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Revell 1/72 C-54 /DC-4

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Had a look. Not that inspirational to be honest but the Winston Churchill transport is a nice choice.l

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Sadly, I also feel the Xtradecal sheet has somewhat bland offerings. The modelling Gods are never happy when the easy route is taken.

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The two rearmost windows on the right hand side are too close on the model. There should be space for the SAS shield with the flags between them. Not possible with the kit lay-out.

Stein

No the second last window need to be filled for a SAS machine. There are 12 windows then a blank followed by the last window. The kit has 14 windows.

For an SAS machine the window behind the cargo door also need to be filled. On th front fuselage there should be round lights at both sides. All of this would be easy fixes.

I just wish that Revell would release a passenger DC-4 soon.

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I just wish that Revell would release a passenger DC-4 soon.

On close inspection of the parts, It seems they will be doing a passenger version.

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The parts obviously allow for it (notably the flipside of the floor, which seems to have openings for seats) but Revell is notorious for not releasing anticipated versions of existing kits. I can't for the life of me not understand why they still haven't released a Ju-88 A-1/5.

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On close inspection of the parts, It seems they will be doing a passenger version.

When I look in my glasbowl I see a DC-4 soon.

modelldoc

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When I look in my glasbowl I see a DC-4 soon.

modelldoc

Does your glassbowl hint at when and wearing whose colours?...

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Oh. So next year (Olympic year)

Red and white? Swissair? Yes please!!

Jeff

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Really wanting a DC-4 in South African Airways colours, either orange or blue schemes as I flew on both last year.

Remember hearing (seeing ?) Revell suggesting that they would be releasing that very same kit / decal option, but nothing yet ?

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I've got the Draw Decal sheet for this kit, it's a big sheet too! LINKY, also more on the site too that may be of interest!

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Sadly, I also feel the Xtradecal sheet has somewhat bland offerings. The modelling Gods are never happy when the easy route is taken.

Not for me- I love Argentinian Aviation- those decals will save me a heck of a lot of work piecing together the various markings from my obscure collection of (rather rough) Argentinian made decals in the stash.

Bit more about Argentinian C-54s here:

http://www.amilarg.com.ar/douglas-c-54.html

Will

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Sad that the Revell did not issue the DC-4 as one (or both) of the South Africa Airways aircraft that regularly flight out of Rand, SA.  Surprised no after market decals exist for these colour schemes either ?

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Yes, at the moment, only Xtradecals has a south african (military) option.

 

modelldoc

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South African Airforce any ideas where I can find it?

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On 8/1/2015 at 11:28 PM, Admiral Puff said:

I'm about ready to close up the fuselage on mine, and I can assure you that about 99% of that beautiful kit interior will disappear into eternal darkness when I do. Yes I'll know it's there, but I can't help thinking that the cost of it would have been better saved and the price of the kit reduced - particularly considering the current state of the Pacific Peso ...

 

Quite agree, this kit is over-engineered and would have been much cheaper if all that hidden detail had been omitted. As it stands, Revell have missed a trick as they could have included a second port fuselage half moulded in clear/transparent plastic, so you could build it to show the interior. That would have really sold these kits, especially the civil DC-4 variant with full pax fit. 

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