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Bomber_Harris

1/48 Trumpeter C-47A Skytrain

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Hi all...

Time to throw my hat into the ring for this one. Going through my stash and there were plenty of subjects I could have chose (planes, Armour, & Ships) but I've been staring at this one for quote a while now, and very few things embody D-Day more than the C-47, so here goes......

The obligatory box shots....

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I'll be adding just a couple of extras, in the form of the Eduard Zoom set, and True Details wheels. I'll also use the Eduard masks.

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The only other decision to make is the markings?? I really want to do "Turfsport Special" but this is labeled as a Market Garden aircraft. I know it did fly on D-Day but i think the large code letters would have been white on the 6th June. Perhaps someone can confirm. I may look to buy the Xtradecal C-47 set or (if I can find them) one of the Eagle Strike sets (does anyone know where I can still buy these???). Basically what I am saying is that the final markings are TBC!

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Anyway roll on D-Day and let the plastic cutting commence.

Richard

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Hi Richard.

Welcome to the GB. This will be a big beast to build.

I don't know of any different decals exept there was also a set from Tally Ho, but that was also market garden plane.

Now I do know that there is a masking set from montex for this kit. Maybee you cold use these to make the sqn sign into white?! The set is nr. MM48290.

I hope this helps.

Cheers,

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Thanks for that, It really does help, I've never used Montex Stencils before, but it would certainly allow me to do what I have in mind, hmmmmm, where's my wallet?

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Great choice Richard looks like a stunner in the box,good luck.

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Looking forward to this one

Les

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Hi Richard

I am just about to start the new Airfix C-47 so will be following yours with intrest so i can transfer some of the detail into its smaller brother. I have been looking at the decals offerd in 1/72 and i have not found a huge range of options but by chance the one aircraft i was giving serious consideration is one option provided by Airfix . Masks would look the part on 1/48 and i'm sure iv come across some but cant remember who was selling them.

Alistair

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