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1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - AH-1G (early & late) - released - new boxing in October 2021 and future Special Hobby reboxing


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ICM is to release 1/32nd Bell AH-1G Cobra kits

 

- ref. 32060 - Bell AH-1G Cobra (early production), US Attack Helicopter  - released 

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32060

 

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- 1/32 - ref. 32061 - Bell AH-1G Cobra (late production), US Attack Helicopter - released

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32061

 

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- ref. 32062 - Bell AH-1G Cobra with Vietnam War US Helicopter Pilots NEW - III quarter

Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM32062

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - box art+3D renders - release in 2021

3D renders - ref. 𝟑𝟐𝟎𝟔𝟎 - 𝐀𝐇-𝟏𝐆 𝐂𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐚 (𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧), 𝐔𝐒 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫

Sources: 

https://icm.com.ua/aviation/ah-1g-cobra-early-production/

https://www.facebook.com/ICM.Models/posts/1582475285278737

 

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I hope they do the flat panel canopy version at some point. No idea what make it is though.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - box art+3D renders+schemes - release in 2021
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Schemes & decals :

  1. AH-1G Cobra (early production), 5728 /47“Blue Max"2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery Regiment (Aerial Rocket Artillery, ARA)
  2. АН-1 G Cobra (early production), 66-15252 / 15 presumably Cobra NETT
  3. АН-1 G Cobra (early production), 66-15310, В Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Artillery Regiment (Aerial Rocket Artillery, ARA), 1 st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Originally assigned to the Cobra New Equipment Training Team (Cobra NETT), 1967
  4. АН-1 G Cobra (early production), 67-157621 Executioner, 235th AC, Capt Lou Bouault (aircraft commander), Daub Ting, November 1969

Sources: 

https://www.facebook.com/ICM.Models/posts/1634146870111578

https://www.facebook.com/ICM.Models/posts/1637812333078365

 

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Hmmm..... the schemes provided in Homebee's posts are a bit dull IMHO, to be frank. Why no huge, grinning shark-mouths? No big, personalised logos on the engine-cowlings? 

 

Hannants are supposed to be producing decals for all three of the new ICM kits - I will wait and see what they are supplying. 

 

Really looking forward to this kit. It is well-past time that the Revell kit was superseded.   

 

Chris. 

 

PS: The first of these kits is advertised on E-Bay right now....

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On 4/12/2021 at 3:40 PM, speedy said:

I hope they do the flat panel canopy version at some point. No idea what make it is though.

If I remember correctly, the first flat-canopy version was the AH-1S. I don't think any AH-1S's ever served in Vietnam (but I'm not a Cobra fanatic, so am happy to be corrected on that one).

 

Chris..  

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It doesn't seem flat canopy version is coming. However early Q/S mod will be released for sure (I cant see M65 nose, maybe this will be in resin??). Seems  in 'early' kit are all parts to build 'late' version. I was thinking to use old revell 'squatter swatter' decals as I still have them but they also need some correction... I am also wondering if kit #32065 will have M35 system as we can see it on the picture but no M35 parts present - hope additional M35 frame will be added.

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This looks great. Raised rivets are good to see. 
 

I also like the mask outlines in the instructions. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette cutter this makes it very easy.

 

If this sells then I wonder if we will see other helicopters from ICM. It also marks ICM becoming more ambitious in 1/32 - moving away from single engine WWII fighters.

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I hope many years in new "Snake from Nam". Unfortunatelly it a 1/32 not 1/35 (I don't understand why.). It is a big difference beyond 1/35 and 1/32 ?  I prefer a AFV scale and Snake is last type what isn't availiable to Nam collection - or AH-1... (Amt Whisky Cobra & Academy Viper). And Huey Cobra especially is green? elegant and deadly as real King Cobra - for me still lookin' Attack Helo ever... yup, modern twin engines are too nice but Huey is still most beautiful.

 

Btw exist AH-1 with pin up girl ?

 

 

 

 

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On 5/8/2021 at 7:45 PM, stakor said:

However early Q/S mod will be released for sure 

The TOW missiles are a good indication. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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8 hours ago, AlCZ said:

Btw exist AH-1 with pin up girl ?

I haven't seen. But if there are any I wonder if are as cute as on hueys...

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - AH-1G (early) released - AH-1G (late) box art+3D renders, release in July 2021?
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All of the parts for a late Vietnam era are in the box, except for the M-35 gun system.  The kit has the twin gun turret, right side tail rotor boom, and the anti-Strella mods (upturned exhaust, engine cowling air scoops, and the small half-moon shield above the exhaust) included in this “early” boxing.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - AH-1G (early) released - AH-1G (late) box art+3D renders - release in October 2021

Early production review.

 

 

I kind of like the duller decal options as not all had sharks mouths etc. Some times it better just to do line bird. Inclusion of a NETTS camo scheme is good. 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/32 - Bell AH-1G Cobra by ICM - AH-1G (early & late) - released - new boxing in October 2021 and future Special Hobby reboxing

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