Cobra Company 1/48 OV-1B/C Mohawk SLAR Pod Set First Look
|Date of Review||December 2005||Manufacturer||Cobra Company|
|Subject||OV-1B/C Mohawk SLAR Pod Set||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||48041||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Provides a nice conversion for the Roden kit and some essential ballast!||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$7.00|
If you haven't visited the Cobra Company website recently, you haven't seen the interesting research (and fun) that Chris Miller has been doing - he has restored a full-scale OV-1 Mohawk nose! So when you look at a resin detail set for the Mohawk cockpit, you'll see that this was a labor of love as well!
This set is designed for the 1/48 scale OV-1B Mohawk kit released by Roden earlier in 2005. The kit has the Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) pod in the box, but Cobra has done three important things with this resin set. First, the pod and mount are backdated to the shape used during Vietnam; two, the pod is seamless; and three, the solid resin pod adds ballast to the nose to help offset the tail-heavy nature of the kit.
As the instructions say, this conversion is simple as it mounts just like the kit's pod.
This set is definitely recommended for the Vietnam-era Mohawk modeler!
My sincere thanks to Cobra Company for this review sample!