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H-19 (S-55) Detail Set

Platz Hobby 1/72 H-19 (S-55) Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2010 Manufacturer Platz Hobby
Subject H-19 (S-55) Detail Set Scale 1/72
Set Number 72022 Primary Media Photo-Etch
Pros Nice enhancement to the Italeri kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (Yen) ¥1470

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.

H-19 (S-55) Detail Set

In this release, we have a very nice color photo-etch detail set for the cockpit of the 1/72 Italeri H-19B Chickasaw. This set provides a two-layer instrument panel with an overlay with placards and instrument face openings that sits atop a second panel with the instrument faces printed on it. These are accompanied by color photo-etched seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. In short, you'll have plenty to see inside that greenhouse canopy enclosure!

On the outside of the airframe, this set provides grilles, access cover frames, handles, caps and other nice detailing to dress up the exterior of the Italeri kit.

If you're looking for nice enhancement to dress up your next H-19 project, here is a set that will really help.

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!