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Encore Models 1/48 A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly help.

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fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Encore Models 1/48 A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly help.
Posted by fox on Sunday, January 9, 2022 4:27 PM

Hi everyone! I started this build last week for a friend of my brother who flew them in Nam. As usual, I started with the pit and other odds and ends. When I got to the loadouts, I decided to do the one for the final mission which consisted of 8 items. After gluing the 8 together, I went to the sprue with the mounts. There was supposed to be 16 for 8X2 but there were none on the sprue. Sent e-mail to get some, offering to pay for them, and have not heard back yet. Is there any chance that someone out there has some of them in their stash that you don't need? The build is going slow but steady. Lots to do before I am ready for them but just thought I'd give a shout out with fingers crossed. Sending a pic of one of the pieces and the mounts from the instruction sheet.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vU41DwNBpMvCz41S6

 

Thanks.

Jim Captain

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Posted by richs26 on Sunday, January 9, 2022 10:02 PM

Encore Models was a part of Squadron so it has been defunct for 3 years.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by GreenStyrene48 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:17 PM

The plastic is Monogram. Should be plenty of those spares around. 

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:58 AM

richs26

Encore Models was a part of Squadron so it has been defunct for 3 years.

Squadron 4.0 is being reborn.    The assets of the company have been bought from Chris Decker (Squadron 3.0) and a new website is being stood up.   Brandon Lowe, formerly of Freetime Hobby is the new owner.  Brandon says that he owns the Encore brand and that more items may be coming from Encore or (new) Squadron Models brands.
 
For now, as noted, the OPs best bet may be to go to the secondary market for the Monogram
fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:49 PM

Thanks for the info guys! I will give them a try.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:07 AM

I have seen kits lately from Encore Models.  I do not know the relationship between this company and the one that worked with squadron, but it may be worth contacting them.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, January 14, 2022 3:08 PM

Thanks for the info Don. I'm giving them a try. Haven't heard anything yet.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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