Grumman OV-1A/JOV-1A Mohawk
S u m m a r y
|Contents and Media:
||186 parts in grey injection moulded
styrene; 18 parts in clear
USD$26.96 from Squadron.com
||Crisply moulded parts; Clear
transparencies; Excellent decals; Fine detail
||Ejector pin mark in the main
Reviewed by Mick Evans
scale OV-1A/JOV-1A Mohawk is available online from Squadron.com
On opening the box for this kit I was surprised at the high quality
of the parts and the detail provided on them. Roden has continued to
improve the quality of their kits to a point that they are comparable
with releases from the major kit producing companies.
The kit contains 18 clear plastic parts and 186 plastic parts crisply
moulded in a light grey styrene. The cockpit detail is excellent with no
less than 38 detail parts provided. The main instrument panel is moulded
in clear plastic with a decal to be placed at the rear. The decal is
printed in reverse to allow the markings to show through the clear
panel. Each ejection seat is a sub assembly in itself with 8 parts
provided for each seat.
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A quick trial fit of parts proved that most major parts assemble
together well with no difficulties. The transparencies are nice and
clear and the areas to be painted are frosted for good paint adherence.
The undercarriage wells and legs have great detail. One major problem
spot is a rather large ejector pin mark right through the center of the
rib detail in each main wheel bay, which will be difficult to repair.
The ejector pin marks in the nose wheel bay should be easy to repair, as
it is a smooth flat surface with no detail near them. A good weapons
load of drop tanks, rocket, and gun pods is provided. For those who wish
for more choices will have to dig into Hasegawa weapons sets for
The decal sheet looks very good with all colours in perfect register.
The carrier film is very thin so care will need to be taken when
applying to the kit.
Markings are supplied for 4 US Army aircraft operating in Vietnam, 2 in
high visibility markings in a dark olive drab scheme, and 2 in low
visibility markings in a lighter faded olive drab scheme.
This kit is highly recommended to all levels of modelers.
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