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Some time ago I saw a photograph of an S-61N in temporary British military markings.

I think it was one of Bristow's.

I have trawled the 'net and can't find it now.

Anyone out there know anything?

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Stop grasping at straws, Scimitar, and just build your Whirlykits conversion set as a civie! Go on - you know you want to.

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Sorry Alan but if I can't get that photo it is being built as this :

 

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or this :

 

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:clap:

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Some nice options. The Lebanese aircraft would be unusual. 

Edited by Smudge

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1 hour ago, Scimitar said:

Sorry Alan but if I can't get that photo it is being built as this :

 

 

 

or this :

 

 

 

 

 

:clap:

Two nice options there, Irish and Lebanese.  If you're interested in reading a bit about Irish helicopter SAR, Nine Lives by David Courtney's a decent read.  Easy to spot cover showing a S-61 exercising with (I think) an Arun Class lifeboat.

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On 15/04/2018 at 10:00 PM, Scimitar said:

Sorry Alan but if I can't get that photo it is being built as this :

 

b1f143615b78de1e545353f15d765256.jpg

 

or this :

 

lebanese-air-force_45.jpg

 

 

 

:clap:

Yup...They're pretty attractive in red,white and black (looks just like a UK Coastguard G- scheme) or red white and blue (a dead ringer for Bristow). Where's the camouflage? Where're the guns n missiles (great name for a rock band - sounds a bit familiar though).
I'll for forgive you this one then, since civie Meteors, JPs and other decommissioned WMDs are on my stach-reduction programme too!

Incidently, would the serial-bedecked S-61N to which you refer have been as long ago as 1970-75 while I would still have been buying Air Pictorial? Because something is rattling around in my memory about seeing something like that in their register review.

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8 hours ago, alancmlaird said:

as long ago as 1970-75

Probably yes.

They were on some MoD contract.

The Lebanese ones were ex Aberdeen..BIH possibly.They just stuck on the transfers and saved on the paint.

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5 minutes ago, The Tomohawk Kid said:

On a related note has one snagged one Whirlybirds S-61N full kit as opposed to their previous conversion kits?

Good question TTK, I didn't even know they had done a full kit!

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6 minutes ago, alancmlaird said:

Good question TTK, I didn't even know they had done a full kit!

From their latest catalogue.

 

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Thomo

Edited by The Tomohawk Kid

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'TBJ' remember that one Alan?

OK,that's enough of the civvy stuff..you'll not wear me down! 

I am outnumbered though..where's the cavalry?

 

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14 hours ago, Kallisti said:

I just want one in 1:200 scale

  If you can live with a diecast:                                                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/1-200-scale-model-aircraft/153385-not-often-seen-1-200-forum-helicopters.html

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Thanks, looks like there is a Sky Classics 1:200 Sikorsky S.61 model out there somewhere, so I've set up an eBay search for it, just in case :D

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On 17/04/2018 at 6:37 PM, The Tomohawk Kid said:

From their latest catalogue.

 

413855046.jpg

 

Thomo

@WhirlybirdModels does the full kit have cabin windows per chance?

 

I really, REALLY must get mine finished but I keep hoping someone makes me some clear cast resin windows so I don't have to :D

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1 hour ago, Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies said:

@WhirlybirdModels does the full kit have cabin windows per chance?

 

I really, REALLY must get mine finished but I keep hoping someone makes me some clear cast resin windows so I don't have to :D

My conversion kit did, so one can only assume the full kit will have too.

 

Thomo.

Edited by The Tomohawk Kid

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On 4/18/2018 at 12:28 AM, Kallisti said:

I just want one in 1:200 scale to go with my North Cormorant Oil Platform :(

 

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There's also a 1/200 Sea King in Shapeways if you fancy a bit of scratchbuilding to a S-61N?

http://shpws.me/P13G

http://shpws.me/Mlap

It would work out pricey with the rotors separate as well. 

Jimbob. ..

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On 19/04/2018 at 5:34 AM, dude_gan_ainm said:

There's also a 1/200 Sea King in Shapeways if you fancy a bit of scratchbuilding to a S-61N?

http://shpws.me/P13G

http://shpws.me/Mlap

It would work out pricey with the rotors separate as well. 

Jimbob. ..

If you want to avoid an S61 we used to use oil platforms as a staging post on the way up to Norway....so a SK Mk4 would not look amiss.

Fuel and pee stop and fabulous fish and chips....them were the days

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