model also represents the last of a long line of kits completed without an
airbrush. The inspiration for the model came from a flight of the real thing
that flew over our house one day. I had a good view as the gunners
manipulated the Gatling Mini-Guns in the nose.
3. The Matchbox kit represents an early Cobra from
the Vietnam War so it didn't have a Gatling Gun. Instead it had a Grenade
Launcher. So I took the barrel from a 1/72nd scale Scimitar Tank and
grafted it on. It was too heavy to stay level and the mechanism would allow
it to flop onto the ground.
4. The photo of the spinning blades works quite
well. I believe I set them spinning with my finger just before pressing the