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I got onto a rescue aircraft kick a few years ago, this is my current fleet with several more in progress.

USCG HH-65A Dolphin, this is the Revell of Germany / Matchbox kit. The HH-65A was an earlier version of the USCG's current medium range rescue helicopter. This was also the kit responsible for my helicopter madness. I had to make a few modifications as the kit does not build an accurate HH-65 so I built a winch, removed some extra windows / doors and modified the tailboom.

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USCG HO4S-3G (late), the USCG also used the H-19 as the HO4S-3G from the early 1950s until the early 1960s. This is the Revell of Germany kit which provides markings for the later paint scheme adopted shortly before these helicopters were retired.

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USCG HO4S-3G (early), this is the same helicopter but with the earlier chrome yellow scheme. I used the Italeri HO4S-3 kit with decals I designed and printed.

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Edited by Aaronw

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very nice

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Those look awesome. What scale are they?

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They are all 1/72.

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As a former Guardsman that spent a lot of time in and around those HH-65s, your replica is spot on. Got a lot of great memories, thanks for bringing them back.

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