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  1. Welcome to my first lockdown build, which I started aroud two weeks ago (when the Czech quarantine started). The Revell kit, which I bougth second hand, is a reboxed Matchbox and is really advanced like the many other Matchbox kits from it's time. I started to like this machine because of its curves and design. Although it's a German construction, which is very rare in my stash, I started this build with great enthusiasm and a vision of a fast build kit with only minor improvements and scratchbuilding. The cockpit came first and I decided to put the pilots into their office for the first time in my 14-year modelling career - and I am happy about that! Then all the progress went in a really fast pace, including riveting, detailing the exterior (reinforcement stripes, a new window, engine air intakes, exhausts and much more...). Few changes from the military to the civil aircraft had to be done such as extra window next to the cockpit, filling the turrets holes, different engines and the airscrews too. To be honest, the pace was fast enough to skip the photo sessions and also starting a new thread here. But now there is the painting starting piont - Surfacer primer aibrushed and waiting for colours... ... And the chosen one is this marking: Luft Hansa's Dornier Do-18E D-ABYM "AEOLUS" - In April 1937, D-ABYM Aeolus started service on the South Atlantic mail route from Bathurst, now Banjul, Gambia to Natal, Brazil (3040 km). Catapult ships were based in Bathurst and Fernando de Noronha to allow the aircraft to cross the Atlantic carrying a full load of mail. Aeolus was lost on 30 July 1937, when it had to make an ocean landing due to engine problems and was heavily damaged when Ostmark tried to retrieve the plane. So here is the current state. Readied for the painting. And I almost forgot to write that the decals and my friend Pavel will prepare the decals and masks again! And a few close ups: Hope you'll like it. Thanks for reading! Andrew S.
  2. Hi Next "odd and old" German - Dornier Do 18. Kit by Revell (named D-2/G-1) rebox of former Matchbox. The kit is not very accurate (as was already discussed several times I think on BM). The main flaw is that In real thing variants D-2 and G-1 had different noses (G-1 more sharp or "cruiser-like") and side-floats (G-1 larger) as well as engines and turret, whereas the plastic parts are the same in box (except the turret). After looking on photos I came to conclusion that side-floats are rather that of D variant but the nose is neither of them (but closer to G). So I decided to do D-3 variant, which from what I've lerant had smaller engines, sharp nose like G but small side-floats - so it should look like D-2 with G-type nose. The propellers in my model are resin copies of A-model Do-26 ones, front prop spinner is from drawer, rear spinner is also from Do-26 (civvie variant). I added fabric structure on fin, enforcement ("side walk") on top of fuselage, added new coolers, bombs, relings, add EZ rigging, reshaped air intakes and a made out of scratch beech buggy (or rather two buggies). The surface was sealed and re-scribed, and the nose was also corrected a bit. Painting scheme is from late 1939-early 1940 where large additional white crosses were introduced on all D-18s. The k6+IK is from 2/Ku.Fl.Gr. 406. The machine was lost on 28.09.1940. The unit emblems I took from Revell BV 138 (the unit use BV-138 after Do-18). Paint - Humbrol 243, 244 and 65 Here she is: (Edited on 23 July - I removed one photo and added four new) Comments welcome Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek
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