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PostPosted: July 1st, 2017, 9:58 pm 
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I have some weird and wonderful Cessna O-2 kit - I'll attempt to build it but I have no usable windscreen or decals.

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Sounds intriguing. Any idea who the manufacturer is. And what scale?

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Hi Greg - I think it's a knock off of the Airfix 1/72 kit. Actually the parts don't look bad but the clear sprue is practically unusable.

I'll post some pictures later.

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So this is the kit I have - I love that spelling of Cessna!

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These are the sprues I have - I'm missing most of the gear so I'll have to do this one wheels up.

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And this is the windscreen - it's pretty bloody awful but I should be able to use it.

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I also have no decals for this kit, so I'm either going to have to cobble something together, or build a civil aircraft. I was thinking of buying something else, but have you seen the prices of Cessna kits on ebay!!! Most O-1 kits are pushing £20, and I've seen an O-2/Mig-21 Dogfight Double kit with a BIN price of £45-00!!!!

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Looks like a challenge. Not 100% sure but it looks like the Arii kit. I will have a look to see if I have spare decals to suit.

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Thanks Greg!

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Judging by that windscreen alone, I wouldn't be surprised if this is the old Airfix O-2, Stuart :roll: :ha: Those e-bay prices for the Bird Dog and the O-2/MiG-21 DD kits are bonkers IMHO but, of course, old collectables are worth what peeps are willing to pay for them. Not me for certain!

I wonder if the Sesna spelling is to sidestep trademark/copyright issues? If not then it's a hell of a blooper for a company producing model aircraft kits!!

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Judging by that windscreen alone, I wouldn't be surprised if this is the old Airfix O-2, Stuart :roll: :ha: Those e-bay prices for the Bird Dog and the O-2/MiG-21 DD kits are bonkers IMHO but, of course, old collectables are worth what peeps are willing to pay for them. Not me for certain!

I wonder if the Sesna spelling is to sidestep trademark/copyright issues? If not then it's a hell of a blooper for a company producing model aircraft kits!!


I was thinking it might be the Airfix kit Shaun - It feels like one. The screens borderline but should be ok - I'm certainly not paying £25+ to replace it!!!!

It's daft really, all Cessna kits seem to catch a high price, unless you want to build an A-37.

The spelling did make me laugh, BUT you might be right about the copyright.

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I have checked the sprues of the Airfix Arii and Eidai kits I have in the stash. The Arii and Eidai kits appear to be from the same molds. hope this helps.

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hi stuart it is the Arii kit ,you could do a what if with floats i think that would look cool unless the O-2 was used at all with floats ,greg might be able to inform you if that was ever the case.edit just found a red cessna 337 with floats on google images
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As far as I can find out no US military 02 was used on floats. I am however more than happy to be corrected if anyone knows different. There has been (as Craig has pointed out) conversions of civil 336/337s into floatplanes. And very fine they look too.

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Stuart,
I have the Airfix kit and since I am planning on doing mine in Rhodesian markings my US markings are surplus.

I am in the States but if you want them I can try and get them in the mail on Monday. Just PM me your snail mail.


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Wow that windscreen reminds me of some 1960s era hasagawa kits.


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Hi Gents,

Sorry for the lack of progress/updates - I haven't sat at the bench so to speak in over two weeks - and I'm on hols on Friday, so it might be a DNF from me, we'll have to see.

Philip - Thanks for the offer! To save you postage, lets see if I can get the darn thing together first (it's a sod of a fit) - If I can then yes, that'd be great!

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No worries Stuart. I for one know that real life can get in the way of the important stuff like bench time :-) I will consider your comments about the poor fit as a heads up for when I do mine,

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