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NEW KITS ON THE BLOCK

SAM received a number of kits and products for review at Scale ModelWorld, all of which were passed on for review at the show. Space precludes including all the preview material returned from the Review Team in this issue but here’s an initial selection.

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72002 Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter

By Colin ‘Flying’ Pickett

The Fairey Ultra Light Helicopter was a small two seat helicopter intended for use in reconnaissance and casualty evacuation roles as well as lightweight utility missions.

Developed in the 1950s, its promising career was extinguished by the politics of the time. The design did produce some innovative ideas, which went on to be used on the Rotodyne project.

Although a tiny model in 1/72, as dictated by the prototype’s size, the kit has a staggering thirty two injected plastic parts, two clear parts to make up the cockpit enclosure, two resin parts, an etch fret containing twenty parts, vinyl masks and two decal options.

Certainly a rather unusual subject, and one we can’t recall seeing being kitted before. The Ultra Light will make for an interesting project and as a partner to the 1/72 Airix Rotodyne it would make an interesting pairing indeed.

(Hannants)

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