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Roden 1/48 OV-1C Mohawk

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Roden 1/48 OV-1C Mohawk
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, July 31, 2020 3:17 PM

 

 For my next build I will be building the Roden 1/48 OV-1C Mohawk.  I will be detailing it with Eduard photo etch  for the cockpit, exterior, and undercarriage as well as Quick Boost resin accessories like the exhaust, accurate propellers, and accurate scoops. This is one of the unique aircraft that you rarely see them built in scale models. Roden makes three versions in 1/48 the A, the C, and the D. I chose the C as it was the more widely used version during the Viet Nam war.
 The Mohawk's mission includes observation, artillery spotting, air control, emergency resupply, naval target spotting, liaison, and radiological monitoring. Built by Grumman in 1959, it was used for monitoring the DMZ in Korea then used during the Viet Nam war. It remained operational even during Desert Storm and until it was retired in 1996.
Starting with the cockpit, I built up and detailed the seats with over 20 pieces of photo etch.  The cockpit tub was then assembled and detailed and finally the instrument panel was detailed. The nose gear bay has photo etch details except where the wheel sits so I dug through my extra photo etch bin and located a panel that resembled the reference photo and installed it. I need to do a little more work on the nose gear and bay and look for areas to add some weight so it sits on the gear correctly once built.
You can more photos and details in my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-ov-1c-mohawk/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:37 PM

Awesome detail!  I want this one too.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 31, 2020 4:40 PM

I love the weird ones!  I have the JOV-1, so will be watching with interest!

BTW, Caracal Decals is working on an OV-1 sheet, in case the kit decals come up short.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:27 PM

Wow fantastic.   I've only built one roden kit and I liked it

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    June 2013
Posted by bvallot on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:50 PM

Very, very sexy start on that cockpit. You're doing it justice. 

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by Wolfman_63 on Friday, August 7, 2020 6:07 AM

 

The build continues on the OV-1C Mohawk. The first thing I did was to detail the nose gear bay with more photo etch so I could install the cockpit/nose gear assembly into the fuselage. Once done, I was able to assemble the fuselage together. The instructions call out to add 19 grams of weight to the nose so the model will sit on the gear rather than its tail. I actually added about 22 grams. Only 15 grams fit in the nose so I added the rest on the sides of the nose gear bay between the bay and fuselage wall.  I then began work on the wings. The first step was to cut out the entire main gear bays as these were completely replaced with photo etch parts. The bays were then primed with white primer. The main struts were then detailed with photo etch details.
The engine exhaust area was detailed with photo etch and the kit exhaust was replaced with the upgraded resin version. The resin version is a seamless casting and shaped a little better than the kit version. The exhaust was painted then weathered with pastel chalk. The wing halves were then put together and finally the main gear was installed onto the wings. Next up is the tails and fuselage detailing.
You can see all the photos and details from the start in my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-ov-1c-mohawk/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:22 PM

What P.E. set are you using. I have the C also but can only find sets for A,B,D kits

Also my kit was missing the IP that is specific to the C

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 5:47 AM

tempestjohnny

What P.E. set are you using. I have the C also but can only find sets for A,B,D kits

Also my kit was missing the IP that is specific to the C

 

The OV-1D is the same IP as the C. The photo etch "D" IP matches the kit "C" IP exactly.

I am using Eduard photo etch sets

48536 - Exterior details

49295 - Interior details

and 48479 - Undercarriage details.

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:13 AM

Wolfman_63

 

 
tempestjohnny

What P.E. set are you using. I have the C also but can only find sets for A,B,D kits

Also my kit was missing the IP that is specific to the C

 

 

 

The OV-1D is the same IP as the C. The photo etch "D" IP matches the kit "C" IP exactly.

I am using Eduard photo etch sets

48536 - Exterior details

49295 - Interior details

and 48479 - Undercarriage details.

 

thanks

 

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