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Flying Kiwi's Heli GB, Revel 1:32 AH-1 Cobra "Cindy Ann"

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5 years 1 month ago #31 by Flying_Kiwi
ok so while waiting the prerequisite 48 hours after priming the B-29 i did this....

Added detail to the Tubes (firing lines)and a bit more rust weathering (at the stage its ready to be wiped off...) these tubes were always burnt and rusted on the cobra's





Painted the FFAR XM159 19 tube launcher, next to the 158 for scale.





Canopy on and masked,... and as i expected i'd glued the canopy sills in preparation for attaching the canopy, and remembered the pilots HUD sight,.... couldn't find the sight i'd already built.. scratchbuilt a new one ... glued canopy down.


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5 years 1 month ago #32 by Xtr3meNZer
Really nice work on those tubes :)

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5 years 1 month ago #33 by Bishop
:woohoo: Coming together very nicely indeed

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5 years 1 month ago #34 by grover
Very cool FK. Awesome to see the paint go down.

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5 years 1 month ago #35 by Nosferatu
Saw this and thought of you!


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5 years 1 month ago #36 by Bishop
That's actually a brilliant shot for the weather and soil colour matching.

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5 years 1 month ago #37 by Flying_Kiwi
Yeah thanks nos it is a great shot, also unusual as it must be his crew chief or gunner on the wing because it's not randy

It also shows me I have the tail rotor on the right side but it shows something I've missed in previous photos. The "pod" over th skids. Bugger too late now!! Almost all the other models of Cindy Ann I've seen don't have this either!! How did we miss it!! An interesting load out of two m158 FFAR.

Anyway green on. The mouth masked and the decal delicately placed. It took about 20 minutes!!






Just need to settle the decals down with some microset and I'm good for final weathering and dull coat

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5 years 1 month ago #38 by Viperbuilder
It's a good pic alright. Check out the smoothness of the paint and the sheen it is giving off. Somewhere between semi-gloss and smooth flat. There's also the fading of the paint on the lower surfaces in the same sort of tone you get when mixing white with green.

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5 years 1 month ago #39 by Nosferatu
Reading the book now FK! Enjoying it! Gonna have ta get me some more helos!

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5 years 1 month ago #40 by Tiger
Nice build FK
Like the scratch work you have done, it always makes the build a little more interesting.
Look forward to the end result :)

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5 years 1 month ago #41 by 1/35th Battalion
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Yessiree, now that is a right fine build happening there sir! Good scratching too . . . ;)

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5 years 1 month ago #42 by Bishop
Oooh that looks nice. The green looks black on my screen so I'm looking forward to some outside shots. Lovely build.

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5 years 2 days ago #43 by Flying_Kiwi
Ok so finished this one will take some picture on the weekend in day light for the finished build.

possibly the most scratch building i've done on a model!! made the paint i bit blotchier applied an brown was as some photos show Cindy Ann covered in red dust






SO have at it!

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5 years 2 days ago #44 by Flying_Kiwi
Ok so finished this one will take some picture on the weekend in day light for the finished build.

possibly the most scratch building i've done on a model!! made the paint i bit blotchier applied an brown wash as some photos show Cindy Ann covered in red dust






SO have at it!

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5 years 2 days ago #45 by Xtr3meNZer
That looks awesome, very impressive. Will be keen on seeing the daylight pics!

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5 years 2 days ago #46 by Bishop
That's turned out very well. I love the "blotchy" paint work.

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5 years 2 days ago #47 by grover
Good work mate. She's come out nice by the looks of those photos.

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5 years 2 days ago #48 by 1/35th Battalion
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I'll be keen to see some closer "daylight shots", but looks like a nice build here. Weathering looks spot on too . . .

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5 years 2 days ago #49 by Flying_Kiwi
cheers mate, i had a look at some pics of cobras "in theater" and had a look at the scuff and dust marks left by the crew chiefs and pilots doing inspections , mostly on the wings, rotor and engine cowling and then a fair amount of wear around the cockpit.

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5 years 2 days ago #50 by Grant
Nice work. Looks well used. B)

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #51 by Flying_Kiwi
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4 years 10 months ago #52 by Tiger
Smashing chopper FK, looks really good :woohoo:

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4 years 10 months ago #53 by Xtr3meNZer
Mate that looks amazing. Great work there dude. Really top notch

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4 years 10 months ago #54 by grover
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Brilliant build Lucas. She looks awesome

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4 years 10 months ago #55 by Bishop
I didn't see this finished. Sensational. I really like the toning of the paint work. Its been doing some hard flying.

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4 years 10 months ago #56 by Viperbuilder
Top stuff FK!

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4 years 10 months ago #57 by Wally
Yep, a job well done there FK ... Very nice indeed!

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