1/48 Model USA O-1 Bird Dog

Gallery Article by Shaun Lehman on May 31 2011

 

The Model USA Bird dog is not a bad kit at all - It has a few sink holes, but the fit is good, the detail is nice and the scale of the parts is well done.  

The interior detail is very good and not much work is needed outside of painting, and the decals are very good too.   My only complaint is that the landing gear are scale but very fragile - if I built this kit again I would fabricate some strengthening using styrene or brass. 

I really like the Dog's mouth variation of the classic 'Shark's mouth'

Shaun Lehman

Photos and text by Shaun Lehman