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John D.C. Masters

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  1. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    I jumped around the plans and assembled the larger components--booms, wings, wheels, etc...I figure I can let that dry and then have a closer inspection for any gaps. So far the fit seems pretty tight with very few gaps to fill. Perhaps a bit of sanding here and there. Oh yes...and I had to raid the laundry line for more clothespegs clamps. Good thing I did the washing yesterday! Just for kicks I laid it all out... To paraphrase that famous Dreyfuss/Shaw/Schieder film about fishing.....I'm going to need a bigger bench. Really...I will clear off most of the tools, bottles etc...to make room for this bird before I start putting it all together. --John
  2. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Thanks for the tip John. It's coming along... Lightening holes drilled...I'll be adding more detail to these doors per the excellent photo from Dennis! 30gms of weight added, cargo floor added, cockpit ready to be installed...oh, by the way, all the glass is in save for the windscreen. The ceiling piece needed some thinning at the bulkhead end so it fit snugly where and as it should. While the starboard side is attached, glued, etc...I have test fitted the port hull section just to see. Looks like a cargo plane to me! While the test fitting looks ok, there will have to be some filler added here... ...and here... I'll get around to closing her up tonight. I will also mask the windscreen and assemble the clamshells with some added detail since they will be very visible. I am contemplating building the little Dodge, but what I would really like is a 1/72nd Deux Chevaux... I also have a plastic bag full of odds and ends from ship building supplies for a diorama that was never built--barrels, boxes, and so forth. I think I'll put them in there close to the opening. Something fun! --John
  3. John D.C. Masters

    Best 1:72 Kits ? MiG 21MF and An-2 Colt

    How about this Mig-21MF... https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EDK70141
  4. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Thanks Adey. I drilled out the two parts last night. I'll post some pictures later today. Thanks Håkan.
  5. Thanks Martin. As others have said, probably Airfix' best crew moulds.
  6. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    ...and an excellent photo of the clamshell too...thank you Dennis. I'll post pictures of the frames tomorrow...
  7. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Thanks Corsair. That would be very interesting to see. An early L'Air Americain...
  8. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Aha! I know what they are...the frames that go in the doors themselves have all those little holes in them...right? Yes...that would make a nice difference in the look.
  9. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Very funny...I hope to get it done before the NATO/Warsaw GB begins...I have a Mig or two on the tarmac gunning their engines.
  10. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Thanks John. What are lightening holes?
  11. John D.C. Masters

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Well, I must say, that after only a couple hours of dedicated work, I already love this little beast. The parts fit together, very little flash, nice feeling plastic, enough interior detail to satisfy me without going overboard on a lot of gizmos that will not be seen...Love it! It is safe to say this is not a fuselage. It is a hull. Vallejo Olive Green, dry brushed with aluminum. I'll put in all the glass tonight. It's a shame we won't see the O2 tanks once it is all buttoned up... Cockpit is nice and busy. I have added tape seatbelts. Photos I have seen have the deck (for and aft) in grey/aluminum and the interior hull walls green, so that is what I have done. Is one of these boxes a First Aid kit? I would like to be... Hull doors. I might have some of them open. I have also seen these in photos as having yellow/black warning tape around them. I'll try to do that too. That's it for now.
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    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    Thank you Jeff...with all the attention this is getting I will do my best to satisfy those watching. The trickiest part, for me at least, will be the airbrushing of the orange over the USAF markings so the show through. I tend to have a heavy hand. I will have to practice before I get to that stage.
  13. John D.C. Masters

    Carriers Ahoy! Things that fly on things that float! chat

    ...Pat too...I apologize. Bravo!
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