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Romeo Alpha Yankee

Airfix Douglas Dakota - 34 Squadron RAAF**Finished**

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I have started my next build, the new tool C-47 from Airfix. I have a self-imposed deadline of 10 Nov so this will be a quick one I hope. 

 

Decals are from the DK sheet from my last C-47 build and a simple SWPTO colour scheme of over Olive Drab over grey.

 

The build has progressed rapidly over the last couple of days and I hope to share some pictures soon.

 

Box shot as per last entry...

 

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Thanks Cliff, day 3 of the build and it is progressing nicely.

 

Lots of parts in the interior

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Which go together nicely

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Some paint goes on

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In my haste, I think something got misaligned so some persuasion required to get the fuselage together

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Persuasion removed and some seams puttied

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and finally on with the engine assembly

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I must say the kit is nicely engineered, if I slowed down a little no doubt I would get a better fit. I am sure it will look OK when finished.

 

Pictured with a few other distractions to keep thing interesting

 

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Those are some very NICE distractions...and those Airfix C47s are the easyest ones to build to a correct looking Dakota...

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Some more construction

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I decided to drill out the exhausts

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and clear parts are in

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Got some paint on

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Well despite all the criticism directed at this kit, it sure looks like a C-47, very nice 

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And it is finished, better photos soon.

 

On display at our local model comp with a couple of other 34SQN C-47s

 

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Well, I thought I had finished it, in my rush, I forgot to paint the de-icer boots! Oh well, back to the spray booth!

 

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Great looking model Ray, nice work on drilling out the exhaust. I also like the group shot, models seem to look even better when they are displayed as part of a themed collection like that. 

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Congratulations Ray. Another nice addition to your collection :goodjob:

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On ‎02‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 10:12 AM, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

Thanks Cliff, day 3 of the build and it is progressing nicely.

 

Lots of parts in the interior

24257273748_ec00edceb2_o.jpg

 

Which go together nicely

38055778466_72d104fbd6_o.jpg

 

Some paint goes on

38055777676_c6eb9d6ca4_o.jpg

 

In my haste, I think something got misaligned so some persuasion required to get the fuselage together

24257272428_5c26c8c9e8_o.jpgckr

 

Persuasion removed and some seams puttied

24257272108_23abdacb5b_o.jpg

 

and finally on with the engine assembly

38055777106_ff7a166cce_o.jpg

 

I must say the kit is nicely engineered, if I slowed down a little no doubt I would get a better fit. I am sure it will look OK when finished.

 

Pictured with a few other distractions to keep thing interesting

 

38109716281_76c3285796_o.jpg

 

I like the look of that Convair :)

 

Martin

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The Convair build is on the shelf of doom at the moment Martin ( @RidgeRunner ), I had some major problems with paint and it is in the process of being stripped back.

 

I have a build thread here:

 

I have not updated it in a while

 

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