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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:38 AM

Howdy folks,

 

Andrew Birnie reviews the O-2 Skymaster kit from Roden:

 

Roden 620: Cessna O-2A Skymaster

 

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Thanks, Andy!

 

Kev


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#2 Shawn M

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:55 PM

thanks!

having one in the stash and AOA's decals enroute Im excited to tackle this


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:11 PM

After seeing this build  http://www.militarym...?th=114101&p=3 I've amended the review regards the cockpit interior.

 

Maybe Harold could be persuaded to produce a cockpit set; seats with belts, and electrical equipment..? Perhaps spinners - one of the AOA decal options require them, as will the Caracal set if they include a Portuguese aircraft.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

BRILLIANT review.

Thank you.

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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:16 PM

Maybe Harold could be persuaded to produce ................ Perhaps spinners - one of the AOA decal options require them, as will the Caracal set if they include a Portuguese aircraft.

 

 

Id be all OVER a set of X2 spinners for the O-2, as the option I want is an O-2B that will not really require any big mods to the interior, but will require modification to the rear exterior of the aircraft for the speaker setup, as well as a set of spinners front and rear, which as Andy points out, the kit does not come with.

 

Harold, up for a set of X2 O-2 Spinners? 



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:34 PM

Well, now listed on Hannants for Future Release is

 

Cessna Type 337 Lynx Rhodesian War

 
Cessna O-2A Skymaster US Navy Service

 

Quick google, and the Rhodesian option should come with spinners...


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:44 AM

Nice find Andy! Quite timely as I just received the decal set from AOA. Really Nice decals......review forthcoming!


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:21 AM

Great news on the RhAF Lynx version.

 

Another promised after market addition, a nose ballast kit https://hlj.com/product/SAC32128



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

Nice, interesting on the new variants by Roden, doesn't look like they're even on their own website yet.

Quite timely as I just received the decal set from AKA.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

Nice, interesting on the new variants by Roden, doesn't look like they're even on their own website yet.


AKA (Also Known As) AOA

 

 

Damn...............didnt even notice that.  Sorry about that, stupid fat fingers!    Typing one thing while meaning something wholly different.   *CORRECTED*



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

Great news on the RhAF Lynx version.

 

Another promised after market addition, a nose ballast kit https://hlj.com/product/SAC32128

 

Must now be in stock as my order was shipped from Japan yesterday. 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 11:56 AM

Great news on the RhAF Lynx version.

 

Another promised after market addition, a nose ballast kit https://hlj.com/product/SAC32128

 

For once, SAC's copycat policy has been done smartly enough that buying this set might prove useful ...

 

Hubert


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

For once, SAC's copycat policy has been done smartly enough that buying this set might prove useful ...

 

Hubert

 

 

Agreed Hubert. However, Id still not be 100% confident about that MLG not bending. The nose gear and engine weight are a great addition, although I still might be inclined to think that Erics fix for the OOB landing gear still may be a better fix for the MLG bending issue. 

 

I think your right though, for roughly $20 USD, I think it might be worth it. 



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 12:52 PM

I was NOT thinking of using the LG, but just the engine and bulkhead, Brian ;) ...
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Posted 17 March 2018 - 05:03 AM

Sorry I’m late, this is a very interesting subject to me for sure. I may be (ok I know I am) kind of odd but I’d like to see all kinds of civil a/c in 32nd scale! And on floats!
Not meant as a slur on SAC’s product at all but I have doubts white metal will support this model if the plastic legs won’t. I’ve got a 1/32 Ju 88 Mistel with a main gear negative camber angle because the axles can’t support it.
Just a thought.





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