AH-1G Gun Turret

Published: May 3rd, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/72
Company: Res-Im
Price: $4.25
Product / Stock #: 7215

Res-Im's multi-media upgrades for the AZ Model lifts this kit out of the ordinary. This particular upgrade features three different resin turrets. Molded in a medium grey resin with good recessed detail. The first turret has no opening and would be used at a training center like Hunter Army Airfield or Ft Rucker. The next one is the single weapon system, TAT-102, turret. This one features a single 7.62mm minigun. Strangely there is no hole for the minigun. That is an easy enough modification. The third turret is an M-28 style turret with two openings, either one 7.62mm and 40mm grenade launcher or two 7.62 mm miniguns. Included on the resin pieces are two miniguns, one 40mm launcher and one other 'gun' that I'm not sure what it is. This would go with the single turret opening and explains why there is no hole.

The other component of the set is a fret of photoetch to replicate the turret openings. There are four 'openings' that can be added to the turrets. I would have preferred the openings in the turrets to be molded in the turrets but this will make a good representation.

There are no instructions. It will be up to the modeler to look for references which are easy enough to find online. Painting will depend on your modeling subject.

This set gives you all the options that the AH-1G could have with a turret. The casting is perfect. The armament option to do any turret is a nice touch. Another nice release from Res-Im. This, along with the other releases for the AZ Model AH-1G Cobra will make a fantastic lethal snake.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Res-Im and IPMS/USA for the review item.

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