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1/72 MH-53E Sea Dragon JMSDF

Platz Hobby 1/72 MH-53E Sea Dragon JMSDF Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2009 Manufacturer Platz Hobby
Subject MH-53E Sea Dragon JMSDF Scale 1/72
Set Number 72036 Pros Two MH-53E options plus an extensive set of stencils
Cons Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (Yen) ¥2400

First Look

Platz Hobby produces a wide range of kits, decals, and detail sets for the hobby market and are wanting to make their presence better known outside the Japanese market. You might want to take note as if this is an example of their work, you're going to want to procure some of these various products of interest.

1/72 MH-53E Sea Dragon JMSDF 1/72 MH-53E Sea Dragon JMSDF

In this release, we have a VERY thorough decal set for one of two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters.

The subjects provided in this set include:

  • MH-53E, 8629, JMSDF
  • MH-53E, 8631, JMSDF

In addition, the set provides an extensive set of stenciling, cockpit console and instrument panel decals, walkways, and distintive airframe markings. The printing is quite nicely done and in perfect register.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Platz Hobby, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Platz Hobby for this review sample!