One of my current builds,

One of my current builds,

Joined: April 13th, 2009, 9:54 am

August 13th, 2010, 12:13 pm #1

Fairly excited about this one too. The Revell 1/48 AH-1F Cobra. I had been waiting to get my hands on this for a little while and had to start it right away.

Sorry about being slack with model posts lately. I've had too many kits that I have started and they end up just being pigs to build, so I push them to the side and start another, I really have to stop doing it.

I still have to grubby this up a bit, I've just finished the decals and I have given it a flat coat afterwards. Did a bit of pre shading and I don't know how far I should push the weathering, at this stage.

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Ben.

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Antoney Wilkinson
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August 13th, 2010, 5:30 pm #2

I saw one of these operating at Dayton when I was there last month. A joyride was US$450 a pop for about 20mins...

Nice to see and hear in the air.

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Joined: January 13th, 2007, 3:34 am

August 13th, 2010, 8:30 pm #3

Fairly excited about this one too. The Revell 1/48 AH-1F Cobra. I had been waiting to get my hands on this for a little while and had to start it right away.

Sorry about being slack with model posts lately. I've had too many kits that I have started and they end up just being pigs to build, so I push them to the side and start another, I really have to stop doing it.

I still have to grubby this up a bit, I've just finished the decals and I have given it a flat coat afterwards. Did a bit of pre shading and I don't know how far I should push the weathering, at this stage.

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Ben.

Things that make u go HMMM!
I'm not really into modern helicopters but I like it.

As for weathering, I'd just use the reference photo as a guide for the amount, style and placement of stains, dust, exhaust, etc. But because the base colour is pale, I reckon you'll have to be careful not to overdo it.
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Joined: January 10th, 2007, 5:49 am

August 14th, 2010, 12:46 am #4

G'day Ben,

Looks superb mate! I agree with James, keep your weathering to a minimum.

How are you going to do the 'disco ball' I.R. jammer? Like modern tank periscopes, that purply pink metalic colour is a challenge. I wonder if there's a shade of women's acrylic nail polish that might do the job?

Looking forward to seeing the finished product,
Rod
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August 14th, 2010, 4:23 am #5

1 - Cut tiny little squares out if the stuff I do use for tank vision blocks, (painful but will look good)

2 - Nail polish, (don't like useing the stuff, but the fumes are a bonus)

3 - Cheat and put a cover over it, along with the tiedown ropes for the main rotor blades.

If plans 1 & 2 don't work out, plan 3 comes into play.

Thanks James, and to all who have had sqwiz.

Ben.

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Joined: April 13th, 2009, 9:54 am

August 14th, 2010, 4:54 am #6

I saw one of these operating at Dayton when I was there last month. A joyride was US$450 a pop for about 20mins...

Nice to see and hear in the air.
It's a 1/4 of the price to have ride in the Mig-15 here in Rocky.

Ben.

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August 14th, 2010, 2:08 pm #7

Fairly excited about this one too. The Revell 1/48 AH-1F Cobra. I had been waiting to get my hands on this for a little while and had to start it right away.

Sorry about being slack with model posts lately. I've had too many kits that I have started and they end up just being pigs to build, so I push them to the side and start another, I really have to stop doing it.

I still have to grubby this up a bit, I've just finished the decals and I have given it a flat coat afterwards. Did a bit of pre shading and I don't know how far I should push the weathering, at this stage.

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Ben.

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Pretty much finished for now.

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Ben.

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Joined: February 9th, 2008, 6:04 am

August 14th, 2010, 2:29 pm #8

well done looks just the ticket! nt
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Joined: April 10th, 2008, 9:33 am

August 16th, 2010, 11:12 am #9

Pretty much finished for now.

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Now that's one nice looking egg beater. Well done.

Cheers,
Rugs.

Nothing is fragile if is packed correctly, and it is no longer fragile once it is broken.
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Joined: September 13th, 2005, 11:46 pm

August 16th, 2010, 10:52 pm #10

Pretty much finished for now.

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Ben.

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Very nice job on the Cobra Ben.

Ray
Missed it by that much!....
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