by Anthony Papadis
scale Sea Cobra is available online from Squadron.com
This is Italeri's 1/72 scale AH-1S Sea Cobra, which I picked up in
K-Mart for AUD$7 (around USD$3.50)!
The fit of the kit is okay, however the engine nacelle join was
interesting. The Cobra had the rotor blades re-attached at a positiveve
pitch angle as the blades were originally at zero pitch.
I also added the crew figures from the spares box, as well as the
grab handles on the nacelle. The WAH-64D kit had all the grab handles,
gun 'cage', wire cutters and main gear brake lines added. I also added
the main rotor de-icer lines and forward countermeasures dispenser.
The Cobra was painted in Gunze acrylics and the Apache was finnished
in ModelMaster enamels.
I spent about a week on this project and can recommend this model as
cheap 'practice' models for a 1/48 model. The kit is nicely detailed and
features a mixture or raised/engraved detail which, with a little work
can be raised to something special, or built as a respectable model
straight from the box.
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2001 by Anthony Papadis
Page Created 27 September, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001
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