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AH-1G Cobra
JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 11:42 AM UTC
Revell's 1/32 AH-1 Huey Cobra was a sensation when it was released in the late 1960s. We''ll see how the vintage model looks today.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
Great review! I wouldn't mind having a go at one of these. Always liked the Cobra and recently found 1/32 is a scale I enjoy working with.
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
If you have this one, and you're in North America, the Cobra Company cockpit detail set is absolutely essential. There are also optional rocket pods and other armaments available. Sadly, Cobra Company will not ship to Europe after the owner lost too many sets in mail thefts
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
Pity that's the case. I wouldn't mind getting their A-1E cockpit for my Matchbox Skyraider.
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 01:44 AM UTC
Hi Fred

Thanks for the review. It brought back many happy memories of the kit I bought on a school exchange visit to Germany in the '70s.

I also came home with Revell's boxing of the Esci 1:9 BMW R75 and sidecar.

You couldn't get either in the UK at the time, so I was well chuffed! (Of course, that was long before the days of the Internet and taking for it granted that you can simply order from overseas whatever isn't in your LHS...)

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 01:07 PM UTC
Nice review. Sometimes these old kits can be quite a gem.

This one looks nice. I have never bought it, but it could be a nice relaxed build.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
Thanks everybody. I am actually thinking of acquiring another one to build for myself.