Friday, 6 June 2014


Habit or hobby? Another update about my collection of diecast model helicopters... 

With its blue tail and American bird motif, the Sikorsky SH-60F Ocean Hawk (US Navy) - made in 1:72 scale by Amercom - looks great, and it completes a range of all the ’Hawk variants that I could find.

Adding to my European helicopter models, I bought a Dutch navy version of the N.H.I. NH-90 Marine NFH (NATO frigate helicopter).

It’s a highly detailed 1:87 scale model by Schuco, and its light grey finish contrasts with the green and black German army NH-90 TTH (tactical transport helicopter) model - produced at 1:72 scale by Amercom - that I got in March this year.

Now my shelf load of Russian helicopters is practically complete, I also bought a couple of models from Poland, including a PZL SW-4 Puszczyk - trans: Tawny Owl (Amercom - 1:72), which looks like the Polish equivalent of a Eurocopter AS-350 A-Star.


This 1930s style Bat-gyro plane, in a new casting from the Johnny Lightning brand, is a metal kit produced at 1:64 scale.