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  1. Bell AH-1J SeaCobra, at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Dallas, Texas. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath.
  2. stevej60

    Bell OH-58 Aeroscout.

    Hi folk's,I was spending the last of my Christmas money on a couple of thing's on King Kit and had just enough left to cover a last build for this GB(yes definitely the last) I've not built or even seen this little kit but a look at a couple of on line reviews shows it to be a decent enough build so this replaces the Twin Otter which sadly failed.
  3. Rodders154

    Defence Helicopter Flying School

    Does anybody know of any decals for the Defence Helicopter Flying School Griffin HT1 1/72 scale. Cant seem to find anything on the interweb Rodders
  4. Mike

    X-1 Mach Buster (8079) 1:48

    X-1 Mach Buster (8079) 1:48 Eduard Bell built the X-1 as their attempt at breaking the elusive sound barrier as it was known then, although it was having problems with control at high mach numbers due to the lack of surface area on the elevators. After agreeing to share data with the Miles company that were developing the superior Miles M.52, the US reneged on the deal after Miles had naively given their data over, after which the Bell engineers fitted an all moving elevator to their design, while the British government cancelled the Miles project. This left the Americans free to break the sound barrier without any competition, reaching 1,000mph in 1948 with the well-known Chuck Yeager along for the ride. The rocket propulsion system was later improved with added fuel tank capacity and achieved 1,450mph. The Kit This is a reboxing of the 1998 plastic with some additions and subtractions from the original Profipack boxing. Inside the box are two sprues of dark grey styrene, a single clear part, a sheet of nickel plated and pre-painted Photo-Etch (PE), a bag of resin wheels, a small sheet of pre-cut masking material, decal sheet and the instruction booklet, which is printed on glossy paper in full colour at A5 size. This is one of Eduard's early kits and as such it has a "Classic Airframes shine" to the parts, and they aren't of the same detail and quality of their modern uberkits, and as such they should be considered as somewhere between short run and mainstream – "long run" maybe? This is a simple kit however, and the lack of locating pins on the fuselage halves shouldn't worry any but the most cautious novice. Construction begins in the cockpit, and with the choice of three different instrument panels, all of which are pre-painted, and a set of seatbelts that are also pre-painted, this part of the build shouldn't take long. You will need to add a bit of nose weight behind the cockpit to make it sit on its nose wheel, but after that, you can close up the fuselage and add the wings. A choice of either the original ineffective elevators or the later Miles inspired units are included, which depends on which decal option you choose. Before you put on the canopy, your choice of instrument panel is added along with the rudder pedals, which looks like it could be a bit fiddly, although you do also have the escape hatch to peer through during fitting of this assembly. With that done, the faceted windscreen can be applied, and this is where those masks come in handy, saving you the tedium of cutting individual masks for each pane. The escape hatch can be added closed if you wish, hiding away the little PE handles on the inside, or you can leave it off, but as it is not tethered, you'll have to come up with some way of keeping it with the model, such as a base, or gluing it to a wing. The landing gear on the original was simple, which is replicated by the kit parts, with the addition of some very nicely 3D mastered resin wheels to replace the soft detail of the original parts. The gear bay doors however are a little agricultural, but this can be remedied by either applying a little modelling skill, or getting the PE Upgrade set that is now available under the code 48908. Markings The decal sheet is printed in-house, and the quality has improved since they began this practice. The sheet is in good register, sharp, and with adequate colour density, having a closely-cropped glossy carrier film. From the box you can build one of the following two airframes at different points in their careers: 46-062 Muroc Dry Lake Base, 2nd half of 1947. 46-602 Edwards AFB, 1950. 46-063, Muroc Dry Lake Base, late 1946. 46-063, Edwards AFB, October 1947. Conclusion It may be a little old-skool, but it is still a welcome re-release of this important little aircraft. With a little care it should build up into a creditable replica of the real thing, ably demonstrated recently by our member Orangesherbert, or Simon as we prefer to call him. You can see some more pictures here. Recommended. X-1 Overtrees (8079X) If you don't need the decals, resin and PE parts for what you have planned, the Overtrees offer you the option of purchasing just the two grey sprues and the windscreen without the expense of the handsome box, instruction booklet etc. It comes in a plain white box, as below: X-1 Photo-Etch (8079-LEPT) If you change your mind about the PE, or you have an older boxing that you'd like to get the pre-painted instrument panels for, this little set is just ziplok bagged on a white card to keep it safe, as below: NOTE: Overtrees are available only from Eduard's website, so please bear this in mind when ordering. Review sample courtesy of
  5. X-1 Updgrade Set (48908) 1:48 Eduard If you feel that the detail on your X-1 could be improved, Eduard have thought of that and released this handy upgrade set that will do just that. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. The set contains parts for the cockpit in the form of additional panels behind the pilot, rudder pedals, and a complete replacement for the aft section of the left side console, control column details, plus a replacement access door with an improvement to the locking and handling details. Both main gear bays receive neat inserts to add a detailed skin within the bays, plus new in-scale door parts that will improve the look substantially. The nose gear doors are also replaced, although the bay is so small that no added detail is needed. Review sample courtesy of
  6. Air Hockey Propellers

