O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

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    O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  AdriaN on Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:12 pm

    After a bit of a 4 year break (5 since I last I worked on a cockpit or glue wings together) & not touching a model since my last in 2011, I am finally back in the game again!  Basketball  Cool

    I decided to start with something small and easy... so I chose this Airfix bird dog which belonged to the late George Curmi.




    Decided to go for green zinc chromate for contrast, since the darker green used normally on the inside would be too dull on an already dark green overall camo. Also not much effort has been put into the cockpit since it is very small and will be covered up by the main wing.




    Elevators and rudder cut out and will be pointed downwards/sideways to give it a more realistic and less stiff look.




    Lots of filling and sanding on the wings! and a lot of ejector pin marks!




    Elevators and rudder super-glued in "a natural" position. Broken back wheel glued on, broken off, and re glued again






    Struts glued into fuselage and wheel struts glued on too. Top wing dry fitted.




    Looking more like a plane finally!





    A fine line of masking tape round the entire wing in preperation for the grey top part of the wing.
    Used a mix of light ghost gray and white & post shading.



    The anti glare patch and top part of wing masked and sprayed.



    Results:





    Post shading was achieved by first spray on the base colour of model master olive green, then adding some white and shading inside the panels. i then went over the panel lines again with the base colour.
    Pretty happy with the results. maybe its over done? It was very tricky to spray because of the tiny panels and tiny gaps betwen each panel. also very hard to hold the airbrush straight!!













    After a "few" coatings of Klear, the model was decalled





    Panel washing was done by using water colours.





    Base was bought at a home DIY store and covered with some fake turf.











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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:10 pm

    Nice work, you haven't lost your touch, well done.

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:30 pm

    Wow ..love it ... cheers

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  David on Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:06 pm

    Very nice but are you sure of the wing markings?

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:39 pm

    David wrote:Very nice but are you sure of the wing markings?

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    I think they should be both David...


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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  AdriaN on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:14 pm

    David wrote:Very nice but are you sure of the wing markings?

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    What is wrong with the markings david? the grey?

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  AdriaN on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:50 pm

    Very quick "ten minute seat belts" made from masking tape. The seats will barely show from the outside.



    One scratch built engine exhaust



    Rockets and landing light in place



    Antenna's made from nylon thread. Very fragile and delicate to execute.





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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:13 pm

    Nice Adrian good to see you building again

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  David on Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:47 am

    Normally US wing markings are on top left only.


    From Marco's plans they seem to have been on both wings.

    very unusual to have it only on top right.

    Otherwise nice work

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:17 pm

    cheers THE FINISHED MODEL cheers


















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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  Gordon on Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:25 pm

    welldone adrian

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:30 pm

    Lovely work Adrian, really nice, now don't stop there, work on another one!

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  AdriaN on Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:45 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Lovely work Adrian, really nice, now don't stop there, work on another one!


    dont worry i already am working on 2 Laughing

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  David on Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:27 pm

    Prosit nice finish

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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:01 am

    Well done Adrian
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    Re: O-1 Bird Dog (FINISHED)

    Post  bcauchi on Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:06 pm

    That's the spirit, so what's next?

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