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Revell DHC-6 Twin Otter, IRC, 2004, Afghanistan...


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Here's a fun one I have gad on the shelf for a while and feel it is time to take a whack at it.  A venerable kit, and some neat decals shoed allow this Otter to settle right inaminst the Unarmed crowd.

 

Box art...

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Profiles...

 

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Sprue...

 

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I'll get into it as soon as I rig the Bulldog over at the Bristol GB...

I think this'll be fun!  

 

--John

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I am looking forward to seeing this one done, I have done 2 out of 4 kits from my stash so far, and I really like it! Any further ideas may be taken down and used...

 

Ray

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Nice choice John. I've got one part-built that I'm hoping to get finished in the KUTA GB this year. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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1 minute ago, John Masters said:

How will you decorate your Otter?

Manx Airlines - I've designed my own decals for it (I use a very good decal printing service that prints in A4 so always get a few subjects done at the same time, so did this one at the same time as the sheet for my Il-76LL).

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OK...here we go.   I think this is an old kit.  The mouldings seem to be pretty rudimentary.  Also, being in white plastic, I will have to wait until it is primed with grey to see where I need to fill with white putty...

 

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Skipping a few steps...the glass is in, wing halves together, the cockpit area constructed and all kind of a grey colour.  This who are more industrious would open up the doors, fill the cargo bay with stuff, etc...I am building this as 'Looks great on the outside".

 

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Don't forget the weight!  The nose option for the IRC aircraft is the same as the Channel Islands aircraft.  And this bit of fishing tackle weighs in perfectly.

 

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Fit is good too!

 

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Coming along...

 

--John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuselage together...

 

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I couldn't resist puttying up those huge gaps in the nacelles...

 

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Props go yellow.  I'll mask the tips and spray them black.

 

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--John

 

 

 

 

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I seem to have deleted a bunch of progress photos...maybe not, I am not sure.  Anyway...landing gear on, nose on, stabilizers on.  

 

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The nacelles look better and the exhaust ports have been added.  I'll attache the wings tonight.

 

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--John

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Masks on the glass bits and some Milliput along the obvious, larger, seams.  I did this yesterday so today I will clean i tup and give it some primer.

 

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--John

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9 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

This is looking great John, have just caught up on your thread and it is nice to see one of these being built.

Thanks Ray...

And I have been slacking...house renovations, etc...

 

I have been smart.  I sprayed the black bits first and will mask them before giving the aircraft its all-white paint job.

 

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--John

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Black bits masked.  The hard parts were the nacelles, especially beneath the wing.  

 

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White from the Vallejo Primer White can...

 

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With the masks off it looks very black and white.  The nacelles need a lot of touch-ups and also the leading edges.  Easy stuff.

 

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--John

 

 

 

 

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Approaching the deadline...the 8th, I think.  Gotta get this off the bench!

 

Decals on, wheels on.  Touch up and satin varnish to go, then some light weathering.  A white aircraft is difficult to photograph with one's phone.

 

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--John

 

 

 

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All done!  I gave it some light dusting of exhaust and concrete tone...added the EZ Line radio wires, also added some plastic card dorsal radio/radar fins.  Now, I know these things are often times very clean and shiny.  Mine is depicted as being in use in dusty, windy, hot Afghanistan (or Algeria)...So it hasn't been hosed down yet...

 

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And, finished...

 

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I'll load the rest into the gallery later this evening.  Thank you all for a fun GB.  I was happy to participate.

 

--John

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Very nice and a good idea to have weathered it somewhat. According to the missions and local conditions having spotless aircraft was surely not a priority.

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On 8/3/2021 at 11:40 PM, Adrian Hills said:

Nice to have such interesting markings. It shows off the aircraft and it shows off your build 🙂

 

Thank you Adrian.  It was a fun build for sure.  Someday I might get around to building the bright yellow Canadian cousin!

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