    1/72 UH-1C Iroquis from Italeri

    Hello again, I'd like to participate with this other Huey I'm making. Being an Italeri, my expectations weren't too high (my expectations from my own skills aren't high either). But... Good things of the kit The clear parts were thick and shiny enough not to need polishing. Clears parts fitted perfectly except for a few inconsecuential gaps. The main halves of the fuselage fitted perfectly, along with all major parts. Bad things: Having the doors closed would've required too much work, unnecessarily. A lot of guesswork to fit the rocket launchers. Exhaust piece was a total nightmare because it didn't have anywhere to hold to if you wanted it in the correct position. The building manual was WRONG in the installation of the control stick and I had glued them with CA. So anybody else who has built or who's building a 1/72 Italeri UH-1 single engine Iroquois, could you please drop a line saying if you had the same problems as I did? Anywho, onto the WIP: Front of box exclusive for Japanese market. Sprue shot My philosophy is to glue first, then paint bcz 1) glue doesn't work well with paint; 2) touching/holding painted parts is bad for the paint; 3) you'll need to repaint them anyway. Doing other stuff while the grey paint dries... Note how the grip of the control sticks fold forward, just as the manual suggests. But the manual was wrong and I wan't happy about that. Consequently, a less than desirable look to the base of the control stick. An example of how well the clear parts fit. So far so good. This was after a lot of headaches with installing the rocket launchers and the exhaust pipe, that I had to fix after taking this photo. I would've liked to finish it today but I'm tired of the problems it gave me and wanna take a break, watch a movie with helicopters or something : P And I know what you're about to say, there's blitzbuild GB and yes, I'm on my way there, too!
  7. Agusta-Bell AB.212ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare variant of AB.212. Built under license in Italy by Agusta. This is a Turkish forces ASW fit, pics thanks to A.C.Acikgoz.
  8. Fisher Models & Pattern is to release in July (?) a 1/32nd Bell X-1A/B resin kit- ref. 3214 Sources: http://www.fishermodels.com/product/bell-x-1a-x-1b-rocket-plane-132 http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=62873 V.P.
  9. Cunarmodel is to release a 1/72nd Agusta-Bell AB.47J Ranger resin kit - ref.CM7223 Source: http://www.italiankits.it/cunarmodel.html V.P.
  10. AZ Models is to release 1/72nd P-39 Airacobra kits - ref. 73037 - Bell P-39D Airacobra Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73037 - ref. 74006 - Bell P-39 Airacobra Mk.I Soviet Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM74006 V.P.
  11. Released: Italeri's 1/72nd Bell 206A Jet Ranger - ref.1372 ESCI OH-58A kit repop (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975536-italeri-2015/page-3) with new decals and more? Source: http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2484 V.P.
  12. Julien

