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wkennerley

1/144 Minicraft DC-3 - Air Rhodesia

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Hi all, finally I have something to push me to build my 1/144 DC-3 in Air Rhodesia colours. I bought this to 'fly' above the n gauge model railway layout I am building -

Wayne

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:popcorn:

Okay, I'm sitting up and paying attention.

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Thanks Mitchem

Have you got any photos showing the props of the Air Rhodesia DC-3 (or are they C-47s as they have the large loading doors?) - I can't make up my mind what colour they are, they look grey/silver to me

Cheers

Wayne

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Thanks Mitchem

Have you got any photos showing the props of the Air Rhodesia DC-3 (or are they C-47s as they have the large loading doors?) - I can't make up my mind what colour they are, they look grey/silver to me

Cheers

Wayne

I'm afraid I don't have any photos, but I'd go with the grey / silver.

Some photos available on the Internet :

Santa Claus

and a few on Rob Norton's site :

Robin Norton

No pressure, but I'm counting on you getting it right as I have a 1/72 DC-3 in the loft waiting to come downstairs.

mike

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Ah no pressure then!! I am not looking forward to trying to get the white right - I have bought some appliance white to trial

Wayne

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No pics but primer done and coat of alclad black base, needs some polishing once it has had a day or two to set

Wayne

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Damn I have just noticed that the aircraft registration is in white!! Decals are not - I will have to find some white letter decals somewhere for them. Any ideas anyone?

Thanks

Wayne

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Hi Wayne, glad to see another Dak on the go. hmmm not too sure about where to find 1/144th scale white letter I'm afraid but I hope you overcome the issue :)

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Appliance white top and alclad polished aluminium u/s and wings done - waiting for white to dry before taking pic - Still not found white letters this may be difficult to finish - I emailed twosix decals earlier this week, to see if they can scale their 1/72 declas to 1/144 but no reply as yet

Wayne

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Both Modelart & Modeldecal do generic sheets of white lettering. They state they are 1/72, but can obviously be used on other scales depending on the size of the aircraft. There may be something you can use on these? ;

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAGEN005 (the black lettering sheet shows the size & styles better - http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAGEN004 )

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MD048B

HTH

Keef

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Finally some photos, the paint has run a bit so needs some tidying up, also some pulled off when I removed the tape

Wayne

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Looking good - well impressed with the paintwork.

I can see I'm going to struggle to hold out on the 1/72 one for the Airliner GB.

mike

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That's looking nice - I like the metal work!

And a 72nd one Mike - can't wait to see that....!!!

K

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It does look nice doesn't it? Beautiful finish with the bare metal :)

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Looks beautiful, it really does. I dont think many (if any) will spot the inaccuracies. Top work Wayne! :clap2:

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Wayne, that is a beauty...inaccuracies? All I see is a great model - fantastic job in a great scheme

Andy

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Thanks for the kind words guys - Main inaccuracy is that I believe the aircraft should be a C-47 (big loading doors) not a DC-3.

Wayne

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Damn it Wayne !

That's turned out really well - well enough for me to go into the loft and fetch mine down.

Must resist....must resist..... :wall:

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That looks positivley Fab Wayne... love the polished metal! And meh who notices a slight differentiation on a door!

And Mitch you can always do one in 1:72 here and.... I am sure you could do something else for the airliner GB next year!

Resistance is futile!

James

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I think that looks gorgeous - the c/s seems to suit the Dk quite well

(btw - do you want the Pan Am decals that came with the kit?

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