I don’t do cars. Since I resumed modeling in the early 90’s, I’ve built nothing but planes. Sure, I’ve slapped together a couple of Tom Daniels/George Barris silly cars along the way, but for the most part, strictly the airborne stuff.
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[...]
1/72 Italeri, almost OOB, I replaced the three barrels of the gun with thin piano wire, finished in MM enamels with Future and MM FS30000 acrylic over kit decals, built previous to 2004, all my US service helicopters posted now until I build som[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
This is the Academy 1/35 AH-1W Super Cobra. Built OOB. Went together fairly easily. The cockpit glass could have fit better, should have posed it open.
Even though the pictures don't show it the finish is rather grainy. Can't remember what paint[...]