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WIP - 1/35 MRC AH-1W Supercobra

Supercobra AH-1W MRC 1/35

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DoogsATX
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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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Nice - I see loads of hairspray in your future.

Grant.

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Really looking forward this one Matt! I regret selling my one... :(



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Never followed a copter thread so am really looking forward to following this one Matt :-)

 

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Well, I've never started a chopper thread...so this ought to be interesting. 

 

Trying to get the Jug off the bench before I really dive in...


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watching.....



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I'll be watching as well. The Cobra is one of my favorite helo's so I'm interested to see how this goes together.



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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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Will watch this one too!

Like Choppa, AS I have a few in the stash.

Cheers,

Jamme



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Be cool to see what you can do to this kit............Harv



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So I've been playing with the Eduard PE interior set and making slow progress...

 

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Still a LONG way to go between this, scratchbuilding details, adding wiring messiness, etc. 


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I know this is gonna be good ! Watching , for sure !.............Harv



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Nice to see you have made a start on this Matt!



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  I've never done a "full blown" chopper build either, so this should be interesting.     :huh:



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That's a nice start anyway!

Cheers,

Jamme



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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..."

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Nice going Matt, I'm looking forward to this.

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Annealed PE?  The interest continues.



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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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Annealed PE?  The interest continues.

 

Good call .. didn't spot that.  The interest is elevated.







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