1/72 Hasegawa MH-60R Romeo

Gallery Article by Tom Thounaojam on Jan 26 2021

  Indian Republic Day 



Hello!!! Greetings everyone. I would like to present Republic Day with MH-60R Romeo which we recently bought from the United States. She is really a beautiful and sleek looking helicopter and glad to know the helicopter is now in the Indian Navy. I assumed this was the first debut of the MH-60R in 72 scale for the Indian Navy.

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Building the model was a bit daunting as I have to shift my regular man cave to another place due to COVID and hence I lack the tools and paints, even getting the basic things were really difficult and time-consuming. That being said, I started the kit from Hasegawa 72 scale Sh-60J, it is a little dated but it is a beautiful kit, in order to build the Romeo version I need to scratch build some parts and modify some areas. I couldn't do all but I managed to scratch-built some Missile warning systems near the chin of the helicopter and flares or decoy dispenser near the tail and some antenna I use a beer can for that. In the painting, I used Tamiya grey with modulation adding black or white.

I know it is not perfect, but I am quite happy how it has turned out.

Tom Thounaojam

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Photos and text by Tom Thounaojam