Cobra Company 1/35 CH-47A Rear Pylon Detail Set First Look
|Date of Review||January 2007||Manufacturer||Cobra Company|
|Subject||CH-47A Rear Pylon Detail Set||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35023||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Very nice rear pylon details for the Trumpeter CH-47A||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$40.00|
Cobra Company has really been busy lately! They've turned out no less than four detail sets for Trumpeter's impressive 1/35 CH-47 Chinook kits.
This detail set tackles one of the detail shortcomings in the Trumpeter kit - the lack of detail up inside the rear rotor pylon. If this was a C-130, when the ramp and door are open, the door would cover most of the opening in the rear rotor pylon, but in the CH-47, the door actually stows inside the ramp. If you display your Chinook with the ramp down, there is nothing to keep the viewer from seeing a lack of detail up there.
This detail set provides the structural frames inside the pylon, the lower rear transmission housing, visible drive shaft, auxiliary power unit (APU), structural support and actuators for the rear loading ramp, hydraulic subsystems, and more. Even so, the instructions tell you that this area was visibly busy with wiring, cables, hydraulic lines, etc., all things that cannot be effectively replicated with resin. The AMS modeler going to the trouble to install this detail set will want to get some good photo references to represent the wiring and plumbing in scale.
With this set and the others released for the Trumpeter kit, your CH-47A kit will definitely be an eye-opener!
This set is definitely recommended for the 'Hook' modeler and is available directly from Cobra Company.
My sincere thanks to Cobra Company for this review sample!