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.
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
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.
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.
Yep, a job well done there FK ... Very nice indeed!
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