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Lockheed C-60 Lodestar "The texas wrangler". Special Hobby 1/72.


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Good afternoon, dear colleagues. I want to introduce you the C-60 Lodestar in my favorite 72nd. Model was assembled almost OOB (unfortunately the racks of wheels and propellers were of very poor quality and I had to make completely new ones). This plane had a very interesting history - originally a civilian C-60 was painted for the RAF, was sent to Australia but was used by the US Air Force. He went through the war and after was returned to the United States.

 

So: C-60 Lodestar "The Texas Wrangler" from 21th Air Transport Squadron, 374th Troop Carrier Group of USAAF, Archerfield air base, Brisbane,Australia. 

 

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All comments and criticisms welcome!

Thank's for your attention,

Sergiy (48).

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Hi Sergiy,

 

the Lodestar, Hudson, Ventura family are among the sexiest American twin engines, although that opinion may not be shared by some.

Whatever it is you did to this model, you did well, as it looks plain stunning!

Congrats

 

JR

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Thanks, jean!!!
Well, everyone has their own preferences! For me, the A-20 family is more sexual (I hope you will see one of the Boston by the end of the month), but I also love the heirs of a Lodestar, and only wait for a convenient moment for all of them (and for Harpoon too!) ...

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Very nice indeed,.......I have a few of these to make and I hope they turn out as nice as yours has,

Cheers

            Tony

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Excellent. Could do with bigger pics though.  

By the way I have one on build that has stalled for a bit but did you have any issues with fitting the etch flap extensions??

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Very nice indeed. Not too much of them are seen on the Forum...

Regards

J-W

 

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34 minutes ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

Nice looking model although bigger images would help us appreciate your work even more.

I have found clicking on the images brings up a larger picture on screen.

I'm not a tech head so I can't say for sure that it works like that for everyone.

Excellent model by the way.  Brilliant work!

Love the old WW2 Ventura in Aussie service.

 

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New wheel and props you say? ... I would never have guessed- your model looks excellent, particularly like the painting. Great work.                 Cheers, Dave

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1 hour ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

 

One small point, it is Archerfield  not Archefield.

Oops... Sorry, corrected!

11 hours ago, Paul J said:

 

By the way I have one on build that has stalled for a bit but did you have any issues with fitting the etch flap extensions??

About flaps: those that were given in their set of SH - are not correct! I made new ones from thin plastic using photos. 14413109038_6e74952437_b.jpgUnfortunately I did not take photos in the process.

5 minutes ago, Dave N said:

New wheel and props you say?

Sorry for my English! Not the wheels themselves (they are quite normal) - racks of wheels and propellers.

 

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