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NorbertBu

Italeri 1/72 Douglas DC-3 Scandinavian SAS

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Nowadays it is common practice for Airlines to paint one of their Aircraft in a so called "Retro Look" to commemorate former successful times.

 

In 1952 the Scandinavian Airlines System, short SAS, went another way. They painted one of their Aircraft, in this case a DC-3, in a future livery, .

But when the new paint Job was shown to the bosses, they were not amused. They did not like it at all and ordered to repaint the Douglas immediately!

 

As Michael J. Fox said in "Back to the Future, part 1": You guys are not ready for that, but your kids are gonna love it!

 

So this Aircraft never flew in this beautiful livery, what a pity!

 

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If this livery Looks familiar to you, it has been used on SAS Aircraft like the A340, MD-90s etc.

 

The truth is, I built a Revell A340 in Austrian Airlines livery. The other choice was SAS. I did not want to build another of these big airliners but still liked the SAS decals. I reckoned they would fit onto a 72 scale DC-3, tried it and it worked!

 

I used the old Italeri kit for this Project. It was really a fun build!

 

For the painting I used Revell Aqua Colours, a mixture of Grey and Ocker and a drop of red.

 

 

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The base is made of spraypainted cardboard fixed to a MDF plate. Some grass and gravel added, that's all.

 

Hope you like the "what if".

 

cheers,

 

Norbert

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Great idea Norbert, and nicely done,

 

:thumbsup: I was thinking about doing something similar with a civil FW-200 that is waiting for a paint job, current Lufthansa colours perhaps?

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12 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

Great idea Norbert, and nicely done,

 

:thumbsup: I was thinking about doing something similar with a civil FW-200 that is waiting for a paint job, current Lufthansa colours perhaps?

Oh yeah, that would definitely be an unusual sight! Looking Forward to that.

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Excellent work on this "what if" build!

It looks especially nice with the diorama base and figures.

I tend to think those SAS company men were wrong to dislike this scheme.

:goodjob:

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