We recently delivered a lovely little model of the RAN Aerospatiale AS350B SQUIRREL helicopter to a client in Canberra. We met at a display we had in Wagga late in 2011 and he asked if we could do a model of the SQUIRREL for his daughter who had recently graduated as an aircraft maintainer at HMAS ALBATROSS in Nowra.
She loved working on these robust little helicopters and he though a model of it would be an ideal surprise gift for her birthday in mid 2012. We purchased parts for a 1:32 scale model from an Italian modelling company and assembled them adding extra details unique to the RAN version.
Once completed it was painted in an overall mid grey colour scheme with black RAN roundels and "NAVY" markings on the tail boom. The model was fitted to a clear acrylic display stand and sent off to him in time for the birthday party. She received a great surprise and the model takes pride of place in her accommodation cabin at the base.