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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 weeks ago #1

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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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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 weeks ago #2

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That looks pretty FAB!
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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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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 weeks ago #5

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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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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Why do you post photos of a real plane??? ;)

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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 weeks ago #7

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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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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 1 week ago #8

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I really like this build, nice job. Wouldn't mind getting this kit.

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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 1 week ago #9

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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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1/32 Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog 3 months 2 days ago #10

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Nice Kite Simon, looks good.

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