    Bell OH-58D "Kiowa" - Revell 1:72

    Bell OH-58D "Kiowa" Revell 1:72 The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a military version of the successful Bell 206A Jet Ranger helicopter. Bell developed this back in 1960 in response to a US Navy requirement (On behalf of the Army) for a Light Observation Helicopter. The aircraft was originally rejected on favour of the Hughes OH-6. In 1967 the US Army reopened the helicopter competition as Hughes could not fulfil it's contractual obligations. Bell resubmitted their helicopter with some changes which included more cabin space. Bell underbid Hughes to win the contract. In following with US Army tradition of naming helicopters after native American tribes the new helicopter was given the name Kiowa. The OH-58D brought the most distinctive feature of the Kiowa, it's mast mounted sight. This contains a gyro stabilised thermal imaging system, and a laser range finder. The OH-58Ds would work in conjunction with Apache helicopters finding targets with their sight. In a move which has caused some controversy the US Army are to retire their entire fleet of Kiowas. These are to be replaced by Apaches and the new OH-72 Lakota. This restructuring by the Army is a move to divest itself completely of one aircraft type primarily it would seem to save money. The final flight of a Kiowa was the 8th June 2015. Foreign sales of these aircraft are already lined up Lebanon currently in the last stages of a deal to acquire the helicopter and upto 1000 Hellfire missiles. The Kit This is the old Matchbox kit PK-43 first released back in 1987. You can still see MATCHBOX on the sprues though the "Made In England" bit has had the "England" removed from the mould. The kit features raised detail and slightly heavy recessed detail, though I think the infamous Matchbox trencher had retired by this stage! The kit seems to be as good now as it was back then with no flash present. Construction starts in the cockpit / cabin area. The instrument panel is constructed using decals to represent the instruments. Next the pilot seats are added to the bulkhead. Cyclic controls are supplied, but no collectives or rudder pedals. The forward and aft bulkheads are added into the fuselage halves, along with the main rotor shaft. Once these are in the fuselage halves can be closed up. Once all is closed up the engine top decking can be added, along with front canopies. On the underside the landing skids are added along with a cable cutter. The tail rotor, tail fin, and tailboom wings are added at the next stage along with the side windows and doors. The last construction phase is to complete the main rotor. This is then added along with the mast mounted sight. The last few bits added are another cable cutter and a couple of aerials. Canopy The clear parts are well moulded if a little thick for this scale. The are though clear and relatively distortion free. Decals Decals are provided for two US Army Machines based in Germany. Conclusion This looks like it will make up into a good representation of the Kiowa. Detail may be a bit sparse in places but the overall shape appears to be good. Recommended. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit
  13. Following Hughes OH-6A presented here on April, a new Vietnam aeroscout is coming from my bench. This mid ‘80s 1/48 scale model by Esci is pretty good although its age. I got a lot of work inside the cockpit, none the less outside, with an Allison engine taken from the CMK resin set and modified for a Bell machine. I used Testors enamel colors with artistic oils and chalks as weathering. As reported in Print Scale decals sheet, the example 68-16761 (callsign 'Inferno 761') of Casper Platoon is taken in 1970, just few months after delivery, so that I chose a semi-matt finishing. Following Casper Platoon official website, I got a small diorama according the Landing Zone (LZ) English homebase during Vietnam war. Pilot from Plus Model. Enjoy, Alessandro Rome
  14. For the sake of clarity and after the release of the Kitty Hawk Bell AH-1Z Viper (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234943269-148-bell-ah-1z-viper-super-cobra-by-kitty-hawk-released/) I've decided to open a new dedicated thread for the future KH 1/48th Bell UH-1Y Venom - ref.KH80123 Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/6428-vertoletnye-anonsy-Kitty-Hawk-Models-1-48.html Source: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=276651&view=findpost&p=2627492 V.P.
  15. Julien

