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Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

by Carmine Gammarota (1:35 Academy)

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

Hi everyone, this is my fist scale model and sorry for my english. I spent 8 months to build, due to some problem and inexperience. This is Bell AH-1W from HMLA-167, Bu.No.160804, updated at last version, whit numbers "42" and tail code "TV" The kit used is "Academy AH-1W SUPER COBRA NTS UPDATE" (12702) and many aftermarkets.

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

Aftermaket used is:

  • Verlinden resin kit 1795 (cockpit and Gatling turret)
  • Eduard photoetched for interior, exterior, TOW racks and "remove befor flight"
  • Master Model gatling M197 brass
  • Werner's Wing resin "Turned Exaust"
  • AMS Resin fod cover (only for the intake)
  • Fireball Modelworks resin ALQ-144 and M260 launcher (I modified from M260 to LAU)
  • TwoBobs decals "Whiskeys in the Mix" and Maw Decals "November Hueys"
  • Astra Decals REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

I have scratchbuilded some detalis, like as new plate armor, gatling avionics, double flare dispensers, engine details, exaust FOD covers, blade folds, light, some sensor and very large use of styrene and copper wire.

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

To simulate reflections of ALQ-144, i have used a DVD surface, cutted and glued on it.

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

For painting, being my first model, I used Tamiya spray can AS-26 and AS-28, wheaterd whit Ivory Black oil and MIG Light Rust Now, for nex models, I buyed a Iwata HP-CS :D

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

I had some problems with TwoBobs decals, which incorect color. I used 2 sheet of "November Hueys" by Maw Decals and I made a "collage" for numbers

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

The custom base simulate MCAS tarmac, from 3Wire Design.

A big thanksgiving to my "virtual" friends who have helped me: Floyd Werner (Werner'Wings), Joseph Osborn (Fireball Modelworks) and Justin Maloof (3Wire Design)

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Carmine Gammarota

Published on 26. September 2012

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