Written by master modeller Eric Galliers, this 177-page digital book shows you how he built his award-winning 1/32 scale model of Macaulay “Mac the FAC” Cottrell’s Cessna O-1 Birddog. Using the Roden 1/32 scale kit as a basis, Eric modifies it to represent Mac’s Birddog as he flew it in Vietnam in 1968.
The book also includes Mac’s recollections of his 47 years in the RAAF, along with his citations for the Silver Star and DFC for an action in Vietnam. We’ve also included an exclusive 53-page walkaround, featuring a whopping 95 photos by Rob Fox of Rob Fox Photography.
Version 1.3 introduced a 4-page addendum to Rob’s original walkaround, featuring newly-discovered information and photographs of his aircraft in service.
NEW! Version 2.0 extends the Epilogue to include details of Mac’s OAM, and features a revamped layout in some sections for a fresh look.
The book also includes an Appendices section that features all the aftermarket products, decals, paint masks, and references applicable to the Roden 1/32 Birddog kit.
And as with all our books, should more products or reference titles be released, we will update the book accordingly. Anyone who purchased the pre-update version gets lifetime free access to all subsequent updated versions! All new purchasers will of course receive the updated version automatically.
v2.1 Now Available!
Note: all our prices are in Australian dollars.
What Our Readers Say
“Outstanding book! love it”
– Raphael Jumentier, France
“…it is surely the best source to build a Vietnam war O-1! Highly recommended!”
– Thierry Laurent, Belgium
“I went through the whole book and I have to confirm that it is the top class product
there is everything – perfect build, interesting story and quality walkaround photos”
– Jan Gabauer, Slovakia
“The Bird Dog book is excellent, got the Roden kit, and it’s been very helpful.”
– Graeme Buckley, New Zealand
“This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of walkaround pictures crisp. The words from the pilot really do add to the story.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller Review
“The download is superb, tons of photos, a great model build and a terrific price too. Well done to all involved.”
– Bruce Crosby, UK