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TOPIC: USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th

USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 28 Oct 2019 13:14 #1

So for the 10th Anniversary build I figured I would do a milestone subject...My FIRST EVER aircraft!!...:dude

The current plan is to build this about 90% OOtB but I will add just a few simple doodads....and NO Aftermarket PE!!!...other then what comes in the kit. This looks like an exceptionally well engineered kit with awesome crisp moldings. Can't wait to sink my teeth into this bad boy....and yes I plan on doing up the "Shark Mouth" markings!

Here is the Real Deal...
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and the Kit....
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 28 Oct 2019 13:28 #2

That will make You Know Who happy. :mpup
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 28 Oct 2019 13:40 #3

Is that a selfie stick sticking out of the front?

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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 29 Oct 2019 01:04 #4

Nice choice, in 1/35th no less!
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 29 Oct 2019 05:15 #5

It is a great kit too!

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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 29 Oct 2019 09:44 #6

Its an awesome kit. Only thing I bought for mine was am decals and fod covers although if I bomb mine up I'll have to forgo them. Looking forward to watching this come together.
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 29 Oct 2019 22:18 #7

moon puppy wrote:
Is that a selfie stick sticking out of the front?

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yes, & in 20mm at that
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 29 Oct 2019 22:29 #8

Eric,
Great subject.
I wish they would down size it to 1/72.
Can't wait to see it completed.
Frank
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Here is my attempt at converting a 1/72 Whiskey into a Zulu.
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 30 Oct 2019 08:48 #9

Thanks everyone for stopping in. B)

@Frank; Your Weskey-2-Zulu looks great. I don't think my poor eye balls could take working in that scale.

Here is another Pic of 168961. A couple of things pop out that are interesting.

1-Seems to be assigned to a different "Flight" as the insignia on the engine is not the black cross.

2-The load out on this side of the aircraft is different with a fuel pod and a smaller rocket pod compared to the otherside which has the larger rocket pod and the hellfire rack. I know the kit comes with both the small and large rocket pods but I'm not sure about the fuel pod, have to see if I can find one, maybe off a AH-1W.

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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 30 Oct 2019 09:15 #10

Still hard to believe that airframe is based on that HOG.

The "selfie stick" I'm talking about is in front of the gunners windshield. What would that be?

You think that's a fuel tank or one of those cargo pod things? I saw someone fly into Grand Forks in a T38, opened up a side panel on that tank and take out his A2 bag.

I also notice the US insignia not on the box art, is the insignia in the kit?
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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 30 Oct 2019 09:54 #11

I hadn't noticed the missing US insignia on the box art, but it is included on the decal sheet.

As for the "selfie stick" I believe it's a Anemometer and/or Anemoscope. This device will measure air speed and since it swivels up and down I would bet that it also measures the pitch angle of the aircraft as related to the surface of the earth. I would think this same info will be use for calculating firing solutions. Now all this is just a guess as I'm not an excerpt by any means.

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USMC AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"-Academy-1/35th 30 Oct 2019 11:00 #12

Very cool whirly-bird. :choppa
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