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About Cobrahistorian

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    "She just called me a sling load!"
  • Birthday 09/02/1973

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  1. Cobrahistorian

    Huey Firefly/Nighthawk conversion?

    Thanks Ramon! The particular bird I’m looking to build had the C-130 landing light cluster. I’ve gotta order some LiveResin miniguns anyhow, and I’ve already got a .50 cal on hand. I guess I’m scratchbuilding the lights! Jon
  2. Hey all, Does anyone do a Firefly/Nighthawk conversion in 1:48? I’ve been asked to build a particular Huey and need to figure out how to do the light cluster. Minigun and .50 cal mounts aren’t too difficult, but that light cluster and mount is gonna be murder. Thanks! Jon
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    1:48 MH-60K

    Wow, crappy image quality.
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    1:48 MH-60K

    Hey all, So I started a Kilo and a Lima a long time ago. After pulling this one out a few weeks ago, I decided I was going to do it straight OOB and then use Floyd’s awesome Nightstalkers Pt 2 decal sheet for markings. Still have a lot of details to paint on it, but I’m pretty happy with it so far. My Lima is going to be “Razor’s Edge”, aka “Super 68” as it currently appears in the US Army Aviation Museum. I shot a full walk around of her in 2014 and have wanted to build a really detailed model of her ever since. Lots of aftermarket to accumulate before she’s ready to be seen! Anyhow, here’s my WIP MH-60K 91-26388
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    Been a while!

    Tim, You bet. Floyd and I have kept in contact throughout my time here. It used to be a lot easier with us both in Maryland, but we speak on a semi-regular basis. In fact, his Nightstalkers Part 2 decal sheet just arrived here yesterday!
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    Been a while!

    Rob, She’s 65-09418, flew as “War Lord” in Vietnam. John Boyd was her AC and James Reed CE. I’m in contact with both of them. 418 is currently in the paint shop, but when she comes out, I will repaint her Vietnam nose art on her.
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    Been a while!

    Thanks! Not sure about Hueys right now. I’ve been focused on WW2 tactical Air power, specifically tactical recon and close air support. Have a few things in the works there, but hadn’t planned anything more Vietnam-wise just yet
  8. Cobrahistorian

    Been a while!

    I’ve got a QUH-1M target drone that will be going in my MANPADS exhibit here. She had an extensive combat history in Vietnam with the 92nd AHC, and so while she will be painted as a drone, her nose will carry a recreation of the nose art she flew with in Vietnam, and she will be nosing over into our Vietnam gallery to add a little additional context. The Cobra I’m working on getting here is for the Field Artillery Museum and will be the core of their Aerial Rocket Artillery exhibit. 67-15654 flew with 2/1 Cav and A/4-77th ARA in Vietnam. She was badly damaged during the March 1971 sapper attack at Khe Sanh and was sent back to Corpus for a rebuild. She was turned into an S(MOD) and was most recently in the Minnesota Military Museum Collection. She’ll be headed here shortly and backdated to a G model at least visually. As for books, I’ve done two on P-47s recently. Just did an article on Sherman dozer tanks for Armor Journal, and I’ve got a few things in the works. I’ll be doing a lot more writing in the future... ... and building helicopters! j
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    AH-1S MOD 0-15767 Walk Around

    Weird that they put Hellfires and Stingers on it, but a nice lookin Snake nonetheless!
  10. Cobrahistorian

    LF Cobra Company 1:48 MH-60 sets

    Yep. Emailed with Mike about it a bit. Trying to get these two kits finished sooner rather than later.
  11. Cobrahistorian

    Been a while!

    Nope, never got downrange. Got out in 2012, came right back in as an army civilian and have been running the Air Defense Artillery Museum since then.
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    Been a while!

    Not done yet, but I still have it. It’ll get done someday. I’m making a conscious effort to finish all of the helicopters I started. Right now, that’s 10 Cobras, 3 Huey gunships, a Guns-a-GoGo Chinook, two MH-60s, two AH-64s, an HH-3C, R-4B, R-5G, two UH-2s, and an MH-65C. Well, the Mh-65 kinda bit the dust, but I’ve still got the Cobra Company interior for it....
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    Been a while!

    Lol, well yeah. That’s “former” Apache driver. Just a museum director nowadays!
  14. Cobrahistorian

    "Big Mother" - HH-3A pictures, references, etc.

    Hey all, Sorry I’m late to the game here! Hajo, I did get your PM, but work has kept me extremely busy as of late. I do have pics of the HH-3A at the National Helicopter Museum and will post some when I can get on my computer. As for my HH-3C, I’ve still got it. Just haven’t done much on it for a while. J
  15. Cobrahistorian

    Been a while!

    Hey all, Well, I’m back. Hadn’t touched a helicopter model in seven or eight years. Between flying and trying to build the most accurate AH-64 I could, I kinda got burned out. Work has had me working on a 1:1 UH-1M and an AH-1S, and the interest got piqued again. So I’ve pulled out a bunch. Been working on my AH-1 evolution in 1:48 and making steady progress. From front to rear in the photo are my AH-1F, AH-1P, AH-1S and AH-1G. More soon! Jon