Pavla 1/72 AH-1S/F Cockpit/Ammo Bay Set First Look
|Date of Review||September 2009||Manufacturer||Pavla Models|
|Subject||AH-1S/F Cockpit/Ammo Bay Set||Scale||1/72|
|Pros||Nice enhancement for the HobbyBoss kit||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$TBA|
Pavla produces an interesting line of detail sets for a variety of subjects, each one designed to enhance a particular aspect of a given kit. In this set, Pavla offers a major update to the HobbyBoss AH-1S or AH-1F Cobra kits.
This set provides a completely new resin cockpit tub for both pilot and gunner with lots of nice detail molded in the tub surfaces. Armored crew seats with lap belt and shoulder harness details are also provided. The forward and rear instrument panels are nicely cast with a HUD frame on top of the pilot's panel. The cockpit is rounded out with new collectives and cyclics.
The set doesn't stop with the cockpit. You'll see additional parts which represent the ammo bay access doors for either side of the nose (try sitting on one of these for an emergency evac ride on a Cobra!), ammo box, and even the ventral fairing with vents that mounts immediately behind the nose gun turret.
If you want to enhance your HobbyBoss Cobra kits, Pavla has the parts to get the job done!
My sincere thanks to Pavla Models for this review sample.