1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #1 by SimonW
1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog was created by SimonW
Roden's kit of the venerable Cessna O-1 Birddog (l-19).

First of the completed build images. More info on the build and images to come tomorrow.
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2 years 8 months ago #2 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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2 years 8 months ago #3 by Flying_Kiwi
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That looks pretty FAB!

Most pilots last words are "Watch this"


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2 years 8 months ago #4 by SimonW
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Some completed more styled shots of the Roden 1/32 Birddog. Hard to see the interior so have included a during build shot. Seatbelts are metal foil, some spare PE buckles. Display dials are airscale, all radio control boxes etc on sides of fuselage are scratch built.

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2 years 8 months ago #5 by dcrfan
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Very nice. I must finish off my Roden Cessna 0-2 but I keep getting distracted on other builds.

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2 years 8 months ago #6 by Bishop
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Why do you post photos of a real plane??? ;)

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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2 years 8 months ago #7 by SimonW
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Bishop wrote: Why do you post photos of a real plane??? ;)


Haha. Flattery! I like you! haha.
But thanks. It was a challenge. Not the subject matter but the kit. Always good to win a battle! Such a cool little plane, pilots with huge sets of you know whats!
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2 years 8 months ago #8 by Fritz
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I really like this build, nice job. Wouldn't mind getting this kit.

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2 years 8 months ago #9 by SimonW
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Fritz wrote: I really like this build, nice job. Wouldn't mind getting this kit.


Thanks for that. Its a challenging kit, not so much the building but everything thats not in the kit. Cockpit detail especially. I scratch built all the internal controls (radio controls etc), added a lot of wiring, made seat belts, added display decals (airscale).
The wheel struts are WEAK! Rear drag wheel is WEAK! Clear canopy parts are scratched and very average. They are in the kit bagged with the rest of the sprues and bounce around during transport.
Other than those issues its a fun kit. The challenges make it all the more satisfying to finish with a decent result. I have Roden's O-2 on order. Should be a better build having learnt the pitfalls with Roden kits now.

If you decide to get one feel free to ask what to avoid and issues you may have.

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2 years 8 months ago #10 by Tiger
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Nice Kite Simon, looks good.

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