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OV-10A Bronco Cal Fire build

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OV-10A Bronco Cal Fire build
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:01 AM

I did a huge conversion on the S2T CalFire and now I'm doing the OV-10A Command bird.

Sticking with the 1/72 scale I  was a little dissapointed that the only decals are for the older livery but, hey - no worries.

So converting the military version to the Cal Fire requires carving off the ordanace capabilities.  Minor modification compared to the S2T.  Anyhow, under construction.

Cutting off the War stuff

Getting the bird togehter

 

 

 

Thanks,

John

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:37 AM

Oooo! Neat! Watching. Big Smile

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:37 PM

Got my hot chocolate in hand for the rest of the build. Lookin' great to date!

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:29 AM

Hi,

I'm looking forward to seeing more of this build.  I really enjoy seeing planes and such in less common markings, and firefighting markings look especially interesting.

Pat

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:41 AM

Very cool build. And at a time when it is most needed.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:10 PM

Keavdog, which OV-10 kit? I was going to do the same build with the Testors 1/48 OV-10 but I sold the kit with the Cal Fire decals. I'd like to do it in 1/72 scale, well, because that the size I have room for.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime, but everything is in the one true scale...

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:56 PM

Fotofrank,

The kit is the Academy OV-10. Revell Germany just issued a reboxing.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:07 PM

Forgot to add, that I'm looking forward to this. Can't wait to see it done.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:26 PM

lewbud

Fotofrank,

The kit is the Academy OV-10. Revell Germany just issued a reboxing.

 

Thanks. So it is a nice kit.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime, but everything is in the one true scale...

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:26 PM

Yes, this is the academy kit.  Minor fit issues.  The plastic is very soft and easy to sand.  Decals are from Draw.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:00 AM

Working through some filling and sanding.  Getting there.  A bit concerned about the multipart canopy...

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:22 AM

Put the gloss white down a bit heavy.  And then the red - I hate red/white... worst combo to paint unless you add some yellow.  Anyhow - had some good masking and some bad.  Wing tips are solid.  Vertical stabilizers have bleed and I masked the top at the wrong angle.  Yay, something to fix :/   anyhow - fix this then it's gear, decals and canopy so making progress

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, January 4, 2020 4:51 AM
Looks good

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 11:44 AM

Yes

John

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:49 PM

Bit of clean up and sprayed the gloss black.  Getting close to decals now

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:23 AM

It's going to be a pretty one.  I have a picture on my phone that a friend texted me of a row of them, just showing the tails over at McClellan.  Can't figure out how to send it to my computer.

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:18 AM

jeaton01

It's going to be a pretty one.  I have a picture on my phone that a friend texted me of a row of them, just showing the tails over at McClellan.  Can't figure out how to send it to my computer.

 

John easiest way is to email it to yourself

 

John the Bronco is looking awesome.

 

John

 

Wow that's a lot of JohnsStick out tongue

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:02 PM

Tried to do that last night, no joy.  Used a different email app today, worked. 

John

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:44 PM

Cool pic john.  I grew up about a mile from mclellan afb, my dad's last duty before returning.  

The only decals available are for the older scheme.  Same paint job but the newer scheme has the cool font.

Thanks,

John

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    October 2019
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 13, 2020 7:34 AM

Hello;

 Now this is what I like to see.There's nothing better than a re-purposed Warbird that is a useful and versatile aircraft. Good job there,Young Man!

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 19, 2020 4:15 AM

I have a couple canopy issues I'm working through.  Got the gear on and started a bit of decaling

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 19, 2020 4:17 AM
Don't you ever sleep?

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:11 AM

My mom always said you can sleep when you're dead.  Lol

Thanks,

John

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:51 AM

Looking good John.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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