Cougar model in 1/32 scale
Matchbox / Revell Puma Helicopter Conversion
The undercarriage of the Cougar is very different from the Puma gear. On the model it was made from plastic rod and strong paperclip metal wire.
|Wheels came from the spare parts box.
The main wheels have another shape and diameter than those of the (kit's)
Engine area: final details
Engine area got various details made from rod and sprue.
Two different rear engine fairings
were made, they are interchangeable to show the model in two configurations.
Interior with water tank and small seats. Straps were made from white wire.
The water tank got its 4 large pipes to dump the water. Made from thick rod from sprue as found in many kits with a hole drilled in. In real life, these pipes are fitted AFTER the tank is forklifted in the cabin. And the same applies for the model...
Installing all various parts and sub-assembly
pieces was next. This imposed no problems.
|And there it
is! A Cougar Model in 1/32 scale
A quick overview of major conversion changes ...
Various views on the completed model. (note: a small number S-440 still to be added on to the nose tip)
Engine intake filters (in 2 different intake settings)
Tail rotor and rods holding the folded rotor blades in place; Red remove before flight flags were also added.
Side view. A small display was made of the naval vessel transport ship deck.
AS 532 U2 Cougar,
Dutch 300 Squadron during naval trials in 2005
A unique addition to the 1/32 scale collection.
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Created November 6, 2005