Hot on the heels of our debut release, Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale, comes our second title, also by Eric Galliers, entitled Building Mac’s Bird Dog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay “Mac” Cottrell.
Mac spent 47 years in the RAAF, but in 1968, he found himself seconded to the USAF in Vietnam, flying the O-1 Bird Dog as a Forward Air Controller (FAC). On 10 June 1968, Mac was involved in an action directing USAF F-105 & A-37 aircraft, an action that resulted in him being recommended for the Silver Star, and ultimately being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
In this book, master modeller Eric Galliers takes the Roden 1/32 scale O-1 Bird Dog kit, and builds it to represent the aircraft that Mac flew on this mission. The book will include Eric’s detailed build guide, along with material supplied by Mac himself. Negotiations are also under way for another set of exclusive walkaround photos.
There is no set ETA for this new title at this stage, but we’re hoping that the remaining elements will come together quickly, and that it will be available soon. I’ll be posting some sample pages closer to its release.
Please stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand!