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Monogram 1/48 AH-1F Cobra

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  • 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!




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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


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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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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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:47 PM

She's a beauty.

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