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I waited for the Roden 1/32 O-1 Bird Dog with much anticipation. When it finally arrived, I wasn't disappointed: a simple, no-nonsense, accurate, well-moulded kit albeit a little scarce in interior details. This latter point didn't bother me a bit because I like to detail cockpits and interiors. IMO the one thing the kit lacks is an M-16/ AR-15 assault rifle which is closely associated with the Bird Dog and the FAC missions it was renowned for in the Vietnam conflict. The O-1 is a little bare without it. The problem is that M-16's can be easily found in armor modelling in 1/35 but none in 1/32. So what to do? Build one from scratch. This is how I did it. The reference is a profile view taken from the internet et reduced to 1/32 scale. The material: plasticard and brass wire. The pictures say it all. In situ Hope you like it. Cheers, Quang
The previously released 1/48 and 1/72 O-1 sheet has been expanded (3 new VNAF schemes), corrected, improved now for the new 1/32 Roden kit. This time they'll be printed by Cartograf. 32-019 covers US Army and USAF (includes both blue and black USAF markings) 32-020 covers mainly VNAF with a few more US Army plus USMC $18 each (free shipping in US) Now available www.AOAdecals.com (Click images for larger views) 32-019: 32-020: