1/144 AFV Club RMAF Sikorsky S-61A Nuri

Gallery Article by Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan on Aug 31 2021

Malaysia National Day



Here is my latest build of the Royal Malaysian Airforce Sikorksy S-61a which is the longest serving helicopter in the air force which was scheduled to be retired due to increasing numbers of fatal air accidents. 

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The model used was AFV Club 1/144 scale Seaking converted to the S-61 Sikorsky variant “Nuri”. The model was fine very few seamline issues and fitting was great. The decal applied was custom made with RMAF roundel scheme while the paint code was combination of gunze olive drab and gunze Nato green with 50:50 ratio. Two variants are build which is the FM-1715 used during “Operation Gubir” 1976 during Malayan Communist Insurgency where the Sikorsky was shot down killing all of its crew. The second variant is the currently used scheme which is from Butterworth Airbase. Overall, it a great experience working on these model hope to build more 1/144 scale aircraft in the future.

Thanks to admin and viewers do enjoy the pictures.

Luqmanul Hakim A.K.A Mee Wan

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