This is the 1/48th Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider. US Navy. VA25 squadron. The only additions to the kit, apart from the decals, were etched seat belts. I used Aeromaster Acrylic Matt Light Gull Grey, and Tamiya Matt White to paint the model. T[...]
The Douglas Skyraider, affectionately known as the Spad or flying dump truck is the Tamiya 1/48 kit i purchased in 2001 if i recall correctly. I started building in 2002 but i was defeated by the four color cowling, i could not get the natural [...]
The Bell AH-1 Cobra came on the scene in 1967. It was the first dedicated gunship platform from the ground up in the world. I remember how impressed I was the first time I saw one with that signature front profile of three foot across from shoul[...]
This Monograms A-H1F cobra in Operation Desert Storm colors. You might recognize this from my fathers AH-1F. We used the same decals and kit but I cut out the canopy door on the gunners seat so you can see the interior. I had a lot of fun with [...]
This is the old 1/48 Monogram AH-1S, which was converted to Turkish Army AH-1P.
Basic conversions follow so:
•In order to enhance the reality of the cockpit; some wires, a fire extinguisher, helmet bag, map reading lights and first aid kit b[...]
This is my Turkish Army AH-1W Super Cobra from the Italeri's 1/48 scale.
The build was for a very close friend of mine, -better to say brother in arms-, who flew with the W in the Army more than 15 years and retired with the rank of Colonel.
Hello All! I meant to post this one last year when I posted my USMC Cobra, as I built them simultaneously but then time got away from me...
Anyways, this is the Revell of Germany boxing of the old Monogram Cobra, built ALMOST OOB, with the onl[...]
Hi everyone, first of all thank you for all the kind comments and feedback during the work in progress, much appreciated.
This kit is an old out of production kit from Italeri in 1/35. After building the Huey Cobra in the same scale some time ba[...]
Hello all! from my "Good from Afar but Far from Good" collection, I present to you my AH-1W Cobra. It is the Italeri kit with the following upgrades:
- Cobra Company cockpit
- Cobra Company exhaust correction kit
- scratch-built enlarged oil [...]
Here's a build that's 15-20 years old but I had never taken it to the airport until last Thursday. It's the old Monogram kit from 1986 and mine is painted in Israeli livery. It's pretty much OOB but I did add a bit of screening to the turbine [...]