Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Borneo Boys

I'm reading this now and it's really rather good, full of first hand accounts of helicopter operations in Borneo and Sarawak during the Indonesian Confrontation of the early 1960's. It reminded me that one of the first model kits that I was given as a present when I was a kid was a Revell 1/48th scale kit of a Sikorsky H55, all the way from the USA where my US Marine godfather lived.

At the time he had completed three tours of duty in Vietnam, although I had no ideas about any of that being only eight years old. The model was, however, really cool as you could open the engine doors at the front! I'll have to see if I can find one on eBay, as it would be great for use in a skirmish game either as table top decoration or as a scenario element of some sort.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a good read & a nice fit with the commando minis. One of the first kits I made was a Bristol belvedere; my pride & joy until my mum dropped a book on it while dusting! :(

    Colin N