Stuart's Flying Dog

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Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:26 am

So this'll be my first build for this GB - Airfix's 1/72 Cessna O-1 Brid Dog. This is a kit I've wanted to redo since I messed one up in the early 90's. The trouble is it's quite a rare kit now and pretty damn expensive for what it is - this one cost me £30-00!

(apologies for the poor box shots - these were taken off ebay. I'll post some better ones when I get the kit).

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I can't decide yet whether or not this will be OOB or if I'll get the Pavla resin interior and flying controls for it. I've used Pavla resin cockpits before and I've never been impressed by them or their fit and have ending up tossing a few builds because of them - I will almost certainly need some AM decals though.

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I've always loved the O-1 though, it's just one of those aircraft that, just like the 'UH-1', says Vietnam to me.

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:29 am

This is the Pavla Resin... We'll see. It'll turn it into a £60 model.

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Floki » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:42 am

I really like FAC aircraft of vietnam those were some brave guys especially the ones who was secretly flying in Laos
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Unleash hell! Do not repent! Warfare grants us no lament
Let your weapons slash and tear This is no place for fear
Hold the lines! Move as one! In unity our victory's won
Our shields will form a mighty wall
United we shall never fall
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:54 am

A classic Cessna! Neat. I may just have to do the O-2.
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:27 am

Very nice! But man, £30 for that little kit? What is that, fifteen times the original price? Anyways, nice choice of the “unsung hero” Bird Dog.
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:30 am

I just priced about 20 1/72 kits i have, using a mid range it totalled about 1300 bucks. It is crazy out there. Wear protection.
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:35 am

Man, it’s a good thing that I built my stash when and how I did... I couldn’t afford it now... :headslap:
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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby KSaarni » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:07 am

That’s really a cool kit Stuart !!

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby Stuart » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:22 pm

Thanks for the interest Gents - I'm glad you liked the choice of subject.

The price of some of these older kits is indeed ridiculous - and normally I wouldn't pay anything like this amount for a old kit like this, but it's the cheapest I've been able to find for ages and I really fancy building one - so I had to just live with it. I do think I'll give the resin a miss though, and I'll just go with some scratch-building.

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Re: Stuart's Flying Dog

Postby keavdog » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:17 pm

Cool. I’ll follow this. I have the 1/48 Model USA kit
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