SMN Report: The fictional Helicarrier is a massive airborne warship. Toting squadrons of Harrier-style jump jets and specialist Quinjets, the Helicarrier is supported by anti-gravity generators, and stabilized in the air by a quartet of huge ducted fans, positioned outboard of the main decks.
We’re not so sure about the 1:1400 scale though, which is perhaps a little small for our taste. The assembled kit measures nearly 355 mm (14 in), so it’s no baby, but a 1:700 scale version would look terrific next to (say) a Tamiya USS Missouri or HMS Warspite. Still, AMT does a 1:1400 scale USS Enterprise starship, or if diecast liners are your thing, Siku do a decentish Queen Mary II to that scale. Maybe though, talking scale is a quibble - after all, we’re unlikely to see a Helicarrier from a major manufacturer like Airfix or Revell, so this is it.
About the Helicarrier
The Fantastic Plastic Helicarrier represents a capital asset of the Marvel Comics' fictional intelligence agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) as shown in The Avengers movie, and now Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The kit will need plenty of careful weathering work to bring it to life, and the addition of aircraft on deck to really finish it off. Even so, a great subject for science-fiction fans, and a must-have for Marvel Comics enthusiasts.
Fantastic Plastic: S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Display stand: Included
Pattern: Scott Lowther
Casting: Mana Studios
Photo-etch fret: ParaGrafix
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