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1:72 AH-1F Cold Warrior Cobra - Finished!

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, December 12, 2021 5:41 PM

Hello Mike!

Thanks a lot for your kind words - they mean a lot to me!

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:20 PM

Nice work pawel -- looks real good

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:59 AM

Thanks a lot!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 11:29 PM

Pawel, that looks great. I love the color, the intakes, and the "twist" in the rotor. Can you tell me how you did that? I've always wanted to add that to my rotors but never have. I'd love to know your process.

Thanks and killer snake!

-O

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

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 3:34 PM

Hello O!

Thanks a lot for your kind words - they mean a lot to me!

You probably will be disapointed, but I didn't do much beside painting the rotor - I understand you mean the blade pitch, as if they had some collective on them - am I right? I guess the Hasegawa just molded it nicely... Or did you mean something else?

Now that you mention it, it might be a cool idea doing it in other Bell choppers, too. If I was to do it on a "flat" rotor, I'd cut the blades off and glue them to the hub at an angle using some wire to reinforce the joint and liquid glue. I'd put the rotor in a jig and wait at least two days for the joints to dry completely. I did something like that on a cobra 20 years ago and the rotor is still in one piece, so I got a proof it works.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 8:27 PM

Nicely done!  So much detail in 1/72 - amazing.  Really nice finish as well.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 17, 2021 2:16 AM

Thanks a lot for your kind words, John!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Friday, December 17, 2021 1:59 PM

Pawel

...I understand you mean the blade pitch, as if they had some collective on them - am I right?...

Yep, that's exactly what I meant. Interesting to learn Hasegawa molded it that way. I've seen a lot of helo photos with some pitch in their blades. Like I said, I want to try that on one of my builds. Some day...

Anyway, the snake looks great. Nice work!

Cheers,

-O

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

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, January 7, 2022 6:47 PM

Great job on the detailing. Great job overall. I like it.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:14 PM

Thanks a lot, lurch!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:06 AM

Looks great as always. Also love how you posed those Loaches on the map. Nice touch.

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.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:33 AM

Thanks a lot for your kind words, Glenn!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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