Cessna O-1E Bird Dog – Hasegawa 1:48
Exactly one year after my last model, Cessna O-2A Oscar Deuce in 1:48 scale, I’m here again with its older cousin Cessna O-1E Bird Dog in the same scale.
Coming from Hasegawa (ModelUsa), it requested a lot of improvements summarized as follow:
• Eduard PE set for O-1 (just partly usable);
• True Details resin set for O-1 (just partly usable);
• Old Airwaves white metal and Plus Model resin figures;
• AOA + AeroMaster decals;
• Reheat & Eduard PE, copper, brass & styrene for various details;
• Rivets & panels remade from ‘positive’ to ‘negative’.
Approximately 320 hours of work, from June 2017 to April 2018.
Pictures of real aircraft taken in Lai Khe (Vietnam) 1966 and found on-line.
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