N9VY started out life as a US Marine Corps radial-engined HUS-1/UH-34D, and when it went to the civilian world was converted to turbine power using a pair of coupled PT-6Ts and received a new, extended nose to enclose the PT-6s. N9VY was likely best known as the “Screaming Mimi” on the popular US television show from the 1970s where it was painted pink with a large mouth on the nose. N9VY is currently operated by Summit Helicopters of Pacoima, CA which this set depicts.
There are numerous modifications needed to convert the H-34 into an S-58T, start with the Cobra S-58T nose, remove the tail rotor gear box housing and scratch build a new one. The entire helo is painted a dark, burnt orange very similar to Harley Davidson orange.