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DoogsATX

Supercobra
WIP - 1/35 MRC AH-1W Supercobra

Last November, I got to spent some time in the gunner's compartment of a friggin' Hind.

 

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Thus started an itch to build, as Arnold would say, a "choppa". 

 

'Course, the Hind is big and scary, even in 1/72, much less in 1/35, so I'm planning to start off with something more manageable - and, it so happens, my favorite of the attack helicopters, the USMC's AH-1W Supercobra.

 

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The modern "naptime gray" scheme adopted after Desert Storm is, well, meh. So I'll be doing my 1/35 weedwhacker as a battered Desert Storm cobra. A good experiment for weathering!

 

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A first rough test-fit shows a promising kit that is still, nevertheless, well outside my wheelhouse!

 

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I was "eagle spotting" the other weekend and drove past a VFW post that had a Cobra sitting on the front lawn like it was no big deal, haha. I would also love to make one some day. This is gonna look great!

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Looking forward to watching this, Doogs. Like the others, I've never watched a helo WIP.

 

The only time I've seen a Supercobra was on a beach holiday in Ocracoke, NC. It must have been some training flights from Camp Lejeune (?). My wife wondered why a news helicopter was going so fast. "Umm, I'm not sure that was a camera hanging off the front. It does shoot, though..."

 

LT

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Second Time for me - first time was a German modeller serving at a LTG [Air Transport Sqn], building "his" CH-53 with full scratch interior and even authentic (and complete) lighting. Most impressive. But Im sure you can top that ;)

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Just finishing up cobra with Werner wings conversion for turned exhaust. It is nice project you will enjoy. Cockpit canopy was a pain.

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