My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

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stephen8718
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My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

Postby stephen8718 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi guys just finished this off for the Group build over on the IPMS IRELAND forum.
First of all its a nice kit in a way but a bit soft in some details. the canopy is an absolute nightmare as the 4 parts are really bad fitting and were warped. it is a Big Tail sitter with not much area for weights and i even put a big weight just behind the cockpit it did not help. The landing gear is very gangly and over complicated and lastly one wing edge is longer than the other resulting in this huge gap, the white bit is all plasticard about 8-9mm thick.

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Thanks for looking.

BKirwan
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Re: My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

Postby BKirwan » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:24 pm

Cool model of a cool plane Stephen . How was the Roden kit to build?

stephen8718
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Re: My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

Postby stephen8718 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Hi Brian apart from a few small problems it was a nice kit to build, you just have to take your time with it. i would like to build the Israeli one next if i get one

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Re: My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

Postby jaydee » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 pm

Weird looking yoke alright, nicely done though. :o)b

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Vinny
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Re: My 1/48th Roden OV-1A Mohawk

Postby Vinny » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:04 am

That's one ugly bird but you did a beautiful job on her Stephen. Very unusual aircraft which makes it a good choice for a modelling subject. These Roden kits can be a bit hit and miss, and the issues of soft details and ill-fitting parts is a common complaint with their kits. I have a few of their models in the stash because they do produce some rare birds. Their quality is definitely improving (as their pricing also increases) though and, as you've shown, with a bit of effort the result can be great!

Thanks for posting!
Vinny [smilie=thumb.gif]


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