HH-60J Jayhawk Conversion

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Scale
1/35
MSRP
$65.00
Product / Stock #
35-29
Base Kit
Kitty Hawk 1/35 scale HH-60H
Company: Werners Wings - Website: Visit Site
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Floyd Werner and Werner Wings produces wonderful aftermarket and decals primarily (but not wholly) aimed at helicopters. That not surprising as that was what Floyd’s does- fly helicopters. This set consists of parts and decals to convert the Kitty Hawk 1/35th scale HH-60H to the Coast Guard version of the HH-60J Jayhawk. Wait, Kitty Hawk is out of business! Zimi Models to the rescue. They have reissued many of Kitty Hawks kits and that includes the Resue Hawk. Problem solved.

The set includes seven well cast resin parts. The bigger pats are in white resin and include the extra fuel tank and the front fairing in front of the cockpit. Three of the seven parts make up the search light with the modeler supplying the lens.The last two parts modify the instrument panel with a moving map panel and a correct set of gauges.

In addition to the resin, the set if completed by the addition of decals, set 35-13 which includes coast guard marking for five aircraft:

  • MH-60J-6007, Kodiak Alaska 2008
  • MH-60J-6025, Cape Cod Massachusetts 2009
  • MH-60J-6034, Cape Cod Massachusetts 2009
  • MH-60T-6026, Astroria Washington 2009
  • MH-60T-6006, Elizabeth City North Carolina 2016

The decals and schemes are beautiful. IPMS member David Horn did a more in-depth review.

I will say that you can see the frame for the searchlight and the base are broken. They did not come that way but got man handled by my great grandson Tyr but tey are easily fixed.

Finally, the sets instructions are top notch – there are instructions on when and how to add the resin bits and clear choices if they exist. There are clear instructions and part numbers for which kit parts to use (like the specific exhausts).

This is a wonderful set and if you want a Coast Guard HH-60, it is a requirement. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Floyd and Werner Wings for the opportunity to review this great set.

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