    Bell AH-1W SuperCobra - Revell 1:48

    Bell AH-1W SuperCobra Revell 1:48 Most modellers will instantly recognise the Bell AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter. The AH-1 was the first production Gunship or Attack Helicopter to see service. During the Vietnam war the US Army began to see the need for armed helicopter to escort its unarmed UH-1 Hueys into combat. In parallel to this Bell Helicopters had been investigating helicopter gunships as early as the late 1950s. In 1962 Bell displayed a mock up concept to the US Army. This Helicopter featured a 20mm gun pod, and a ball turret mounted grenade launcher. It was felt by the Army to be lightweight, under powered and not suitable. Following this the US Army launched and Advanced Aerial Fire Support System (AAFSS) competition. This competition gave rise to the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne heavy attack helicopter. However this proved to be to advanced for its time and was eventually cancelled in 1972 after 10 years of development (some things dont change!) Despite the AAFSS programme Bell stuck with its idea of a smaller, lighter gunship and invested its own money developing the AH-1. They used all of the proven components they could from the UH-1 platform, adding these to a newly designed fuselage. When The US Army therefore asked for pans for an interim gunship for Vietnam Bell was in a fortunate position to be able to offer the AH-1, or the Bell 209 as it was then called. Given the work Bell had already done the programme was completed in a relatively speed eight months and won the evaluation against the competition. In 1966 the US Army signed an initial contract for 110 aircraft. Some slight modifications were made to the production airframes. The heavy armoured glass canopy was replaced by Plexiglas with an improvement in performance. Wider rotor blades were fitted and the original retracting skids were replaced by simple fixed units. The rest is history as they say. The AH-1 went on to serve the US Army until it was replaced by the AH-64 Apache. The last one leaving active service in 1999. The US Marine Corps opted for a twin engine AH-1 to replace its original Cobras and thus the SuperCobra was born. The AH-1W would keep its twin rotor. The original engine would be replace by a pair of GE T700-401 turboshafts. These give the AH-1W a maximum speed of 190 Knots with a range of 365 miles. Armament is one 3 barrelled 20mm gattling gun in a chin turret with provision for 2.72" & 5" rockets, TOW missiles, Hellfire missile and AIM-9 sidewinder missiles for an air-2-air capability. The USMC continues to believe in the SuperCobra for its use with them being updated to the AH-1Z. This features integrated digital avionics, helmet mounted displays. A four bladed main rotor which is bearingless and features composite technology will be a main noticeable change. The Cobra lives on! The Kit This kit is a re-box by Revel of the 1993 Italeri kit with new decals. The it arrives on two main sprues with a small clear spure. Detail is sparse and mainly raised. Construction starts in the cockpit. The clear part for the HUD Is added to the pilots console. This along with the two seats and a rear bulkhead are added to the cockpit tub. Also added are the pilots control column & cyclic control to the read cockpit. To the gunners cockpit at the front are added a pair of control levers. Once the rear bulkhead is installed the cockpit is ready to go. The next step is to build up the chin mounted 3 barrelled 20mm Gatling Gun. With careful construction the gun will be able to move. The three barrels are assembled and added to the mount. Construction then moves to the main fuselage. The two halves are mad up by adding the engine parts to the fuselage parts. Sensor housing are then added to the front and rear of both sides. The gunners weapon sight is made up along with the engine exhausts for each side. The sight, turret and cockpit tub are then added into the fuselage sides. The tail plane, and tail rotor mounting pin must also be added at this time. Once these parts are installed the fuselage halves can be joined. Once the main fuselage is together the canopy is added along with cheek pods at the front. The exhausts are added along with the chin mounted sensor pod. To each side are added the stub wings to carry the weapons and the main landing skids. Construction then moves onto the weapons pylons, and the weapons themselves. Flare dispensers are constructed and added to the stub wings. A combination of rocket pods and Hellfire missiles, or rocket pods & sidewinder missiles is recommended. The finishing off is accomplished by building and attaching the main twin rotor blades and an assortment of blade aerials, cable cutters and other antenna. Canopy Surprisingly a one part canopy is a provided. Why surprisingly? the picture on the instructions shows the model posed with the canopy open, and canopy jacks are provided. In order to open the canopy as suggested the modeller will need to cut the various parts of the canopy open. Decals Decals are provided for three different USMC Aircraft. They are well printed, in register an look dense. #162571, HMM-163, USS Tarawa LHA-1 1989 - Grey/Green Camo #162537, VX-5, Naval Weapon Center, China Lake 1988 - Grey Camo #162541, HMT-303, Camp Pendleton, 1991 - Desert Camo Conclusion This is by no means an uber kit, however it looks like a SuperCobra and should build up to a good looking model. Recommended if you would like an AH-1W in your collection. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit
