Jump to content

1/72 - Agusta-Bell 47J/H-13J/HUL-1 (Super) Ranger by LF Models - released


Recommended Posts

LF Models is to release a family of 1/72nd Bell 43 Ranger helicopters

Source: https://www.lfmodels.com/

 

- ref. PE7244 - Bell H-13J/HUL-1 Ranger

 

7244.jpg

 

PE7244-1.jpg

 

- ref. PE7245 - Agusta-Bell 43J Ranger

 

7245.jpg

 

PE7245-1.jpg

 

 

- ref. PE7246 - Agusta-Bell 43J Super Ranger

 

7246.jpg

 

PE7246-1.jpg

 

 

- ref. PE7247 - Agusta-Bell 43J Ranger


7247.jpg

 

PE7247-1.jpg

 

 

- ref. PE7248 - Bell H-13J-2 Ranger


7248.jpg

 

PE7248-1.jpg

 

PE7248-2.jpg

 

PE7248-5.jpg


PE7248-6.jpg


PE7248-8.jpg


PE7248-7.jpg
 

V.P.

 

Matt-Memory2.jpg

 

Edited by Homebee
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Outstanding! I've wanted a model of the 47J (not 43J) since watching the old "Whirlybirds" TV show as a kid!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be wanting one of those!

 

And probably the (one of the) last ever attempt(s) to load offensive weapons on a Bell 47J:

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant - Bell 47Js were used both by the Airforce and civilian companies in Norway - even offshore.

Might end up taking the rotor and undercarriage from an Italaeri kit.

 

Flew in a Bell 47G offshore Africa - I enjoyed the flight more than the rest of the crew. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Ok, I haven't seen a review for this one, and I just got mine, so I'll make a few observations.

 

It is a short-run kit, but very well done. I would put it above Sword in molding quality (Obviously, don't know how it goes together). The details are fine and as can be seen from the pictures, all the mesh screens are represented by PE, glued from the inside. There will be some minor clean-up needed on the various openings on my example. Care will be needed to separate some of the smaller details parts off the sprue.

You're required to produce three lengths of wire, but that's about it.

I would happily recommend it to anyone with an interest in the type.

 

An amateurs observation: I would venture a guess that the kit is CAD designed.

 

If anyone is interested in detail pictures of the sprues, let me know and I'll post them.

 

Cheers!

 

p.s. also got the Sikorsky/Westland S-51, I'm very happy with what I got in the box. Also, if you want pics of sprues, holler!

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/15/2020 at 6:35 PM, Space Ranger said:

Outstanding! I've wanted a model of the 47J (not 43J) since watching the old "Whirlybirds" TV show as a kid!

Same here. Any idea as of the colors of N2838B?

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Crikey! Who would have thought you can build a new tool 1/72 diorama of the Vulcan bomber and Bell from the movie Thunderball in 2020 (ok may be not exact same variants and may be 2021 for Airfix Vulcan ?)

 

1/72 scale sharks, Bond, Largo and other favourite characters bonus box treat figures anyone? 

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png 

 

spacer.png

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Pete57 said:

Same here. Any idea as of the colors of N2838B?

Not yet, but working on it.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Agusta-Bell 47J/H-13J/HUL-1 (Super) Ranger by LF Models - released

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...