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Here are a few photos of my recently completed
Cobra Company 1/48 SH-60F Oceanhawk
The biggest concern with this resin kit is the alignment of the two
fuselage halves. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!
I did and I still had one small problem. One half
of the fuselage was slightly longer than the other. If you build this
kit and this happens, do not sand the larger half down. Glue the
nose on and fill the gap, otherwise the windscreen will not fit
properly. That is the biggest concern of this kit. I still had problems
setting the bottem half of the windscreen to fair into the nose section
and I am still not entirely happy with the results. Simply put, after 8
months its time to move on.
Some of the details I added were scratch built mirror supports, replaced
hinge on the radome (lost while sanding), antenna on the aft section of
the roof, Landing gear brake lines, Winch hook, light on tail,
scratched/rebuilt top hal of winch mechanism for dipping sonar, engine
cowl screens, dipping sonar tubes, anti sway bars on pylons, wire
antenna on starboard fuselage side, hydraulic lines on rotors and static
dischargers on the tail.
I would like to thank Mike Grant of Mike Grant
decals for the markings. Many of you know of Mike's work but he went
above and beyond for me with these markings. I supplied him with ONE
picture and he did the rest.
When I got the first sheet from him the Eagle head
was too large. Mike gladly downsized the image to my specifications and
sent me a new sheet. He was also more than kind by sending me additional
decals when I screwed them up as well as making the lightning bolts on
the wing tanks after seeing a photo with these applied.
I highly recommend this kit to anyone who is not a
beginner and who is familiar with working with resin. If I recall there
were only 65 each of the SH-60F and the SH-60B by Cobra Company so
please contact them for availability.
Also, for any of you who want one-of-a-kind custom
decals, contact Mike Grant. You wont be disappointed.
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Page Created 19 August, 2002
Last Updated 04 June, 2007
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