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#106 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:34 PM

Thanks, Brian. After spending so long putting the book together, you'd think I'd remember the details!

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:35 PM

Looks like a very similar if not exact same plan may be applied to the O-2 as well.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:36 PM

"I felt that the tail wheel assembly was
going to be a major weak spot in the
kit. The leaf spring is very thin and
will break very easily.
Using a very thin bit I drilled a hole
right through the length of the plastic
part."
 
"And inserted brass tubing through it.
I have much more confidence in
moving the model around now."

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:52 PM


That "how to" book sounds like a plan

Tony
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:02 PM

That "how to" book sounds like a plan

Tony

 

Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale

 

Bird-Dog-Cover.jpg?fit=768%2C1004&ssl=1

 

:thumbsup:

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:24 PM

That "how to" book sounds like a plan

Tony


If you want to build the O-1, ibthink it will be invaluable.

There some seriously nice walkaround pics in it too
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:26 AM

Would the metal undercarriage from Scale Aircraft Conversions  resolve that worry for the bird dog undercarriage? Im sure that they will do the same soon for the O-2

Would not know for sure ............but the problem is to take out the old gear....I was told about the pin thingy on the wheels ....mighty be the best option for now..........

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:04 PM

O-2 in stock at Megahobby.

https://www.megahobb...1-32-roden.html

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:38 PM

Eric reinforced the landing gear on his Birddog with metal wire, though I can't remember what type.

 

Kev

 

I was thinking stiff wire bent and shaped to resemble hydraulic braking lines would work, seriously thinking on the Birddog Roden kit too now and the how to book ... it never ends, LOL, this hobby is so addictive :)

As regards this new Roden 0-2 Skymaster, mine is on its way from Ukraine and should be here for Christmas will wait and see once I get mine ... maybe Roden will have considered the undercarriage issue and it might not be as bad as we think? Someone here mentioned all clear fuselage parts might be best and then masked than those stepped canopy glazing options I've seen before, kinda agree ... but my experience with large clear plastic fuselage parts has not been good, very brittle, harder to clean up and just not nice to work with in larger parts ETC.

For sure, looks like this kit will need some AM and perhaps better decal options for sure, so perhaps not such an OOB quick build as I'd hoped ... awesome subject though, quite excited about it really.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:34 PM

imodeler has a very bad kit review from one example. Very disappointing indeed. Nothing lines up, warped badly, terrible decals with mis-spellings, cracked and non clear glass. I was looking forward to this kit. Going to wait on more reviews before I jump.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

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imodeler has a very bad kit review from one example. Very disappointing indeed. Nothing lines up, warped badly, terrible decals with mis-spellings, cracked and non clear glass. I was looking forward to this kit. Going to wait on more reviews before I jump.

Ouch, hope mine has none of those problems but will report back how it is once I receive mine ... I really should wait before buying ... hoping for best still, though.

Thanks for feedback ... have you got a link for imodeler, not sure what that is? website/magazine?



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

http://imodeler.com/...roden-02-oh-no/
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:29 PM

Wow.  That's sad.  


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:01 PM

Uuuuuuch!    Damn. Im tired of ill fitting kits TBH. *SIGH*      

 

I will build this one too, hoping my copy is not as warped and/or cracked at that!!      Does anyone actually have the kit in hand to check if their kit is warped and or cracked clear parts too?



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

To be fair though, this appears to be more of a production quality control issue than a kit design issue.  Perhaps they'll see the light.


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