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:tumble: Hello, is there anybody here?

I might as well kick things off. Goodness knows how many Airfix/Italeri/Revell kits we'll see, but here's a pic of mine:

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plus accessories:

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I've had my fill of olive drab for a while, so I'll be doing the German based U.S. one at the bottom. Hopefully this'll be a nice quick build with minimal fiddling and as such, I will not be dropping the flaps.

Cheers

Andy

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Yes I am here! and glad you could join in! Looks like you've got all the goodies for that build - I'm a bit jealous! Nice choice of colour scheme too.

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Good to see that someone is doing a silver and white scheme! Always a challenge to depict accurately. Incidentally there is a C-47 on Wolfpack Decals Strategic Air Command sheet.

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Hi guys. Thanks for the interest.

Good to see that someone is doing a silver and white scheme! Always a challenge to depict accurately. Incidentally there is a C-47 on Wolfpack Decals Strategic Air Command sheet.

I don't know about challenge :o - this was supposed to be a nice simple build :) .

So, I've decided to start with the ... engines :shrug:

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On the plus side, there is no need to remove the pour stubs. On the minus - there are fourteen 4mm pushrod tubes to put on each one. Once more the poor kitchen brush donates some bristles for the cause!

More soon

Andy

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OK, having said I'm going to do one from 1966, I realise that I have no idea what colour it should be on the inside.

Before I spray everything interior green, does anyone know different?

I would only hazard a guess that they wouldn't have bothered to change the interior colour from the original specs, so I'd say interior green is about as safe as you'll get. There's dark green padding material on the inside of some Daks too, not sure if this particular machine would be fitted with it though.

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I have been making steady progress and now it's time to post some piccies. As I'm going to be leaving the passenger door open, I've added a little interior detail around that area. I've also used the etch details for the cockpit and I reckon if I leave the cockpit side windows open some of it might actually be visible when it's finished.

General shot:

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Wall detail opposite the door:

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View of the cockpit and lap belts

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That should be good enough considering how difficult it is to see inside.

Andy

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Looks great Andy, but I am afraid the cockpit and forward cabin detailing is all in vane. Your can't see any thing in there when it is all buttoned up :(

I need to get a move on with mine.....

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Looks great Andy, but I am afraid the cockpit and forward cabin detailing is all in vane. Your can't see any thing in there when it is all buttoned up :(

I need to get a move on with mine.....

Oh well, it's not like it took very long to put in. Time to glue it all together.

Andy

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I've had a go at the wheel wells. In my usual lazy way, I thought that I might as well do a pattern for one and then mould as many as I need.

Master and mouldings

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Painted first

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Then folded up into a box

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And finally, in situ

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I'm pleased with them. Of course, they're not completely accurate, being a bit shallow and having a flat roof, but they are effective in place and stop you being able to look through to the back of the passenger benches :o .

PM me if you would like a pair.

Andy

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Wow, you make that sound so easy, '...I thought that I might as well do a pattern for one and then mould as many as I need...' :) I've tried moulding things and it isn't as easy as it first appeared ?

It's looking really good. It'll be nice to see a brightly coloured model when it's finished.

Gary

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Wow, you make that sound so easy, '...I thought that I might as well do a pattern for one and then mould as many as I need...' :) I've tried moulding things and it isn't as easy as it first appeared ?

It's looking really good. It'll be nice to see a brightly coloured model when it's finished.

Thanks Gary. This was a nice flat block mould with no real undercuts, so about as easy as it gets. It really was bish, bash, bosh!

Looking through the other posts, I realize I'm going to have to get a move on or else everybody else will have finished, packed up, and bundled off down the pub before I've even got around to the decals! I have made progress and am in the process of detailing the undercarriage. Oh, and I've discovered that 3mm craft resin rhinestones make great landing light lenses at about 2p each (from eBay).

Pictures soon, I promise

Andy

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You've got plenty of time Andy. Those wheel wells look fab and are a huge improvement to that kit.

Great progress, I'm impressed

Andy

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Thanks Andy. As promised, I have a couple of pics to put up. First up is one of the rhinestone landing lights.

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At this magnification you can make out the facets which is a bit off-putting, but when the cover is on it's nice and bright and looks just like a round headlamp.

We also have the undercarriage assemblies, which have been detailed with a bit of photo-etch, some wire and some plastic strip

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I reckon that pretty much does it for construction, so it's into the booth for some primer.

More soon

Andy

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James - let's not count our chickens; there's still plenty of time for me to get it all horribly wrong!

Priming finished, pre-shade soon.

Andy

Haha! Never a truer word spoken - can't wait to see the end product

Andy

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Those undercarriage mods look good and that's a good idea for the lights.

I hope you don't mind if I copy some of your enhancements on to my build (that's the advantage of being behind everyone else ... I can get to see all those good ideas and use them myself :) ).

It's looking good so far.

Gary

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