I am seeking to purchase a 1/72 scale plastic construction kit of a S-70A
Black Hawk (RAAF). Have been surfing but to no avail. Can anyone help (Price
Any assistance appreciated
I did a quick search on "S-70A 1/72" on both
(the second being an Australian
search engine). Plenty of decal kits available to do a RAAF version. From
what I saw both Academy and Italeri had 1/72 versions of this model.
Not sure on the similarities between the models but there is plenty of UH-60
kits out there, and I noticed a resin conversion if you wanted to go the
hard yards. It all depends on how much you want to spend and how skilled a
modeller you are.
Best bet would be to contact Red Roo models
ask Gary about what model kit is the best match.
The S-70A is the company designation for the UH-60 -- any Black Hawk kit with
the Infrared suppressors included on the engine exhausts will give you a good
start. You'll have to buy aftermarket decals.
I recall seeing an advert or a review somewhere in the last 6 months
or so for a RAAF S-70 conversion set. As I recall, the set included
both the necessary resin parts and an Italeri (maybe Academy)
Blackhawk. I think the advert/review may have been in a Modelart
magazine - if you buy/subscribe to this, have a look back through the
issues for the last 6-12.
I considered buying one of these myself but having already purchased a
Hasegawa Blackhawk for the collection, I decided to see whether the
necessary conversion could be easily done by applying a little
If I have any further recollection about this, I'll let you know.