Werner's Wings 72-05: Pavehawks Combat Rescue

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$14.00 from www.wernerswings.com


Scott Van Aken


This particular one is for USAF PaveHawks and provides markings for no fewer than 17 aircraft. These are in a variety of schemes from Euro 1 to overall greys to a few desert schemes so pretty much everyone is covered. I'm pretty sure that every unit that's flown them is in there somewhere.

This set is designed for 1/72 HH-60s and is pretty much the same thing as what is offered in 1/35 scale except it has been resized. It has the same set of instructions as well so I've kept the 1/35 cover sheet up for this one. As you know, there will be a need for upgrade bits to do a proper helo as the currently available kits don't seem to do this one in its totality. I notice that Fujimi does an HH-60D and by combining some pieces from their UH-60J it seems that one of these can be modeled. There are also kits by Hasegawa and Italeri. The instructions state that Werner's Wings has bits as well but I think this is refering to the 1/35 kit as I did not see anything listed as of yet for this scale. There are planes from the regular USAF as well as the ANG and AFRC. At least one Alaska ANG plane is equipped with skis. The HH-60 is call signed 'Pedro' so you get a variety of moustaches as some of the planes have on the nose.

Instructions are very well done and in full color. You get front views where required and these come with a nicely done history. A full stencil suite is provided along with a stencil placement guide. These stencils are also available separately in case you wish to do more than one helo.

This is an excellent sheet for those wanting to model this helo.

January 2017

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