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Old Oct 16, 2015, 07:22 AM
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Another area I wanted to improve on was the cockpit. Don't get me wrong, I'm not entering any scale competitions, but I wanted the cockpit to be interesting when people look in. TY did a great job on the kit. The bad part about the ARF is the cockpit isn't very scale. So you need to compensate for the space differences. When you look at a real airacobra, there is not much room in there. Gauges, wires, knobs everywhere. The seat in this cockpit is a little too wide, but is needed to accommodate a pilot. This make it hard to put detail in where it needs to go.

To dress it up a little bit, I added a few more instruments myself, along with some stickers I painted up. I may add a little more before she flies.
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 07:26 AM
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Here are some shots of some panels lines on the tail, along with some of the panel bolts.
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 07:35 AM
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I also made a radio box, and added in some volt meters for my receiver and ignition. I still have some more detail to add, along with detail for the wires to plug into. I also started adding the green chromate to the undersides. There's not much more that needs to be done on the body now. She's ready for paint.
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 11:37 AM
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Very nice!
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Old Feb 16, 2016, 10:47 AM
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Update

Okay, so it's been a while since I've updated this thread. Sorry.
My friend did all the repairs and fished the glass work on the wing. It came out incredible. I got all the flat rivets done, as well as panels, panel lines, and raised rivets.

I have picked a paint scheme which somewhat non fiction. I decided on a desert camo. Revell/monogram put out a 1/72 model years ago. I did some research on the scheme. The Tail number matches an air cobra that was lost in GA. No pilot info or detail on the crash. The Z-38 , I believe signifies the aircraft was for pilot training. The door art is very similar to the WolfHounds, which still exits today. Again, no information on connecting the tail number to the WolfHounds either. So I'm making up my own plane based on real facts, so to speak.
Monogram put out 2 paint schemes (1)Tan on Brown and (2) Green on Brown. I changed up the door art o little on the computer. I'm going to try hand painting it on the plane. I did a test piece yesterday that came out good. I'm also thinking of painting 'Slobber'n Dawg' over the engine exhausts.
Will post more pictures once I start painting.
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Old Feb 16, 2016, 11:18 AM
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I built the Monogram kit as a kid and always liked the paint scheme too dweeb. Here is a link to some interesting discussion on the box art:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/14967...gram+P-39+Z-38

As noted the aircraft was assigned to a training unit at Thomasville Army Air Field in Georgia and was lost when the pilot bailed out of it in August of '43. Authenticity of the scheme seems to be up for debate. Authentic or not it is a great color scheme and I am sure will look fantastic on your model.
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Old Feb 16, 2016, 08:06 PM
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Thanks Chad. The link is where I got most of my information. I was hoping to pick a real pilots paint scheme, but I wanted to do something other than Olive Drab. I think the Airacobra was obsolete when the P-47 and P-51 came along. At that time, the US won air supieority, and pilots/squadrons started to come out with some great paint schemes. I'd was leaning towards a camo scheme, and really like the looks of that WolfHound scheme.
The 32nd squadron / WolfHounds still exists today. The Airacobra were assigned to the 32nd from 1942 up till the end of the war 1945. Here are some photo's I found.

Looks like Monogram took from the WolfHounds logo and made thier own.
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Old Feb 16, 2016, 08:21 PM
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Here are some other photos of the wing I found on my phone...
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