Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

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Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby AndrewPerren » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:30 pm

Hello Folks
Haven't had much bench time in the last few months but I just managed to get this one done. It is the truly horrible :oops: Roden issue of the Skymaster with extra parts to represent an aircraft operated by No. 4 Sqn Rhodesian Air Force during the Bush War. After embargoes were imposed on the regime at the time by the major powers, Rhodesia turned to French company REIMS who modified civilian Cessna 337 Skymasters. The added weapons capabilities in the form of 2 x 303 Browning machine guns mounted above the cabin and strengthened underwing hardpoints gave the Lynx a formidable close air support capacity in a stable and east to operate platform. The aircraft carried no national markings.

The kit is pretty average all round but the worst parts are the clear parts and the decals. Despite a lot of polishing and buffing the windows are barely see through and the decals were rubbish. I used aftermarket brass landing gear legs I got from Ebay to help cope with the metric ton of lead in the nose and some Master metal 303 barrels improved the look of the gun pods. The landing lights under the nose are MV lenses.

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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby enfield38 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:37 pm

A unique subject, really well executed Andrew!
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby Dave Brewer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:04 pm

That turned out great Andrew,terrific work.
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby Calum » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:20 pm

Pretty Sharp AP. Nice to see the mojo has returned
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby AndrewPerren » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Thanks lads.
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby ericg » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Very cool mate.

Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby bell209 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Looks pretty good to me! GA aircraft transparencies aren't the clearest things around, either. Yours look spot-on.
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby Peter W Jones » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:09 am

Very nice job Andrew - great work.
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby hughb » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:54 pm

Love how you've done the cammo, looks great. As do the clear parts, I've no idea how bad they were originally but they look fine now!
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Re: Roden 1/32 Cessna 337 Lynx - Rhodesian Air Force

Postby pacificmustang » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Crikey, you got that done quick from when I saw it last, mind you, its not like you had to apply a hundred stencils. Came out all right in the end I reckon.

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