren't way high. Despite headaches, I truly enjoyed building the kit.


Emre Tuzun

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Photos and text by Emre Tuzun