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Vintage Revell 1/72 OV-10A Bronco
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Another nostalgia build of a vintage Revell kit from the 60s; the 72nd scale OV-10A Bronco:

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Standard build. Parts are dark green molded in a hard and somewhat brittle plastic. No options for a retracted gear as the doors are molded in the open position. The canopy comes in three sections and doesn't totally align correctly. You've got to fiddle with it a bit to get it to look right. Some interior detailing is there - pilots, ejection seats, decking.

I wanted to replicate the scheme on the box (which is the one I built 40 years ago). Painted using a gloss white from a spray can and a Tamiya dark green using a simple crafter's airbrush. Kit decals were okay and went on without a hitch. I added more external ordinance from my Hasegawa bombs set as the supplied ordinance is rather limited; centerline fuel tank, four bombs, and two Sidewinders.

There are definitely newer and better kits out there that are easier to build, but that would have defeated the purpose of a "nostalgia" build. I'm glad to reintroduce this one back onto my "nostalgia" shelf.

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That's turned out really well.

What did you use for the antenna wire?

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dwomby wrote:
That's turned out really well.

What did you use for the antenna wire?

David


EZ Line.

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Thats a very busy finish from an oldie - well done!

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I think you've done well with that Revell classic, PMM. Excellent work 8-)

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Thanks everyone. The model is on the "nostalgia" shelf with my two Monogram A-1E, multi-seat Skyraiders.

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Brilliant build, love it :wanw Old kits are meant to be built :pilot:

Got this for Chrissy 1973, need another one now, again, great work and thanks for the memories :beer:

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The scheme is an interesting one and makes for nice model.

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Thats a beauty pmm. Great finish.

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You have made a great job of that old classic, I've a B model tucked away. The plastic is very brittle as you say.


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That's a really nice build and scheme you did, Allan. I'm quite taken by it. 8-)

I wonder if there are aftermarket decals in the CalFire OV-10 scheme? That's a pretty sharp look too. ;-)


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Nicely done pmmaker!
Its easy to see why these things are still to this day being used in the heat of battle!

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Beautifully done model. I have the Revell OV-10B, which is the same kit with German decals. I think most of us older modelers really enjoy building these "vintage" kits. There's just something more enjoyable about them that beats sawing resin parts and dealing with vac canopies. I just started a Matchbox Westland Lysander and an ancient Lindberg Henschel 129....oh those old kits are worth their weight in gold....not really, but close to it.

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