Editor at Large Chris Clifford gets the Vietnam vibe while building ICM’s new-tool 1/72 OV-10A Bronco.


There are many aircraft types I favour and have built… but I’ve never tackled a Bronco in any scale. While I’ve always thought this twin-boomed turboprop rather cool, I simply never got around to it. However, the release of ICM’s new-tool OV-10A – which of course follows the firm’s recent 1/48 short- and long-nosed Broncos – was the perfect opportunity to take the plunge. This kit is not simply a down-scaled version of ICM’s 1/48 tooling. It’s just as refined, but several items, such as electrical/circuit-breaker boxes behind the rear seat, are moulded integrally with the cockpit bulkhead… rather than being moulded separately as they are on the ‘quarter-scale’ versions. Other parts have merely been re-positioned on the runners, of which there are four in grey styrene and another in clear, unsurprisingly, carrying the cockpit glazing.

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