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steven a weinmann
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Roden 148th OV-! Mohawk

May 10, 2013 · in Aviation · · 5 · 1.7K

This was my first kit not too bad good fits and decent detail there was some flash but it came off easily I would recommend this kit to any Viet Nam era fans Got the inspiration for this build at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino CA

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  1. That thing fly? my goodness what a crazy looking p...something! it a chopper? is it a plane?...Never seen one of these before, so sorry for my ignorance...nice build by the way...

    cheers mate

  2. hahaha I think its a plane for some reason im in love with all the ugly ones (planes that is) thanks for the comments and cheers to you mate

  3. said on May 10, 2013

    Having seen a couple of these in southeast Asia many years ago, I finally was able to buy a Roden kit from a fellow Hyperscaler and try to replicate one. As soon as the deal was finalized, a friend and fellow club member gave me another one.

    I had an unusual experience with the build, in that I 'blew up' the canopy pieces while trying to blow compressed air into the cockpit to clean out some left over debris. A rather frightening explosion/noise and some flashbacks resulted.

    My plan is to eventually improve my skills to be able to build that second kit as well as yours. I probably won't live that long. Good work.

    • Im sorry about your mishap Larry im asiuming yyou wernt hurt thank you for the kind words i hope to your mohawk in the future the canopy was certainly the hardesr part of the buuld

  4. It not only flew, Jorge, but in February 1968 my friend MAJ Ken Lee shot down a MiG-17 over the Ashau Valley with an OV-1A - at low altitude it had better acceleration and maneuverability than a Meteor. Truly one of Grumman's best ever - every pilot who ever flew one loved it. The VC hated them.

    Good to see you got the side cocpit panels right - too many guys don't know it hinges at either upper corner, not on the top edge.

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