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JWM

Douglas O2MC2 (O38B), China '37 (?), Ardpol 1/72

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Hi,

Douglas O2M (or O38) is one of long series of early Douglas light bomber and observation airplanes. O2MC was produced in some variants - O2MC, O2MC2,..., O2MC6 and O2MC10. Main difference was in different engines. The variant O2MC2 is identical wih US Army variant O38B. O2MC's were export versions to China (and also produced there). This is  a machine from a times of Potez XXV, Breguet 19, Polikarpov R5 or Hawker Hart and based on similar basic concepts. 

Model is a resin kit by Arpol (72045 Douglas O38A/B), almost OOB (what I did extra? - for example I made a rotable prop, what I do always in kits, even with resin engines). The original kit contains only US decals, so I used scheme from this profile (the middle one):

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BTW - if anybody can translate what is wiritten in Chineese about this machine on this chart, please. It will be appreciated very much :) 

Here she is:

 

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The Ardpol kit has very detailed inside, nice surface and perfect quality of parts. The weakest part is instruction which does not show for example the exact positions of bomb racks nor how exactly the small details provided in kit should be arranged in cockpit. 

Decals (Chineese national insignia) I took from a Blue Rider I16 set, numbers from drawer.

This is my first finished in 2017 and first finished since end of August. I started it in July, but then in Autumn was too busy with other things to finished. I came back to it after Christmas. The Autumn break in modelling was also perhaps due to making Me 321 and Me 323 in summer holidays. Apparently I needed some break afterward...). 

 

 

And whole mine China '37-39 shelf (Polikarpov I153, Vultee V11, Dewoitine D 501, Northrop Gamma 2e and Douglas O2MC2)

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Thank you for watching

Comments welcome

Best regards and all the best in whole new 2017 for all!

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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Great job!!!

Nice collection too.

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That`s different.  Looks great as does your Chinese collection

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Fantastic job. And I really like the collection you've got. :clap2:

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Nice i LIKE!

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Very nice. Don't think I've seen a model of one of these before. Always good to see something a bit different.

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Looks great with this neat rigging job

Nice collection !.

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Very nice. I like the FAB machines in your cabinet..... teasing the eye ;)

 

Martin

 

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A very nice rendition of an interesting aircraft.  Looks like a really nice collection of Chinese and Spanish Republican aircraft.

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Very well done, Brother... Not only rigging (chapeau bas!), but whole idea. A rare bird, a kit (of marvellous quality) from almost unknown manufacturer and this realistic weathering.

Keep on truckin' :)

Cheers

Michael

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Many thank Gentelmen for comments! Since mid-2014 I posted already all my Chineese and almost all my Spanish birds as separate threads in BM/RFI. It is not very difficult to find them, if someone would like to have a closer look at them :). What is seen here from Spanish Civil War is a piece of a single shelf - the French airplanes, and for example Bloch 210 is out of photo. Above it there are two other shelvs of Republicans and two other of Nacionalists...Both not very crowded but I do hope to add some stuff there this year.

Thank you for noticing riging. It is rather dense indeed. However, it was not that much difficult due to use of EZ wire as it might be with other technique. Anyway it took me whole day to make it.

I am doing now another Ardpol biplane....It is just right now  time for rigging again!

Cheers

Jerzy-Wojtek

  

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40 minutes ago, JWM said:

Many thank Gentelmen for comments! Since mid-2014 I posted already all my Chineese and almost all my Spanish birds as separate threads in BM/RFI. It is not very difficult to find them, if someone would like to have a closer look at them :). What is seen here from Spanish Civil War is a piece of a single shelf - the French airplanes, and for example Bloch 210 is out of photo. Above it there are two other shelvs of Republicans and two other of Nacionalists...Both not very crowded but I do hope to add some stuff there this year.

Thank you for noticing riging. It is rather dense indeed. However, it was not that much difficult due to use of EZ wire as it might be with other technique. Anyway it took me whole day to make it.

I am doing now another Ardpol biplane....It is just right now  time for rigging again!

Cheers

Jerzy-Wojtek

  

Happy modelling with your comung and already running projects !:pilot:

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Bernd, many thanks :) And have nice modelling time also!

J-W

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Another beauty there Jerzy and I love the cabinet contents too,.......I always learn something new from your posts!

Cheers

           Tony

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Old Man and Tonyot - many thank Gents. I admire your works here on RFI, so I appreciete your comments very much :).

Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

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Great job! ......and very nice collection too. Well done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Mny thanks, Stix. Many thanks to all spectators also, especially many thanks for likes.

My collegue has an application on cell phone, which translates from Chinees to English (from photo!) The technique is really impresive!  So the description below profile scheme of O2MC2 on my first post is something like "Airplane belonging to of Republic of China from 19 to 25 year of Republic" Since RoCh was established in 1911 this suggests, that airplane is from 1930-1936....

Best regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

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I always enjoy your posts Jerzy-Wojtek, they're always well-made models of unusual subjects. Thanks for sharing.

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Beard, many thanks :)

I hope to post very soon next one - I am close to finish second Douglas O38, this time late variant O38E in a WWII anti-submarine patrol (!) painting scheme...

Cheers

J-W

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