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  1. Morning Gals and Lads: Here comes the first one of this year (hopefully not the last). The good old Matchbox tooling of the Twin Otter depicting a Chilean machine operating from Antarctica circa 1985. I added the antennas, air scoop, wind screen wipers plus some safety ropes and struts for the skis. I leave you a few pictures: I hope you like it. Cheers Adrian
  2. DHC-6 Twin Otter Update Sets 1:72 AeroCraft Models While the available kit is a good one, it leaves room for improvement which Ali has now addressed. New cockpit Set This is a complete new cockpit section with the windows cast in clear resin with correctly proportioned windows. As well as the lower part there is also a new cockpit bulkhead. Tail Planes Set Most of the versions of the kit suffer from sink/shrink marks in the tail planes and this is a quick drop in replacement for t
  3. Just getting back into building model planes after a break of a few years. I'm kind of learning as I go along and trying to make a decent job, but I'm a slow builder. I like civilian aircraft and trainer planes. Last year I started an Airfix 1:72 Chipmunk but I think I sickened myself of it trying to rub down the rivet details and never got very far. A few weeks ago I saw the Revell DHC-6 Twin Otter and bought it. The Twin Otter is going to be finished in a British Airways livery (like the ones that were flying between Glasgow, Barra and Benbecula. The Chipmunk is going to be finished in the o
  4. Hoping to finally show winter the door with something a bit breezy and tropical: the Revell (ex-Matchbox) DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, in the sunny livery of InterCaribbean (formerly Turks & Caicos) Airlines. As one of Matchbox's better late issues, the kit holds up reasonably well in its current Revell/Germany release. Old options still included are skis and floats as landing gear alternatives, and choice of the blunt short nose (used on military aircraft) or the longer tapered 'shovel' nose I used on my civil build. Build was pretty much out-of-box, with a few minor add-
  5. I decided to combine a current 'civil aircraft' streak with taking a kick back at bleak winter, by doing Revell's (ex-Matchbox) lovely little 1/72 DHC6 Twin Otter, with bright tropical markings suggestive of sunshine, balmy breezes, steel drums...and perhaps a few rum-laced libations. I have never built the kit before, but multiple online reviews uniformly laud it as one of Matchbox's very best late efforts, with much more subtle surface detail than their generally-well-earned reputation for 'trench'-style panel lines would suggest. I have what I believe is the most current boxing
  6. During the 1980s, the USAF Test Pilot School operated two DHC aircraft. The first was an NU-6A Beaver, USAF s/n 53-2781. This bird was used to familiarize TPS students with the peculiarities of a tail-wheel aircraft and to demonstrate the effects of propeller torque. The other de Havilland was the UV-18B Twin Otter. This aircraft was acquired in early 1982 and was used to demonstrate single-engine operation and test techniques for a twin-engine aircraft. Here is ‘781 as it looked in 1981. A ‘civil’ paint scheme and registration, N384M. The only hint that this is a USAF
  7. With a few hours to go before the starting gun, time to start my thread. This is Revell's retread of the Matchbox Twin Otter kit, of 1983 vintage. Box art: That rather attractive scheme is not going to be the subject, what with those odd round things hanging off the bottom. The kit's second decal option is for a West Coast Air Twotter in blue and white, an example of which one can see on Airliners.net: http://preview.tinyurl.com/ycp7deeq From what I can see, West Coast kept their aircraft very clean. Sprue shots; Revell haven't gone fo
  8. This is the old Matchbox kit released under the Revell banner which comes with decals for the CAF and West Coast Air. I may yet build another kit in the CAF scheme but this time I opted to go with the Perris Skydiving colors when I found the decal sheet was available from Jbot Decals.
  9. First posting requesting help. My grandson was very lucky to fly from Barra by Twin Otter operated by LoganAir. I cannot find any such decals to model this aircraft https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=loganair+twin+otter+barra&tbm=isch&imgil=RtiEqR6WV3GKlM%3A%3BJPV2KzKJM-VSsM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftwinotterspotter.blogspot.com%252F2015%252F07%252Floganair-wins-pso-contract-n223al-goes.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=RtiEqR6WV3GKlM%3A%2CJPV2KzKJM-VSsM%2C_&usg=__jLQe7RPqYwGgnqtvotrFMUhOhpM%3D&biw=1366&bih=580&ved=0ahUKEwj_78qFn9zVAhVLPFAKHSZJCSoQyjcIOQ&ei
  10. Hi I would like to participate in my first group build with this Revell 1/72nd scale DHC-6 Twin Otter The final result should be this... ...and to do that I will use this Drawdecal sheet The real challenge will be to find the exact color matching..
  11. DeHavilland Canada DHC Twin Otter 1:72 Iliad Designs DeHavilland of Canada had their work cut out to replace the DHC-3 Beaver. They did this successfully with the DHC-6 Twin Otter. This is an excellent Short Take Off & Landing Aircraft with the additional range and safety of a Twin engined aircraft. Over 890 aircraft have been built finding homes with many civilian and Military operators around the world. This new sheet from ILIAD is for the DHC-6 300 as kitted by Revell. 5 different aircraft can be built from the sheet; FAE 449 of the Ecuadorian Air Force. C-FCSU as operated by T
  12. New from Oldmodels Decals Avro Lancaster BI/III in 1/48, 72 and 144 - 75(NZ) Sqn WWII BAe J31/32 Jetstreams 1/72 - Air National, Ansett Regional, Origin Pacific, Tasman Pacific Connection, Vincent Aviation BAe J41 Jetstream 1/144 - Origin Pacific DC-3 1/200 – RNZAF (2 schemes), James Aviation (2 schemes) BAC167 Strikemaster 1/48 and 72 – Strikemaster Ltd (warbirds) Boeing 247D 1/72 – RAF (DZ203) NZ LAV 1/48 and 72 – NZ Army (2012) Decals re-issued in the Digital range: B757-200 1/144 and 200 – Kiwi International (the NZ airline) BAe J31/32 Jetstreams 1/144 - Air National, Ansett Regi
  13. New releases: DIGITAL At last, after several re-prints, OMD is pleased to announce the arrival of the ATR72-600 Air NZ black scheme in 1/144 A320R Air NZ Black scheme in 1/72, 1/144, and 1/200 The A320R was not previously available in 1/72. The others replace inkjet decals, and in the case of the 1/144 is significantly cheaper. Inkjet versions will remain available on request. More DIGITAL schemes will be released progressively over the next week or so as I find the time to process them. Watch this space. INKJET NEW: DHC-6 Twin Otter - Great Barrier Airlines FQK bird tail scheme a
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