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AH1-W Cobra kits.
Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:28 PM

For those of you that have built one of these, could you please advise the kit quality levels of the various kits you may have tried. 48th and 35th scale kits are OK, not after super detail, but wonder which kits are better in terms of fit and clear bits clarity. Thanks in advance.

Patrick

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:41 PM

I'll be watching. I would like to do another as an ancient one I found in a drawer was missing the canopy. Built it anyway. Such a wicked looking craft to this day.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:49 PM

I've got the MRC 1/35th AH-1W kit of the prototype Whiskey Cobra that was released over 20 years ago (black paint job with the gold Cobra stripe down each side). So far, I remember test-fitting the kit, and gluing some parts together that didn't need paint first (stub wings, external weapons, etc), and don't recall any fit issues from the test-fitting. It's still sitting in my "To Do" pile, as are a few other kits........... 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:30 PM

Thanks, D Dawg

I think I saw one in an Academy reference, no joy yet in looking for catalogues, I'll keep checking.

Patrick

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:32 PM

Devil Dawg

I've got the MRC 1/35th AH-1W kit of the prototype Whiskey Cobra that was released over 20 years ago (black paint job with the gold Cobra stripe down each side). So far, I remember test-fitting the kit, and gluing some parts together that didn't need paint first (stub wings, external weapons, etc), and don't recall any fit issues from the test-fitting. It's still sitting in my "To Do" pile, as are a few other kits........... 

 

Got one from Toys R Us in the clearance bin back when they sold kits for like $10. Never got around to messing with it or even opening it.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:37 PM

It's a great kit. Molded all in black, which will make painting some colors a bit difficult unless some light-colored primer is used. I'm not sure why I never built the thing. I remember test-fitting almost all of the parts, being very pleased with how that resulted, glued a few parts together, put it in the box, and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since. Maybe I'll get back to it once the kits listed below are complete.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:21 PM

Patrick...I'd also post this in the Helo section of FSM....you have NO IDEA how switched-on those guys are.  They have information out the wazoo.

Good luck!

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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Posted by patrick206 on Monday, August 14, 2017 2:28 PM

Lee Tree - Thanks, smart idea, which explains why it didn't occur to me. DUH.

Patrick

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:06 PM

If its the -W you must build I am of no help. However, if you want or are interested in building the -Z Viper then KittyHawk makes a super nice one in 1/48. It's an exceptional kit.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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