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Alex1978

Pan American-Grace DC-8-33 Plasticart 1/100

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Plasticart's interpretation,thats all I can call it, of the famous DC-8 was by far the worst kit I had/build so far from that manufacturer.

Totally wrong noseshape,cabin windows much lower on one side of the fuselage than at the other,twisted parts...and so on,this one gave me more than once nightmares.It's on par qualitywise with Heller's DC-8 kit that I built some time ago.

More than a year in the making,I finally got it finished.

Most of the work went into the correction of the nose,to get it as accurate as possible.I reshaped the whole cockpit area,flattened and widened the "witch-nose",sanded it back as it was also too long and rescribed the air-intakes..

I rescribed also some panel-lines and flaps on the wings

The rest of the look was created with decals.

As the model looked very poor on its landing gear,I decided to make an inflight model,somehow like one of those from travel agencies.

The display stand was obtained from a Revell 747

Panagra was a joint venture between Pan American World Airways and Grace Shipping company and was formed in 1929 and operated throughout South America until it merged with Braniff International in 1967.

I found the livery quite appealing so I ordered this decal set from F-DCAL.

It matched on the kit with only little adjustments.

Hope you like it,

Cheers

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That's a stunner in those markings. Lovely.

David

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Well done on beating it into submission.

:thumbsup2: :thumbsup2:

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Dear Lord - if you say that is the worst Plasicart kit you have faced, then that is one truly awesome job done. ( Where's kitty )

Cheers,

Mike

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Dear Lord - if you say that is the worst Plasicart kit you have faced, then that is one truly awesome job done. ( Where's kitty )

Cheers,

Mike

Thank you Mike.

Kitties are not there.Pics were all take at my mom's place.

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