1/72 Airfix Cessna Bird Dog O-1A

Gallery Article by Duncan on May 18 2016



Hi Everyone, here is my latest finished model I like to show you all. It is the old Airfix kit which I got from ebay. This kit came in white sprue plastic. As most people know the Bird Dog was used in the Vietnam war as a Forward Air Controller. I read on Wikipedia 172 got lost during combat conflicts.

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I airbrushed the model with Xtracolor aircraft grey and used the superb decals made by AOA and some of Printscale. Add here I used some extra imagination with the orange striping to customize my Bird Dog.

This was a interesting build and reminds me of the guys who flew in it back then. Hope you like it.


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Photos and text by Duncan