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I've really enjoyed going the extra mile with this great old kit. 

I was steered in the direction of the Skytruck books etc and came across the exotic wonderland of South American Aviation. 

WOW! 

Spoiled for choice, I finally decided on CP-1267 with Transportes Aereos Bolivar, opened some of the doors, dropped those magnificent flaps and got some movement on the elevator and rudder. 

Hand painted decor over the Ali foil and finished with laser printed decals. 

This was my first attempt at this, and I am well pleased with how they went on. 

An acknowledgement to fellow BMer obermartin who assisted greatly with the graphic design 👍

 

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Loved doing the build. 

If you have one in your stash, either dig it out and make it.... 

... Or PM me to discuss a sale /trade /swap!!! 

😎🇧🇴😎

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Hello Rob, that looks like a real heavy used skytruck 👍 great job on those decals as well..

 

cheers, Jan

 

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Great and unusual subject!

A ponderous model with a lot of work on!

Congratulations!

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Excellent work Rob :clap2:... I built one for a customer many years ago. His father flew them over the “Hump” during the war. 

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Should any browsers want to follow the build as it developed, the WIP is here, 

 

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That has come up well Rob, I'm not normally a huge fan of foiling but in this case I think it works quite well & has surely produced a stunning looking model. I have one in stock, not its not for sale & no, it won't be started for ooooh, a while yet, :)

Steve.

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Rob ,Good to see a civil C-46, I have an Everts Air Fuel one thanks to DrawDecals

 

 

  Trev (vh-bob)

 

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Hi Rob

Another foiling masterpiece, great model fella and great work.

All the best

Chris

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Rob..........

 

Great results on a most interesting subject.  :clap:

 

Mike

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Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. 

Doing the Curtiss has been a real pleasure, and opened my eyes to an interesting area of aviation. 

The dear old C46 is barely mentioned in the standard histories . In Europe and elsewhere, the plane is completely overlooked, and overshadowed by the DC3s. 

In the research, I came across an interesting diversion... 

There was a mod tried that involved fitting a couple of small jet turbines under the wings - that ran on the same fuel - in an effort to boost the performance of the plane. 

The Brazilian airline Varig tried this, apparently... 

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Some interesting info and documentation came up on the WIP 

On 12/05/2019 at 09:50, vh-bob said:

Good to see a civil C-46

Definitely, Trev!! 

There's absolutely NO excuse to douse your model in olive drab or any other form of "beige "!! 

😎🇧🇴😇

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On 5/11/2019 at 6:49 PM, rob Lyttle said:

 

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😮 Oh my word! That metal finish is ace! Sorry I missed this build. Looks like you have another stunner on your hands. 

 

Johnny

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2 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

stunner on your hands.

It's been a blast, Johnny. 

As in your style, learning loads along the way. That's the point, isn't it!? 

 

And laser print bespoke decor into the bargain. 

So many possibilities.... 

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