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Danumurthi Mahendra (mdanumurthi)

OV-10F Bronco Indonesian AF in scale

Spent 45 days in total working on this beast. All with scratchbuid items and DIY decals


18 | 30. January 2017, 14:56
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WOW! And you managed that out of a Testors kit! You must be able to work miracles. Excellent job Danumurthi.
30. January 2017, 17:22
John Thomas
Very nice work
30. January 2017, 17:32
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Gorbygould. I wish there were more miracles that doing hard work! LoL. I think the interiors took the lion share of the build. 60% consumed in making the cockpit alone. 20% on the clear canopy, wheel bay interiors and other small nuances. But once those are done, the rest was rather "easy".
30. January 2017, 17:39
It's a shame there isn't any photos of the cockpit - I'd love to see it.
30. January 2017, 17:48
Danumurthi Mahendra
Hi @Gorbygould. Just added 4 images on the cockpit section. Totally built from ground up. Panels were taken from an F-4J cockpit as they look similar. Add some wiring and walls. Seats were a gag of homemade resin cast, copperwire, styrene plates, rods, and masking tape.
30. January 2017, 18:01
That's another 'WOW' from me then! Stunning model, inside and out.
30. January 2017, 18:13
Lex Jassies
Yeah, I for shure like your Bronco. And I do agree with Gorbybuild, some detail pictures are appreciated.
30. January 2017, 18:16
Danumurthi Mahendra
Much thanks, @Gorbygould!
30. January 2017, 18:18
Christian Bruer
Very nice work 👍
30. January 2017, 19:13
Ed Froix
Very nice! I hope to get canopys as clean and shine as yours
30. January 2017, 19:22
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks, Lex, Christian, and Ed Froix.
30. January 2017, 23:05
what a beauty!!! 👍
30. January 2017, 23:05
Danumurthi Mahendra
You will get a good shiny canopy.@Ed Froix. Just need a bit of work and patience.
30. January 2017, 23:07
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Scalemates!
30. January 2017, 23:08
Eugen P.
very nice 👍
30. January 2017, 23:17
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Eugen
31. January 2017, 05:23
Danumurthi Mahendra
Just additional info, if interested. The Mk82 were from hasegawa weapons set A (X48-1). Wile the 150 gal Aero 1C drop tanks were made by mating 2 different drop tanks (from an F-4 and AV-8 kit)
31. January 2017, 05:25
Norbert Steffens
Nice model, subtle weathering
31. January 2017, 05:45
Michael Phillips
That is outstanding Dan (I hope you don't mind me calling you Dan LOL)! And the fact that it is the poorly regarded Testors kit makes this all the more impressive. Bravo!
31. January 2017, 05:45
Lex Jassies
Thanks for the detail photo's.
31. January 2017, 07:56
Bart Goesaert
Nice work on this one... Certainly give some positive vibes to start this one...
did you change the distance between the twin-boom or did you leave it like that?
31. January 2017, 10:08
Dale Marston
Very Nice
31. January 2017, 10:27
Danumurthi Mahendra
NP @Michael. 🙂 glad you liked it. Yeah, that kit is the only game in town in 1/48 scale. Wish some producers took notice!
31. January 2017, 14:28
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks, @Dale. And you're welcome, @Lex.
31. January 2017, 14:28
31. January 2017, 14:31
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks, @Bart. I read somewhere of issues with the length of the boom or the dorsal spines are too short. I left it as is. It still looks like a Bronco to me!
31. January 2017, 14:32
Roberto Rocat
Really nice 👍. Lovely paintjob.
31. January 2017, 15:56
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Roberto! Hi @Bart I said it too soon. Thx for the link. Good to know there is one new mould in the works! I feel their frustration at the Testor kit in the thread.
31. January 2017, 23:12
Dave Hill
Beauty. Love the Bronco.
1. February 2017, 02:16
1. February 2017, 15:22
Ivan VT
Nice job. Very similar to Venezuelan camouflage colors version ofor Bronco. I love it. I have the same model in my stash.
1. February 2017, 19:25
Luis RP
Very Nice, good job
1. February 2017, 19:35
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Luis. Yest @Ivan, I saw the Venezuelan version when I was researching on my Bronco. Lots in common!
4. February 2017, 13:56
Ivan VT
When I was a child I had the opportunity to be into a Venezuelan air force bronco. In fact I saw in first person when 25 years ago during the coupe d'etat a GtoA missile hit one bronco (UNLOYAL) and the pilot ejected just before airplane felt on the airbase. Look at the video. Sadly today we are not proud of that. Youtube Video

5. February 2017, 10:21
Christian Ristits
Like it very much, also much inspiration for me!
5. February 2017, 11:32
Hi Dan, know it's been a while but, can you remember how did you manage with those Indonesian marks ? Apparently there are a couple of new Bronco's on 1/48th to be released soon. Thanks
14. April, 08:03
Danumurthi Mahendra
@Ivan VT WOW. that video is pretty raw! I am so sorry to hear about the 1992 coup. just read it on Wikipedia. it must be so confusing. I lived through our 1998 rezim change in Indonesia. so many tanks, soldiers in the streets but hard to tell who they were supporting. it was bloody, confusing and scary.
16. May, 09:22
Danumurthi Mahendra
Thanks @Christian Ristits!
16. May, 09:23
Danumurthi Mahendra
Hi @Ricardo2020 - I made the decals myself on Corel Draw. that was before a friend of mine made the Indonesian marks (the pentagram). Send me a direct message (DM) if you think you need any of them.
16. May, 09:27
Alex Rodionov
Fantastic building. ?
16. May, 10:22
Danumurthi Mahendra
thanks @Alex!
17. May, 06:11


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