AH-1G Canopy Masks

Published: December 19th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard
Price: $7.95
Product / Stock #: CX397
Product provided by: Eduard

If anyone knows me they know I love the AH-1 Cobra. I never had the opportunity to fly the AH-1G but I've always wanted to. Special Hobbies finally released their series of AH-1 models. For now they have just released the G model but it is an awesome little model. Like many modelers, I hope they release it in 1/48th and 1/35th scale someday.

The AH-1G had a slightly bulged canopy, which can cause a challenge for some modelers to mask. Special Hobbies was nice enough to produce the canopy doors separate so you can pose them open or closed. The masks will make this chore so much simpler. There are outline masks for the entire canopy framework. You will need liquid mask to fill in the center but Eduard provides the outline. Special Hobbies provides the option of having the ground handling wheels, which is a nice touch for the diorama builder. So naturally if there are wheels Eduard provides you with masks for them as well.

Canopy masks make this chore, which I hate, easy. I think I will make some extra masks using the left over material on the sheet to make masks for the yellow warning area on the inside. That is an additional level that you can do with the masks and leftovers provided. This set is a perfect companion to the Special Hobbies AH-1G. I think it is an essential addition and I will definitely buy more mask sets and more Special Hobbies Cobras.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Eduard directly at https://www.eduard.com or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.

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