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Reini78

Bundesheer...1/48 Cessna L-19A Bird Dog Austrian Airforce

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#4/2019

Well, my dad did the best he could but sadly the model didn´t turn out as wished.
He used the new Roden kit, which is a typical one, mediocre fit, engineering and molding quality, the clear parts could be clearer too.
The selfmade style decals from Brent-Air-Decals weren´t convincing too, couldn´t prevent them from silvering.
Used a selfmixed paint for RAL7013 brown-grey. The kit inclides metal wire/rods for the antennas but my dad used plastic rods. Masking tape used for the seatbelts. Shapeways 3D printed spine antenna.

The Austrian airforce bought 7 L-19E in 1958 and a further batch with 22 L-19A in 1959. The last Bird Dogs were decommissioned in 1997.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235047254-bundesheer148-cessna-l-19a-bird-dog-austrian-airforce/

 

 

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Looks quite amazing from this perspective despite any shortcomings!

Edited by John D.C. Masters

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I would say you won that battle. Looks very good 👍. Pity about the glass not being clear as it is a big part of the kit and something the builder can't fix. Still you have done the usual fantastic job of it. 

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Nice looking Bird Dog, Reini, despite the decals and transparencies. 

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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On 2/10/2019 at 6:19 PM, John D.C. Masters said:

Looks quite amazing from this perspective despite any shortcomings!

 

On 2/10/2019 at 6:33 PM, Greg Law said:

I would say you won that battle. Looks very good 👍. Pity about the glass not being clear as it is a big part of the kit and something the builder can't fix. Still you have done the usual fantastic job of it. 

 

On 2/11/2019 at 12:02 AM, stevej60 said:

Still turned out a great looking build Rieni,superb!

 

On 2/11/2019 at 4:13 AM, Wlad said:

Nice looking Bird Dog, Reini, despite the decals and transparencies. 

 

Cheers,

Wlad

 

On 2/11/2019 at 6:34 AM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Great work on your Cessna :thumbsup:

 

On 2/11/2019 at 7:45 AM, zigster said:

Reinhard! Cessna looks mighty good!

 

Thank you for your kind words!

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Very nice job on this kit.  (As an aside, I know some Bird dog pilots who credit the plane for its toughness, fuel capacity and great flying characteristics. One pilot informs me that he landed safely after a significant section of his wing was shot off over Korea).

 

CUrious—How would you compare it to the Model USA kit? 

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On 2/12/2019 at 2:25 PM, 28ZComeback said:

Very nice job on this kit.  (As an aside, I know some Bird dog pilots who credit the plane for its toughness, fuel capacity and great flying characteristics. One pilot informs me that he landed safely after a significant section of his wing was shot off over Korea).

 

CUrious—How would you compare it to the Model USA kit? 

thanks!

Can´t really say much. Besides the Roden kit my dad started the Model USA kit too but quit after a short time. All I can say is the Model USA kit parts need more clean up work. Overall I´d say the Roden kit is slightly better.

Maybe there are already some comparisons to find online.

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