1/32 Roden O-2 Oh no!!!!!
Well I was really looking forward to this kit. There is a fair bit of flash but that is not really a concern. I am a reasonably competent modeller but I have to say aligning and bonding the upper fuselage will challenge the best of us. It is bent in multiple ways around the upper observation windows area and has very little in the way of contact points. This is not helped by the feel of the plastic, it is very soft and thin. Not good given the warp and twist that exists in the fuselage. The clear parts are not clear on my example. The windscreen has a crack on one side and stress cracks on the other side. The decal sheet will be needing replaced as mostly its out of register and some decals ie rescue are printed as resque. It is the only game in town but lets just say I am glad I didnt pay full price for this. It is possibly the worst kit ive seen in a very long time and ive seen a few over the years. Never mind the frying pan I am thinking fling it on the fire and forget it. Maybe mine is just a bad one. You have been forewarned.
11 additional images. Click to enlarge.