Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Airfix 1/16 Cobra


kpnuts
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi all i won this on ebay, its an ex MPC kit first thing the instructions are next to useless , on the first page it tells you the colours for airfix paints but there is not one point in the instructions where that colour call out is used ( as you all know I had no intention of building this as should be anyway) but if you wanted to, well, , hard cheese, 

So heres the box art 

IMG-8925.jpg

I'm thinking of a fade paint job either blue to white or blue to red not decided yet.

Anyway a start on the engine, it's not a bad kit detail wise.

 

IMG-8932.jpg
IMG-8935.jpg
IMG-8933.jpg
IMG-8931.jpg
IMG-8930.jpg
IMG-8929.jpg

Either this must be huge or the Ferrari 312t must be tiny as this is 1/16 whereas the Ferrari is 1/12 

IMG-8926.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bit more done to this started adding a bit of detail to the engine (I don't know much about these engines and can't find many useful pics of throttle linkages and such)

IMG-8980.jpg

IMG-8983.jpg
IMG-8982.jpg
IMG-8981.jpg

Those air filters are just placed there.

This is the main colour I've gone for.

IMG-8944.jpg
IMG-8943.jpg
IMG-8942.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Hi all more work on the Cobra.

IMG-9621.jpg
IMG-9620.jpg
IMG-9619.jpg

I decided to ditch the carbs (too much wrong with them )

The kit comes with fuel injection as an option I thought I would go with that, tbh a don't know which is worse, still I'm stuck with it now, hopefully I can improve on what the kit supplied (still won't be anything like accurate but maybe look interesting.

IMG-9630.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More done to this, I can't find any decent pics of the fuel injection system on this so I've invented my own (its only really to fill space as the stacks are too far apart and it looks silly)

IMG-9726.jpg
IMG-9727.jpg

IMG-9730.jpg
IMG-9729.jpg
IMG-9728.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/9/2022 at 3:16 PM, kpnuts said:

Hi all more work on the Cobra.

IMG-9621.jpg
IMG-9620.jpg
IMG-9619.jpg

I decided to ditch the carbs (too much wrong with them )

The kit comes with fuel injection as an option I thought I would go with that, tbh a don't know which is worse, still I'm stuck with it now, hopefully I can improve on what the kit supplied (still won't be anything like accurate but maybe look interesting.

IMG-9630.jpg

I didn't like the way they had the dual quad setup done. After looking at reference photos I noticed that the carbs were oriented the wrong way. The bowls should be front to back, not side to side. Had to modify them a bit to fit that way. It still looked pretty sparse so I did a fuel rail and made the vacuum canisters for each of the carbs. Made up some linkage and a return spring. Put a piece of wire for the air cleaner studs and made "wing nuts" to top off the air cleaners.

Overall this kit is a nice kit. Kind of fiddly. I did one when I was a kid (I still have it) and thought I'd like to do another one. It's about 85% done. Stalled on it again because of the extra details I've been doing to it. Maybe I need to post it on here to re-inspire me to get back to it.

Keep up the good work!

DSC09472.JPG

DSC09501.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...