Dinky 724 Sea King Helicopter

 

Model #1

As Bought:

Has been repainted. Motor not working and no decals.

Restoration:

Stripped and repainted into the original US Navy colours. The decals were home-made on this model.

 

Model #2

As Bought:

When it arrived it was a very sorry looking model that was thrown in with the Sea Vixen shown in the photo.
As I was already restoring one of these models to the original I thought I would use this one as a conversion.
I have a relative that used to be stationed with the RAF Rescue at RAF Valley in Wales and I have seen the Sea Kings in action a few times and was always impressed with this machine. I decided to convert it to an RAF Rescue version. (It also helped that I had some yellow paint left over from doing the Johnson road sweeper model)

Restoration:

The whole model was stripped, primed and reprayed in yellow.
The decals are homemade, the graphics being copied from an original airvraft based at RAF Valley with 202 Squadron.
Personally, I think this is a version that Dinky should have made instead of making the US Navy version. A lot more colourful than the US blue and white.

 

Model #3

As Bought: No Photo

Quite a few paint chips.

Restoration:

Stripped and repainted into the original US Navy colours. The decals were home-made on this model.

 

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