rob Lyttle Posted September 9, 2021 Share Posted September 9, 2021 I'm going to have to take my time working out the painting process on the DHC-6, so rather than sitting watching paint dry I'll have some fun with this..... My Airfix book puts it at 1958, and indeed the kit content is appropriately simple. I guess it was originally a Series 1 kit in a poly bag. I picked up some prop-liner books some time ago on a recommendation, to help and inspire with a few civil builds. One is the Osprey publication "Caribbean Props", and it features a nice set of pictures of a Grumman flying-boat in action.... Well, it turns out that the plane pictured is in fact a Grumman Mallard, clearly a bigger and later (post war?...) development of the Gosling. But it gives me some idea of what could be done with the little kit. The Gosling has smaller engines, inverted in-line pretty much in the style of a DH Gipsy engine. While the US Coast Guard scheme is good looking and close enough to a civil option for me, I was pondering the possibility of using the decals left over from the DHC-6 Twin Otter - the Canadian West Coast Air decor - as a what-if..... Anyway, got to build it first. 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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