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AH-1G Cobra

by uhebeisen (1:72 Monogram)

AH-1G Cobra

This time I went for a well known machine: the Bell AH-1G. But this one has a special scheme, the high-visibility scheme used by the 120th aviation company "Arctic Knights" stationed in Fort Richardson (Alaska) - hence the map under my display - in the 70ies.

I found that scheme in the book AH-1 Cobra Walk Around (Squadron/Signal Publications) and I did already a model in 1:144. Last year I saw that Fireball Modelworks had a decal set of exactly this scheme. Next I had to get a kit of an AH-1G in scale 1/72. The ones from MasterCraft are the only ones I could find at the local stores. But this kit doesn't look nice. Thanks to different forums on the Internet I knew what to search for: the old kits from Monogram.

Recently I got one from ebay and it is now finished. I added a few parts for the cockpit (control stick and the floor) and the exaust but otherwise it is right out of the box.

The decals from Fireball Modelworks were really great and Joseph Osborn has added a lot of comments onto the instruction sheets. I think I'll build more helis using decals from Fireball Modelworks :-))

AH-1G Cobra

AH-1G Cobra

AH-1G Cobra

AH-1G Cobra

uhebeisen

Published on 13. May 2009

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