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!