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Here's my 1/48 MV-22 Osprey, Italeri is the only one in this scale but I always thought with a little work it could be made into an operational aircraft. I found some photos of USMC aircraft in theatre that were very dirty and that was what made me put it on the workbench.

 

A little work here and there became a lot more. I reshaped the hump on the wing center, dropped flaps, moved the rudders, improved the cockpit, added seat belts, built bulkheads, life raft, chaff/flare dispensers, hand holds, opened the side door, and remade the windscreen wipers to name a few.

 

Xtradecals make a couple of decal sheets that were essential, tons of stenciling, vents and things with some nice schemes.

 

I was starting to make the rear door gun mount but think I'll get the Black Dog CV-22 set which includes it and also some nice dropped flaps that I'll replace my crudely cut ones with.

 

I can't believe it will be long before a new 1/48 Osprey comes out and wanted to relieve my stash of this big box before that time comes.

 

I had a lot of issues that didn't quite go right so it's one of my models that 'looks better at a distance'.  I'm glad I did it and it looks great next to my F-18F and AV-8B on the shelf.

 

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Very nice, you've made a great job this.

 

AW

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Very Nice rendition of today’s version! I’m more than agree with you, we should have today an actual good 48’ scale replica of this extraordinary machine! The paint job, weathering & everything else is gorgeous! I have also this kit on my stash. I might buy a second one for a diorama with a « all folded » configuration...🤔

 

congrats again!

 

Frank

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Nice job - your hard work captures the feel of this strange futuristic looking beastie - the vehicle is a nice touch too

CJP

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Thanks everyone. Here's one of the reference photos I found that showed the fluid stains running down the fuselage. The engine nacelles also got pretty messy on some aircraft.

 

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what a great model of the Osprey!

 

I always discarded the Italeri kit for being not very decent..

might have been an error!

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Looks great and realistic! Beauty! :yes:

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Really great build of this notoriously bad kit! I have it in my stash, but despite being one of my favourite air frames I'm unlikely ever to build it. 

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Looks just great - you really captured the look of this airplane.

 

Cheers,

Michael

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Very nicely done, weathering looks spot on

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just come across this. Well done for finishing it to such a high standard

 

Andy

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