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My Ju-52 project will need more time to figure out what is best way to build planned aircraft. So I started to other project. My idea is build this plane,that is probably only one Vertol being in PanAm livery. I only have old Airfix kit in my hands and it's not necessarily best kit in the world. My intention is improve some basic building skills in this project so I think it's good for that. Major issues (at least) in kit are: -Fuselage is 4mm too short, Correcting this can be done adding 2mm between first and second window and same thing between 3rd and 4th. -Wing span in small pontoons is too short, 3mm is missing. And length should be 39mm. -I think something is wrong in back engine bay. I need to figure out what -Cockpit is very basic, so this area needs some scratch building. In my kit cockpit window is not that good and maybe I need to try to do new vacuform one. -New windows in cabin are needed. Size of windows are: 19x17 inches. So that will make 6mm x 7mm in 1/72. -Raised panel lines, so I can practice making new ones. -Total absence of interior in cabin area, this is bit strange because in original kit is possibility to open ramp. -Fit of parts is poor. Decals are available from this company: http://www.classic-plane-mrr.de/index_e.html So this will be very much be a old school build. Make from poor kit a average model Work was stated yesterday evening and length issue is sorted out and left side will need lot of sanding. I'm trying figure out positions of cabin windows to lower one these are not in final place. Most of these "PanAm" Vertols were operated by New York Airways and more information about that operation from internet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Airways