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Info Sheet - Gary M. Schmidt

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Gary is a advanced Modeler of helicopters. Check out his online page.

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This the model of my AH-1G Cobra 67-15567 I was a Crew Chief on in Vietnam. It took me almost a year to build almost 20 years ago. I had to combine two kits in 1/48 scale, a Fujimi AH-1J and an AH-1S. I switched the tail rotor to the left side and detailed the hub. I scrachbuilt out board rocket pods, minigun, 40mm and modified turret. The cockpit was detailed and includes a photo reduced map of our area of operations. I added main rotor blade tracking fins to the edge of the blades. The canopy was tinted in blue. Each tooth of the sharkmouth was cut out from scrap white decals. I repositioned the nose as it was too up pointed on kit. Added tow rings to the top of skids. The parts that are zinc green are replacement parts left in primer color. I hand painted name The Henchman II and Centaur. The Henchman one (67-15827 my first ship) was shot down and autorotated into a rice paddy, No injuries - Gary