Mohawk decals in 1:48

Any chance of some aftermarket for my lovely new Roden kit, do you think?
The decals are rather badly out of register on the red. Surely those nice
TwoBobs or Albatros chaps could find some funky artwork on some Vietnam
vintage OV-1?
Bestest,
M.
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Matt Bacon
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I just picked the kit up last weekend as well and it does look quite nice. The cockpit seems a little sparse and the ejection seats seem "passable" out of the box except that they have no belts at all.
I don't know squat about the aircraft. Does anyone have any info on the ejection seat this aircraft was fitted with and how the belts were laid out?
Thanks.......Bill
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Bill Woodier
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regards JimboD
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Jimbo D
I guess you were unlucky. The kit that I have has well registered decals. You might be able to ask Roden for another set.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
Bill,
The OV-1 used the Martin-Baker Mk. J5X variants of seat, as in Mk. J5A or J5D.
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look at "seat gallery" under "MBA US ARMY".
See also Chris Miller's pix of his Mohawk cockpit restoration at
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specifically for seat photos see
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The ejection guns are at
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John Hairell ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com)
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John Hairell
Thanks to those that replied. I checked the two sites that folks provided and each site showed a different seat. One looked just about line the one supplied in the kit but I got the impression this is a seat from a later Mohawk, perhaps a -1D. The Ejectionsite showed a MBJ5X for the OV-1A and it looks very little like the seats provided with the kit. Could it be that Roden included the late model ejection seat in an early model kit???
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Bill Woodier
From the latest two bobs newsletter:
The next eight that is going to the printers is shaping up like this. These will be in hand right before the IPMS Nationals and we will be debuting them there!
F/A-18C AFLAC Hornet from VFA-82 in all three scales F-4E Chico the Gunfighter in 32nd scale F-14B VF-103 Jolly Rogers 60th Anniversary OV-1 Mohawk in 48th scale AH-64D OIF Apaches in 48th scale CH-46 in 48th scale
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Kevin Seniuk
Most probably - the earlier seats differed from the later seats, so I suggest using the MBJ5X for your template. Chris Miller's OV-1 front end is from a C upgraded to a D.
John Hairell ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com)
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