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Airfix Cessna Bird Dog
lampie
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 - 09:00 PM UTC
This is the 1973 1:72 Airfix Cessna Bird Dog painted in the markings of 23rd Tactical Group,Bien Hoa,Vietnam.Built for the Viietnam Campiagn on Aeroscale.
Almost all the parts were badly moulded with sink marks everywhere, and its been filling and sanding from start to finish. Got there in the end though . Sprayed with Tamiya Acrylics and details painted with Humbrol and Xtracolour enamels.I added some seatbelts made of Tamiya masking tape,put apart from that its OOB.
A "fun" little build
So glad my next ones Tamiya!
Heres the pics,comments and advice for future builds welcome as allways.






Nige
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 03:32 AM UTC
Well you certainly made a nice job of that dog Nige

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Heres the pics,comments and advice for future builds welcome as allways.



Some advice................Build Tamiya next time :-)

Seriously Nige you have done a greay job, Are you going to enter this in the Aeroscale MOQ?

Mal
lampie
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 02:22 PM UTC

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Some advice................Build Tamiya next time

Seriously Nige you have done a greay job, Are you going to enter this in the Aeroscale MOQ?

Mal



My next build is another Tamiya P47!,,Ive made a start on the cockpit and started a thread on Aeroscale.
As for MOQ. Its not the best looking model Ive finished,but seeing as how its the only one Ive done this year I think I'll throw it into the ring.
Going to be a slow year for builds this year. Im off touring again on Monday until the 2nd week in May!!
As for making an armour modeller out of me Derek,,,,err,,,,nah!,,LOL
Nige
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 04:55 PM UTC
Looks good Nige.
The plane must weigh double the amount it should do now, with the amount of filler you had to put on it :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 09:02 PM UTC
Yeah it is a bit heavier than when I started,,LOL.
Its also probably 1:75 scale now :-)
Just got it finished in time,,next tour starts tomorrow!
The P47 will have to wait til May
Still,,Ive got the rest of today to get the cockpit together,,ahhh,,,,,Tamiya!!
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 03:38 AM UTC
these airfix kits are certainly a challenge! hopefully hornby will get things sorted out. but as you've done here, with a bit of work you can get a nice kit at the end of it all