  16. Bell UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" pics by Mike from the Vietnam War remnants museum.
  17. Bell OH-58 Kiowa, pics thanks to DL Munne.
  18. Hi Everyone, With 2 out of my 3 part built kits nearly finished now, I am picking kits out of my stash to work on while I am off work. The 1st one that I have selected is the Revell 1:72 Bell AB 212 / UH-1N helicopter. The kit has the following features : - Highly Detailed Surfaces - Detailed Cockpit - Detailed Passenger Cabin, choice of seats - Rotating Rotor - Detailed Main and Tail Rotors - Separate Sliding Doors - Engine Cowling's for the Twin Engine Version - Antennae and Cable Cutters - Missile Pods for the USAF Version Decal Sets for the USAF and Civil Defence Versions: - Bell 212, c/n 30879, D-HBZS, Christoph 12 , Luftrettung - Bundesministerium des Inneren, 2007 - Bell UH-1N, 69-16670, USAF, 90th Missile Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, 2005 The kit contains 132 parts spread over 2 sprues in white plastic plus 1 clear sprue. I will be building this kit as 69-16670, Bell UH-1N USAF. Anyway here are photos of the sprues. Anyway more photos when I have some progress to show. Rick
  19. Hi, A small break in Japanese series. More close into the mainstream. Bell piston fighters of WWII: P39L Airacobra and P63C3 Kingcobra, Heller and Toko (short run), respectively. Both in 1/72. Airacobra is in markings of 98 sq. 81 Fighter Gr USAF, Tunis 1943 Kingcobra is from unknown (to me) unit of VVS, likely 1944. Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek Airacobra: And Kingcobra:
  20. Kitty Hawk is reported running two 1/48th helicopter kits: Bell AH-1Z Viper (Super Cobra) - ref. KH80124 Sources: http://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/#!80123/cnuv http://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/#!80124/c1eup http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=266634 http://scalemodels.ru/news/6428-vertoletnye-anonsy-Kitty-Hawk-Models-1-48.html Also a UH-1Y Venom (or Super Huey) - dedicated thread http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974037-148-bell-uh-1y-venom-super-huey-by-kitty-hawk-cads/ - ref.KH80123. V.P.
  21. Bell AH-1G Cobra 'Marines' Special Hobby 1:72 The US Air Force started to use helicopters early in the Vietnam War as offensive platforms. Following a failed attempt to provide a dedicated attack helicopter in the guise of the Model 207 Sioux Scout in the early ‘60’s, Bell independently invested $1m into a new helicopter using some of the technology of the infamous UH-1 Iroquois, or more affectionately known ‘Huey’. This was in spite of the fact that the Army was more interested in a Lockheed venture with the AH-56 Cheyenne in response to Bells previous failure, however that didn’t come to fruition. Only 8 months later, the Model 209 made it’s first flight and subsequently won over its rivals in evaluation. The 209 was to become the infamous sister to the Iroquois, the Cobra. The airframe took the rotor, gearing and turbine engine from the Huey, but incorporated a new tandem seat cockpit arrangement with armoured panels to go some way to protect the crew from ground fire. Other key features were stub wings to carry a variety of suitable attack weapons and an under-nose turret housing a 20mm cannon and in some cases a grenade launcher. In 1967 The first of over 1100 Cobras entered US Army service and provided much needed fire support in the Vietnam War for ground forces amongst other specialised activities such as forward ‘Hunter Killer’ teams working along side OH-6A scout helicopters searching out ground forces. The AH-1G also initially entered service with the Marines, although they wanted the extra reliability of two engines, so service in the Marines was short lived until the twin engines ‘Super Cobras’ became available. Whilst the US Army retired the last of its single engine AH-1’s in 2001, nine overseas operators included Israel, Japan and Pakistan. Israel widely used the Cobra, in particular in the 1982 Lebanon War against Syrian forces, but they too retired their fleet in 2013. Pakistan still operate their Cobra’s and Japan still operate their licence built versions too. The kit This is the 5th boxing of the UH-1 from Special Hobby. It comes securely packed in a top opening box with 5 medium grey sprues and a separately packed clear sprue. First impressions indicate a very good quality kit. Very sharp moulding with finely recessed panel lines and intricate detail is apparent with a coloured A5 sized instruction booklet on glossy paper. Presence of flash is negligible and I couldn’t find any sink marks on any exterior surfaces. There are a lot of optional parts included that aren’t used for this version, so fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your preferences, the parts use is much less than initially thought. Whilst the instructions are colour with good diagrams, the images are quite small and some of the locations for small parts are a little vague, so some studying before steaming ahead with the glue may be necessary. The paint guide refers to Gunze colours. There are