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1/48 Italeri Osprey

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  • From: USA
1/48 Italeri Osprey
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:24 AM

Built this one for the VTOL group build.  Not a bad kit but had it's challenges.  I did her in the markings of the birds that fly overhead on a daily basis out of Miramar MCAS.  The Xtradecals were fantastic, super thin.  

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 17, 2021 9:11 AM

Wel done sir.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:40 PM

Looks great John.  I really want one of these.  I bet she takes up some shelf space! Great finish.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:32 PM

Thanks.  There's a new kit out from Hobby Boss that lets you fold up the wing but its super $$$.  This Italeri kit was pretty nice to build.  And YES she's a shelf hog

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Flight Line Media on Monday, October 18, 2021 5:51 AM
Beautiful models. Awesome work, John!

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Posted by gregbale on Monday, October 18, 2021 7:33 AM

That's a beauty, John! Beer

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:13 AM

Nice work!  Looks great!

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:15 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  A unique aircraft for sure - and loud!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Demolition on Sunday, November 7, 2021 6:29 PM

nice!

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:04 PM

Hey John!

Great job on the Osprey!  I've got that kit and will be starting it soon.  I have some resin detail parts and aftermarket decals.  Having done such an awesome job on yours, any pointers or areas in this kit that were especially challenging?  Any pointers are greatly appreciated!

Dave

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:46 PM
Thanks Dave and Demolition. 
Very difficult to remove the shadow of the seam on the bottom of the aircraft.  Also, there's a collar on the inside of the nacelle that glues on which holds onto the shaft coming off the wing.  While test fitting the starboard nacelle the collar came loose.  So it rattles around in the glued up nacelle for all eternity and I had to come up with a work around.  Add the antennas on the upper rear fuselage after decaling.  I cut the refueling probe to show it in its retracted position.  I also never glued the proprotors on as gravity keeps them their.  And kept the nacelles off until the very end as well - so I deviated a bit from the instructions.
Are you still doing the model building with your students?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by sprueman on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:19 PM
I work at the airport next to where these birds are put together, Love to watch them fly.

My wife thinks I procrastinate. I just put things off till she forgets.

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, February 7, 2022 1:46 PM

Remember seeing the VTOLs every time I landed at the Sunport. Only once got to see one begin to take off.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 7, 2022 4:21 PM

They fly over my house almost every day out of Miramar MCAS which is about 30 miles west of where I live.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, February 7, 2022 9:27 PM

Hi,

That looks very nice.

Back when I used to go into my office in Crystal City, VA Ospreys would sometimes fly over and you could really tell from the sound and vibrations that it wasn't just a helicopter passing over Surprise

Pat

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