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Reini78

Jungle Skippers...1/48 Douglas C-47 Dakota USAAF

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After the Ju52 left my dad´s factory, the free space is already occupied again by the next big Revell kit.

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Looking forward to seeing how this develops :)

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1 minute ago, John_W said:

Is this the old Monogram mould?

yes, copyright 1978, the moulds are as old as I :)

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despite its age a nice kit, first steps done

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successful tail cutting

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Straight on with the modifications. Quick March! 

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most of the interior, which you don´t see afterwards anyway, painted

fuselage should be closed soon

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my dad didn´t do much detailing of the interior, as mentioned, you don´t see it afterwards

only some drybrushing, masking tape for the seatbelts, good enough

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fuselage closed, also test-fitted the windscreen, sadly no good fit, especially the side windows, let´s see how that turns out..

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Looking good, nice option choice as well. Speedy work as ever

 

Rob

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Looking good my man. Can see why he didn't put much detail in the pit as you can hardly see it haha. 

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my dad´s gonna build the fuselage and wing seperate and will make the fusion in the end, makes the handling easier

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1978 was a very good year ;)

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filling and sanding work done, fit was good, regarding the mold´s age

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air intakes mounted, luckily the Revell kit includes both types

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the windscreen is no good fit, therefore my dad cut away the sidewindows and used some clear plastic to display them open, he also adds the edge struts with plastic pieces

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Trumpeter once did a new tool c47 but i still do like the Revell/Monogram more as it shapes are better...

Nice progress ill wil be watching this.

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The raised panel lines present some challenges to construction, but IMHO they look more realistic than recessed panel lines on a Dakota anyway.

 

The Monogram C-47 shapes are good. I have one myself; just in search of the right paint scheme. Want to do a Pacific Theater one. Also considered a fresh-off-the-line bird with the red insignia surrounds and a yellow serial number on the tail...

 

david

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4 hours ago, John_W said:

Nice Idea on the windscreen.

She's a big bird.

40cm long, 60cm wingspan....

 

24 minutes ago, David H said:

The raised panel lines present some challenges to construction, but IMHO they look more realistic than recessed panel lines on a Dakota anyway.

 

The Monogram C-47 shapes are good. I have one myself; just in search of the right paint scheme. Want to do a Pacific Theater one. Also considered a fresh-off-the-line bird with the red insignia surrounds and a yellow serial number on the tail...

 

david

regarding the panel lines you are right, saw rescribed models and they didn´t look so good

 

good idea with the PTO one, because you see mostly ETO/D-Day schemes in 1/48 I convinced my dad to do a PTO one too

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due to the not so good wing to fuselage fit my dad decided to join them already instead of in the end as planned initially

some filling/sanding sessions ahead

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