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Woo Hoo!! (Got the pictures posted - FINALLY!!)

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Woo Hoo!! (Got the pictures posted - FINALLY!!)
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:17 PM

I've got a GREAT wife!! As I have insisted that she handle all of the house-hold finances, she has just ok'd me ordering the new 1/32nd Kitty Hawk OV-10D Bronco! I'll be posting some pictures of it as soon as I receive it sometime this coming week. It's my opinion that the model companies DO pay attention to Finescale Modeler Magazine's poll for most-wanted kits, as that's one I've listed every year.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by artworks2 on Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:23 PM

Powerful even today. Lots of paint schemes. Enjoy yourself Devil Dawg..

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Sunday, February 8, 2015 3:16 PM

Has anyone heard of a good 1/48 version of that kit.  I have to old Testors offering, and it is pretty mediocre at best.  

John

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, February 8, 2015 4:56 PM

I did one by Hasegawa - not sure what scale though.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, February 8, 2015 8:56 PM

Testors is the only 1/48th scale version that I know of, and, you're right, wolfhammer - it definitely ain't the greatest kit in the hobby world.

Hasegawa's Bronco is 1/72nd, as is Academy's. Both are decent, but the canopy is hard to put together in that scale.

I can hardly wait to get my hands on the 1/32nd scale Bronco! I've got three other Kitty Hawk kits (all in 1/48th scale) - SEPECAT Jaguar T.2/T.4, Grumman F9F-9T/TF-9J Cougar, and the Lockheed F-35B JSF. Nope, haven't built any of them yet, but I am impressed with their detail.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Monday, February 9, 2015 11:54 AM

Devil Dawg, thanks for the response.  I guess one can hope that they will scale the 1/32 kit down and make a 1/48 out of it.

John

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, February 9, 2015 10:26 PM

Most definitely, wolf. I would love to be able to purchase a good 1/48th scale version of the OV-10 - hope Kitty Hawk or another manufacturer is reading this. I tried building the Testors version about 20 years ago, and was not impressed at all with it. I wound up just tossing it in the trash. The wings and fuselage were just way too warped to get it right.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, February 15, 2015 9:38 PM

Saw the kit  started, the builder says it's an AMAZING kit. It really doesn't  look complicated to build, the instructions are well laid out and yes it has if i remember 5 different color schemes printed in color and most if not all are Marine birds. Have fun Devil Dawg.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:51 PM

Thanks, armornut. I received the kit last Thursday, but have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post pictures yet. Hope to get to that soon.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:54 PM

Ok, folks Finally took the pictures, and they're posted below........

The box is fairly large. Very nice art work on it. It's about 16"x10"x4". 

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Lots of parts. All are very well-detailed, with finely-scribed recessed panel lines, and rivets, too. There is even a photo-etch fret in there with seat belts on it, and a lead nose weight (it's in the small bubble wrap next to the upper right of the brown box for the canopy). Impressed that the nose weight was considered. The instruction booklet is exceptional! Probably the best instruction booklet I've seen. It has color drawings for the five different paint schemes, which is much better than the gray scale painting guides that I'm used to seeing. It even has a few color photos of the engine mounts.

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A very nice touch - a separate box to protect the clear parts. They're also bagged in clear plastic, although I've removed the clear parts from said bag for the photo....

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A few sample photos of the parts. I've kept them in the sealed bags until it's time for it's turn on the bench. The cockpit looks very well apportioned, with a lot of detail. It should be, seeing as how this is 1/32nd scale....

All in all, I'm very impressed with this kit. I'm very glad that we have a well-engineered OV-10 kit on the market finally. Not sure when this one will make it to the bench, but I'm thinking of posting an in-depth build when it happens.

Gary

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:26 PM

Ohhhhh I want one

-Josiah

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Monday, February 23, 2015 2:04 PM

Funny and unverified story about the OV-10.  It happened one day that a jet squadron commander was complaining about these antiquated prop jobs still in the inventory taking the space of proper pointy noised jets.  An OV-10 pilot heard him and asked him why.  The Jet jockey said that with the shoulder mount SAMs out there, a prop was too slow to survive over a battlefield.  The OV-10 pilot offered a challenge.  He said that if the jet jockey could get a lock with a Stinger, he was free to fire.  So the jet jockey set up on a low hill and waited, scanning the skies for the OV-10.  When it arrived, it was inverted, about 10-20 feet off of the ground and terrain following over the hill so the jet guy had to duck and by the time he got back up, the OV-10 was gone from sight.  He never had a whimper on the Stinger to indicate it had ever seen the OV-10.  

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Monday, February 23, 2015 11:00 PM

That's a pretty darned good story. Hope it's true.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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