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.....it is justa matter of time and their will be a Carvair kit! That is all I can say for now..... :)

Ivo

I've sown the seed with Neil at AIM72 for a 1/72 Carvair conversion, so watch this space.

XVTonker

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I've sown the seed with Neil at AIM72 for a 1/72 Carvair conversion, so watch this space.

XVTonker

I'd be tempted to buy two if I could exercise Aer Lingus and Channel Air Bridge options. I have a 1/200 diecast of G-ANYB, Golden Gate Bridge.

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I've sown the seed with Neil at AIM72 for a 1/72 Carvair conversion, so watch this space.

XVTonker

Tooling is already in progress.... Well, seems like we will have the opportunity to chose..... Always better to have too much then nothing. :yahoo:
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When the Mach2 DC4 came out I bought 2 from the well known auction site and found the Paragon Lincoln Conversion,that also offered Merlin Engine conversions in 2 types for the said Mach 2 Kit.I never built them as the DC4 but converted them ,some years ago now,as a British Midland Canadair4 Argonaut and a BOAC Argonaut.recently I found a resin Carvair Conversion that I already posted on BM,but it may be available elsewhere,providing no idiot packs it irreverently and puts it in a jiffy bag without any protection.Thus I received it and attached it to another Mach 2 Kit I had found skulking around at a Toy Fair at a well known Race Course!!.I attach as they have the correct windows!!DSCF4637.jpgDSCF4638.jpgDSCF4431.jpgDSCF4430.jpg

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I also built a 1/72 MACH2 DC-4 and used the engine nacelles from a FROG Shackleton MR.3 to convert it to an Argonaut, finishing it in British Midland Airways livery. The nacelles seemed to be exactly the same as those being offered by AIM.

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 I can see a diorama featuring a British United Carvair, Front door open with Oric Goldfinger's Rolls Royce about to be loaded.

 

A British Midland Argonaut would be a nice addition,having a set of decals from the old VHF supplies means I'll be getting a set of Engines.Thankfully the sheet is for G-ALHY and not HG wich was written off.Of course, the Argonaut was the aeroplane that returned a Young princess Elizbeth from Kenya on the death of her father to become Queen.

 

Does anybody have any information on the Balair DC 4 version Revell were due to release this Year?From the advance publicity, it is due to have a full set of  seating.Hats of to Revell if it does it is a shame Airfix did not do it with there Dan Air Dakota.

 

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On 4/11/2016 at 9:23 AM, jyguy said:

 Does anybody have any information on the Balair DC 4 version Revell were due to release this Year?From the advance publicity, it is due to have a full set of  seating.Hats of to Revell if it does it is a shame Airfix did not do it with there Dan Air Dakota.

 

Yes, civil version of the C-54 has completely different interiors. From cockpit bulkhead till end of fuselage, it futures seats, overhead bins, baggage storage and kitchen. For dimensions and layout, it was used as reference le C-54 in Lelystad (Holland) museum.....
 
On 4/11/2016 at 6:01 PM, Graham Boak said:

 

Well, I'd quite like an Argonaut conversion with BOAC transfers in 1/144.

Graham, engines in 1/144 scale do already exist. 

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Cheers,
Ivo
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Graham, from what I know, unfortunately, their are no decals for a BOAC Argonaut. Maybe other aircraft type BOAC decals from F-DCAL and/or 26Decals can be adapted.....

Hope this helps.

Ivo

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Now if you want something really different based on the DC-4/North Star , there is the Canadair C-5.  Only one built for 412 Sqn RCAF as the answer to "air Force One".  It was a DC-4M/North Star fuselage with DC-6 wings, engines and landing gear and DC-6 horizontal tail.

 

This 1:72 model built from French kit about 30 years ago was brush painted.  I removed fuselage plastic from ahead of and behind the wing to shorten the beast as per the book North Star.

 

Barney

 

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Brilliant Barney. Looks great. Thanks for the "learn something new everyday" moment with that info. Never heard of the C-5 before. (apart from the Galaxy and Sinclair's electric thing!)

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Barney That is nice! I was wondering how easy it would be to cross kit the Minicraft kits of the -4 and -6 to make the C-5. I know decals are available from Canmilair so no worries there. In fact I may well have a go at seeing the feasability as I have both types in my stash.

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34 minutes ago, Paul J said:

Barney That is nice! I was wondering how easy it would be to cross kit the Minicraft kits of the -4 and -6 to make the C-5. I know decals are available from Canmilair so no worries there. In fact I may well have a go at seeing the feasability as I have both types in my stash.

Paul, the wing mounting is different between the two Minicraft kits.   It is a case of just shortening a DC-6 to get the C-5;    It saves changing the nacelles of the C-54, as they are corrrect on the DC-6

 

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2 minutes ago, Barneydhc82 said:

Very nice Tony!.  Paul; I don't remember the amount required to shorten the fuselage but Tony looks like he nailed it.  One small mod was to add a 4th window to the rear fuselage.

 

Barney

Thanks Barney,    the sections to take out are 34mm ahead of the wing and 17mm behind; all in 1/72.       For 1/144 it's half of that.

 

Cheers, Tony

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