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Academy AH-1W nts cobra

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On 24/10/2016 at 6:17 AM, salvador001 said:

Oh man, you are doing one FINE job, i love it.

Keep it on!

 

Rod.

Thanks Rod! Ive hit abit of a modelling rut but should hopefully be back on it soon

Zak

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Continued work on the belly  eduard, scratched elements and added panel lines. 

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Hi chaps. More work on the belly. Aerials are from the spares box, added x2 aber hex nuts on nose 
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Remade all of the steps as kit ones are to short

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Kit aerial was reshaped and attached with epoxy glue. Additional inspection panels added to the boom

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Attached skids but removed them shortly afterwards as the didn't sit correctly. Think they'll need rebuilding from scratch....bugger

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Cheers folks
Zak

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On 31/10/2016 at 4:33 PM, usmcski6502 said:

Ooooh, man, this just gets better and better!  Looking great, keep 'em coming.

 

Semper Fi,

 

Ski

Thanks dude!

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35 minutes ago, salvador001 said:

Wow. Where did you get the photoetch from? Is it eduard? 

Looking great.

 

Rod.

Thanks Rod. the vast majority of the brass on the belly i made from brass shim ( the rectangular and circular panels). a few parts are from the eduard exterior set but they have chopped up and reshaped as the eduard set is incorrect in some areas

Zak

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Hey chaps hope all are well.
Not much to show at the minute. Much of my modelling time has been spent on rebuilding a few elements (3-4 times...) The nts unit is being scratched again as my first (or 5th...who knows) effort was quite abit out, same with the skids.

Also have a few goodies on order as well which will hopefully add a few nice touches to the finished kit but I'll reveal those at a later date.

Added extratech PE washers to the belly drainage pipes, pipes made from aluminium tubing

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Detailed the nose drainage pipes with telescoped aluminium tube 

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Built the m197 cannon. This took a good couple of hours mainly to get it lined up correctly but well worth the effort when completed. Really need to grow another pair of hands....

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Found some spare eduard PE hinges which look much better than before

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More soon folks, thanks for looking and commenting guys!
Zak 

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Looking so damn fine, wonderful job. Are you going to use the fireball ALQ-144 jammer? The one this kit brings is not that good.

 

Rod.

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58 minutes ago, salvador001 said:

Looking so damn fine, wonderful job. Are you going to use the fireball ALQ-144 jammer? The one this kit brings is not that good.

 

Rod.

Thank Rod. Yes I'm using the fireball ALQ, it's pretty darn nice. 

Zak

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No doubt, by the time you're done you're going to have the most accurate Whiskey out there.  Watching with great interest, keep up the good work!  I used to work on 'em, so if you need any ref pics, let me know.

 

Semper,

 

Ski

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On 18/11/2016 at 5:26 PM, usmcski6502 said:

No doubt, by the time you're done you're going to have the most accurate Whiskey out there.  Watching with great interest, keep up the good work!  I used to work on 'em, so if you need any ref pics, let me know.

 

Semper,

 

Ski

Thanks for the kind words dude, really appreciate it, hope I can continue to do it justice! R.e ref pics, I'm still undecided on what scheme I want, I'm thinking I may get some custom made mask/decals so any ref pics of whiskeys serial numbers, markings etc that you've worked on would go towards helping me decide. Also any pics of the main rotor would be good, specifically the blade tips as I think the academy kits blades are incorrectly shaped

Cheers

Zak

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On 03/01/2017 at 11:02 PM, usmcski6502 said:

Outdoor shot:

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Wow that is one nice model!  Yea I think I'm going to have some custom made,  still unsure of what airframe tho.... 

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Hi folks
Just a small update, lost my mojo over the Xmas period so slow progress. 

The nts unit..... Version 15 or 16 who knows... It's starting to resemble the real deal now,  pics are a little crappy but hopefully you can see the adjustments I've made. Also sourced some mirror paper (the same stuff used on two way mirrors) to use on the left side camera glass, will post pics shortly. 

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Began riveting the tail and boom, looks a little messy at the minute as I'm using humbrol's decal fix. This leaves a gluey residue but has a much stronger bond than microfix/sol. I'm using a two different sizes of archers rivets and Micromarks rivets for the larger rivets. 
Also scratched the tie down thing on the centre of the boom

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More soon
Zak

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Freakin' amazing.  Just great, keep it up!  BTW, if you need ref photos of a specific area, hit me up, I've got quite a bit of reference on all USMC Cobras.

 

Semper,

 

Ski

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Hey Zak, that looks tremendously awesome. Love all the detail you are adding. The rivets looks great. What are the size of rivets you are using?

Thanks.

 

Rod.

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On 12/01/2017 at 2:58 PM, salvador001 said:

Hey Zak, that looks tremendously awesome. Love all the detail you are adding. The rivets looks great. What are the size of rivets you are using?

Thanks.

 

Rod.

Thanks rod. The archers rivets- I used some from their 'n' scale and some from the 0.4mm sheet. The microscale rivets are larger but don't have a specific scale. 

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On 12/01/2017 at 8:33 PM, Chhuey said:

This looks impresive great!

 

What do you use to make the rivets?

The rivets are all water slide decals from microscale and archers, good products,  check them out

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