Bell 205 VH-UHN NSCA
1:35 Decals

The Chopper

Back in the 1980s Australia boasted a world class Sea Air Rescue and safety organisation in the National Safety Council of Australia. With a large fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, boats, trucks and even a ship, the NSCA was very prominently in the public eye. VH-UHN was one of several single engined Bell 205s it operated.

The Decals

These decals were originally designed for the Panda 1:35 UH-1D kit, which has now been re-released by Dragon with some extra goodies including new parts and photoetch (including pre-painted instrument panel).

The Model

The original Panda kit is quite well detailed and builds into a reasonable representation of a UH-1D straight out of the box. To match the reference I have for VH-UHN will involve a certain amount of scratchbuilding. The differences include:
Removing the boom tip fairing and adding substructure,
Squaring off the main door windows,
Scratchbuilding a roof-mounted rescue hoist,
Scratching up some side steps,
Adding some extra aerials,
Lengthening the landing skid legs, and,
Scratchbuilding a bellytank and hose arrangement.

It’s not a small job, but at least the markings are covered for you!


These decal sheets are all available through my webshop.

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