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.
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.