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Alistair Gauld
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Arma Hobby 1/72 Bell Airacobra P39Q.

November 19, 2023 · in Aviation · · 17 · 156

Yet another exquisite kit from Arma Hobbies that was a joy to build OOB.
No issues to note other than the ones I created for myself.
As with all Arma kits careful placement will repay you in the end.

Primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500 Black.
Painted with,
Colourcoats Interior Green, Zinc Chromate Yellow and Insignia Red.
Neutral Grey, Flat Aluminium, Rubber Black, Nato Black, Clear Red and Clear Green.
AK Real Colours Air Olive Drab

Washed with,
Flory Dark Dirt,
Citadel Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil
Dot Filter and stipple lightening with Windsor & Newton Graduate Oils.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Galeria Matt and Satin varnishes.

Thanks for looking,


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17 responses

  1. Wonderful looking Airacobra, Alistair @alistairfgauld
    Weathering is very good, you used some brands which I never heard but will definitely check those.

  2. Fantastic Cobra!

  3. Good things come in small packages Alistair. You've made this jewel of a kit stand out.

  4. Fantastic result out of the good Arma Hobby kit, Alistair! Build, painting and weathering are all excellent!
    Well done!

  5. Great looking Airacobra (@alistairfgauld).

  6. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Pleasant looking Airacobra model.
    Nice clean build Alistair.

  7. That's an awesome little P-39. I don't have any Arma kits in my stash, I may have to change that. Great job Alistair.

  8. Nicely done Alistair.

  9. Great model of a nice looking aircraft.

  10. Excellent build of an excellent model.

  11. Very nice 'Cobra! Those ArmaHobby kits are really excellent.

  12. Cool little Airacobra. Great build of a nice kit.

  13. Nicely done ,looks great. thought it of a larger scale.

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