decal options provided for 4 machines. Parts breakdown is quite traditional with two fuselage halves and separate tail. Construction starts with the cockpit. I would say that the detail in the cockpit is adequate. Separate seats with additional side armour parts are provided with the forward cockpit getting collective and cyclic controls too. The rear bulkhead in the cockpit tub requires removal and an alternative part is provided to replace it that includes a padded surface effect The side panels on the cockpit tub are quite minimalistic, so the optional pre-painted PE set advertised in the instructions are an option you may want to consider. The instrument panels have recessed instruments and the instructions indicate a decal for both panels is included, but I can’t find them on either of the two decal sheets provided. With the tub assembled, it locates between the fuselage halves. Pleasingly, the halves have location pins unlike some of the early short run kits my SH/MPM kits making assembly a little easier. The surface detail in the fuselage exterior is a mixture of nicely recessed panel lines, raised panels and rivet detail. If one was to be critical, you could say the rivets are a little excessive in size, but under some paint, should look fine in my opinion. Two rotor mast base designs are provided, however there’s no explanation of which one would be fitted to which versions included. As I’m far from an expert on the Huey, I couldn’t help out on this. Personally, I’d go for the more detailed one! Two separate tails are provided to accommodate either the left or the right sided tail rotor, depending upon which option you intend to build. The tail parts simply but on to the end of the tail boom of the main fuselage. The stub wings are equally well moulded with good surface detail despite their small size. The instructions call out for the fitment of both the XM-158 and XM-200 rocket launchers (7 and 19 2.75” rockets respectively). However there are also two XM-18 minigun pods, two XM-157 rocket launchers and an XM-35 stub wing mounted minigun included on the sprues which may go to good use. Three of the four schemes included call for the combined minigun / grenade launcher turret to be installed, however one of the versions is a test aircraft using a blanking part. This is provided as an additional resin part. Not called for in the instructions, but provided is a minigun only turret too. The nose section calls out for a weight to be added. Take care here, I for one often forget this or don’t notice the instruction! A great addition is the parts included to add the ground handling pack. This includes 2 x two wheeled bogies that locate on the skids and a trailing tow bar. Unlike Cobras provided by other manufacturers, the canopy is provided as all separate parts. This does make assembly trickier, but gives much better opportunity for an open cockpit display. The parts are very clear with minimal distortion. There are also several tiny clear parts included on the sprue, but fortunately, you only need a few of them with this kit as they are very small and would probably end up feeding the carpet monster! Decals The two decal sheets included have good register. The text on the stencils is a little vague, not as sharp as some I’ve seen, but again, I’m being critical here. Schemes are provided for 4 rotorcraft: AH-1G 68-17108, VT-26 HMA-367 Scarface, USMC, Vietnam 1969-70 AH-1G 68-15194, US Navy Test Pilot School, NAS Jacksonville 1974 in midnight blue scheme AH-1G 68-15045, ex USMC HMA-773 assigned to US Navy Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River ‘75 AH-1G 68-17105, HMA-169 (VMO-2), USMC Camp Pendleton, California, ‘72 Conclusion This is a very nicely detailed kit, arguably, the best on the market currently with no less than 4 schemes to choose from. I matched the main parts up to drawings in the Squadron Publication for a ball park check of accuracy and there were no obvious errors to raise attention to. There are lots of additional options on the sprues to venture in to aftermarket schemes if you can get decals, and the spares box will also be treated to some new parts too. The small parts and none-single piece canopy make this a more challenging kit for young or beginner level modellers, but a joy for anyone with a few builds behind them who possess a good set of tweezers. Without too much effort, this could be built into a superb little diorama given the open canopy and ground handling pack included. Also included in the box is a 25% discount voucher for 'Cobra- The Attack Helicopter' hardback book by Mike Verier, RRP £25 adding even more value for Cobra fans Review sample courtesy of
  22. Bell H-13 Sioux, at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Texas. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath
  23. Bell P-39Q Airacobra "Brooklyn Bum-2nd", pics thanks to Mark Mills.
  24. Italeri kit decals from kit I know this aircraft didnt wear this scheme as it was sold overseas but if it did then hopefully this is what it would look like It is a tailsitter normally Normal proviso best seen from 5ft away Rodders
  25. Bell AH-1F Cobra, sometimes referred to as the Modernized Cobra. Pics taken at The Don F Pratt Memorial Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, USA by Rick (infofrog)
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