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Yes, will probably post tomorrow. I've been redoing the previous smaller scale release and I've added three more VNAF. Will be two parts in 1/32, one with VNAF and US Army, another covering USAF and more US Army. Will throw in a USMC one in one of them once I finish the layout. No, it will NOT have that tongue hanging out dog mouth.

 

 

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Yes, will probably post tomorrow. I've been redoing the previous smaller scale release and I've added three more VNAF. Will be two parts in 1/32, one with VNAF and US Army, another covering USAF and more US Army. Will throw in a USMC one in one of them once I finish the layout. No, it will NOT have that tongue hanging out dog mouth.

Wot, no Canadian, Austrian, Chilean, French, ...? :)

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Anyone have any hints on AM decals for the O-1?

 

Should be available next month:

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=65829

 

 

Wot, no Canadian, Austrian, Chilean, French, ...? :)

I imagine someone else will. If Roden does a second boxing with the other prop I may do another release since there's more possible schemes I couldn't do (any maybe some Thai and Lao ones too)

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Hopefully someone will do the other prop. I had planned on doing a Raven's Build.

I'll be willing to bet we'll soon see the A/M guys all over this neat little airplane .Props. landing gear ,interiors . Lots of great things with the new decals from AOA leading off 

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I'll be willing to bet we'll soon see the A/M guys all over this neat little airplane .Props. landing gear ,interiors . Lots of great things with the new decals from AOA leading off

 

Why always rely on the AM guys? Looking at the pics of the real a/c, super-detailing the interior should be within the capabilities of the average modeller. Try it, you'd be amazed!

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Why always rely on the AM guys? Looking at the pics of the real a/c, super-detailing the interior should be within the capabilities of the average modeller. Try it, you'd be amazed!

Thanks, I plan to .  AM stuff is for dressing her a little bit , the kit itself looks very,very nice 

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Looks quite nice (hopefully the overall size and shape is good).

 

Given the moulding techniques used for these types of short run injection moulded kits, it is to be expected that many of the parts will be simplified by necessity and the kit will probably not be a straight forward build.

 

However, this kit looks to be pretty comprehensive and I am delighted to see it kitted in 1/32 scale.

 

Derek

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Really looking forward to the Skymaster! I was planning to build this one since quite some time already - won't have to do it from scratch now! :)

 

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 wow, a "push only" push-pull!    I wonder if they souped up that single engine any to compensate 

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Got mine today (2 kits) from Sprue Brothers.  I'll let the "pro" reviewers do their thing but I can say that I am a bit disappointed.  I started to assemble the engine and discovered that all the characteristics that Roden has had in the past on the WW1 kits are unfortunately present on this kit.  Locator holes and pegs that are not the same size; soft, cheese-like consistency of the plastic; some incomplete mold fills (air intake) and some mold slippage (prop shaft and some engine bits); decals that look like the yellow will be translucent and instruction diagrams that hint at where parts are to go rather than clearly indicating locations/angles.

 

Oddly enough on one of kits the bag containing the sprues had been opened and there were a couple of loose clear parts in the box.  The box was factory sealed when I received it so maybe there was a quality issue corrected at the last moment?  I did not discover anything missing.

 

All in all, the kit is pretty standard Roden (for better or worse) and will be a challenge to bring to a satisfactory completion IMHO.  I am going to try to finish these but will wait for the AOA decals before committing any more effort.

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Ron

Thank you for the info.

I sure was hoping for a better kit but it's the only game in town :fight:

Peter

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