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Monogram 1/48 AH-1F Cobra

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Monogram 1/48 AH-1F Cobra
Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:41 PM

Hey FSM rotor-heads,

Here's my Monogram 1/48 AH-1F built as an Operation Desert Storm bird.  The build is mostly OOB.  It had been dying a slow death on the Shelf of Doom until the SoD GB gave me the motivation to finish this project.  The only parts that weren't in the box are the (awesome) Werner's Wings TOW racks and rocket pods, the serial on the tail and the airframe number on the doghouse (which were cobbled together from spares in the bin), some scratched sensors, and the scratched landing light.  Oh, and the rotor tie-down that's made from paper and shaped wire.  It's painted with MM enamels and weathered with pastels and Flory's washes.  Considering this is only my second helo build, I'm pretty happy with the results. 

 

Let's take a look at the photos. OK?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some detail shots:

 

(By the way, I fixed the low-hanging rocket pod after the photos were taken.)

 

 

 

After building 4 P-47s straight, I was happy to switch gears and do something different.  Of course, feel free to share your thoughts.  Thanks for looking!

 

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    December, 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:46 AM

It looks great.  Nice job.  Floyd's accessories and such are great products.  I can't recommend them enough.

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Posted by Snake36Bravo on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:04 AM

O,

Stellar build and paint! Love the way you modeled the corrosion to the leading edge of the rotor blades, weathering and tonal effects. This was my first Cobra kit back in the day.

Looks like it's ready to fly over the berm and roll in hot!

 

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:03 AM
Beautiful build. You really nailed the wear and scuffs on the skids too. Some flying machines are destined to be classics and this bada$$ serpent will always be in my mind.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:39 AM

Beautiful build on this Cobra! I really like the rotor tie down line as a great visual touch of bright color.

 

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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:35 PM

Good looking Cobra!  M/R tie down is a nice touch!

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:47 PM

She's a beauty.

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Posted by ROY L FROST III on Friday, May 12, 2017 7:27 PM

oortiz10

Hey FSM rotor-heads,

Here's my Monogram 1/48 AH-1F built as an Operation Desert Storm bird.  The build is mostly OOB.  It had been dying a slow death on the Shelf of Doom until the SoD GB gave me the motivation to finish this project.  The only parts that weren't in the box are the (awesome) Werner's Wings TOW racks and rocket pods, the serial on the tail and the airframe number on the doghouse (which were cobbled together from spares in the bin), some scratched sensors, and the scratched landing light.  Oh, and the rotor tie-down that's made from paper and shaped wire.  It's painted with MM enamels and weathered with pastels and Flory's washes.  Considering this is only my second helo build, I'm pretty happy with the results. 

 

Let's take a look at the photos. OK?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some detail shots:

 

(By the way, I fixed the low-hanging rocket pod after the photos were taken.)

 

 

this looks great, at this time I am making my first helo, Hasegawa AH-64A should be a challenge, but it will be fine

 

After building 4 P-47s straight, I was happy to switch gears and do something different.  Of course, feel free to share your thoughts.  Thanks for looking!

 

Cheers!

-O

 

  • Member since
    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:17 PM

Omar, you knocked out another wonderful one.  The detail on the weathering is fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.

John

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:22 PM

oortiz10

Hey FSM rotor-heads,

Here's my Monogram 1/48 AH-1F built as an Operation Desert Storm bird.  The build is mostly OOB.  It had been dying a slow death on the Shelf of Doom until the SoD GB gave me the motivation to finish this project.  The only parts that weren't in the box are the (awesome) Werner's Wings TOW racks and rocket pods, the serial on the tail and the airframe number on the doghouse (which were cobbled together from spares in the bin), some scratched sensors, and the scratched landing light.  Oh, and the rotor tie-down that's made from paper and shaped wire.  It's painted with MM enamels and weathered with pastels and Flory's washes.  Considering this is only my second helo build, I'm pretty happy with the results. 

 

Let's take a look at the photos. OK?

 

...

 

Your build looks great, and I really like the pictures.  She looks very intimidating Surprise

Pat

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:06 PM

Okay " O "

 Creeping up on the real thing and photoshopping the background out is cheating . Darned good looking bird . T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:51 AM

Beautiful work. It looks real. Nicely photographed too.

 

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