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?s for the 1/32 Cobra G model

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?s for the 1/32 Cobra G model
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 12:21 AM
My Father flew the AH-1 in Vietnam and I interested in whether or not any other company produced the Nam version in 1/32 other than Revell. I have two of those kits all ready and plan to duplicte the one my Father flew as well as a friends who flew with the Blue Max. Are there any after-market decals for this kit? Is there any upgrade kits for this scale as well. I also have some of my Fathers personal pics showing some great up close wear and tear details of the Cobra if anyone is interested.

T.L.

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Posted by wibhi2 on Monday, September 22, 2003 7:11 AM
Cobra Co. (http://www.cobracompany.com) makes a resin cockpit and weapons set - definately worth the money. I haven't seen any decals for this whirrlybird.

I am also surprised that no other company has made thier own 1/35 or 1/32nd G model.
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Posted by Melgyver on Monday, September 22, 2003 9:50 PM
One of my good friends flew Cobras in the Blue Max also. Two tours I believe. Has a pictured of his Cobra with a tail rotor blade stuck in the fin and a shot of the exhaust can with a big crease in it from 12 o'clock. He managed to keep control and make a running landing. The caved in exhaust can caused the EGT to get real high. His name is C.A. (Al) Smith. Still flying for PHI in the Gulf of Mexico.

Clear Left!

Mel

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:22 PM
Thats crazy Mel. Bet he took a 51mm shot to the tail rotor. I'll ask my buddy if he knew C.A. Smith. His name is Bob Tingey. I believe he flew 70 to 71.

T.L.



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Posted by Cobrahistorian on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:47 PM
Hey guys!

The 32nd Revell Cobra is the best out there, but needs the Cobra Company cockpit to make it look good. I've built a few of my Cobras as Blue Max birds and have become friends with several Blue Max pilots through writing my book. (Comes out on Thursday!) I'm actually hoping to write the definitive history of Blue Max from 1967 to the present (Blue Max is currently C/1/229th Avn Regt flying AH-64Ds) within the next three years or so. My current book for Osprey covers four Blue Max birds in the profiles section, mainly from C Battery and F/79 (1970-72).

Any questions I'm happy to help!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 12:52 AM
Hello Jon. Congrats on the book. Will I be able to get it off of Amazon? It'll go great next to my Gunslingers and Apache Sunrise books. You mentioned that you've done some of the Cobras in the Blue Max motif. Did you freehand the logos or are there decals for that unit and more to the point any unit logos in 1/32 scale other rhan the provided Revell ones?

T.L.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 12:56 AM
Sorry Jon, I just asked a question that may have all ready been answered, re:1/32 decals. How bout do they make any decals in 48 or 72 scale? I've got a couple of cobras in those scales as well. T.L.

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Posted by Cobrahistorian on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 6:34 PM
T.L.
Well, as of yet, there are no decal sheets available for the Blue Max birds I've profiled in my book. I've basically just painted all of the unique markings and done the generic markings using various other decal sheets. I've got a few shots of 68-15049 on my website at http://cobrahistorian.tripod.com If you've got any questions, email me at Cobrahistorian@yahoo.com

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