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1/72 Italeri C-47 - RAAF ARDU (Aircraft Research and Development Unit) 1979

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1/72 Italeri C-47 - RAAF ARDU (Aircraft Research and Development Unit) 1979
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:06 PM

After being well under way on this build, Hobby Boss have released their 1/72 C-47, so I wish I waited for that kit for this build, but oh well. 

Didn't get the finish I hoped for with this, a few mistakes around windows with glue marks and less than brilliant masking, but it will sit nicely in the display cabinet anyway. 

Decals are from Hawkeye Models

Paint scheme is Ak Xtreme Aluminium, Tamiya X-2 Gloss White and MRP International Orange, several coats of AK Gauzy and Flory Dark Dirt Wash in the panel lines.

The inspiration....


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    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:52 PM
I can't see any of the faults you mentioned. Looks great


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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:52 PM

Man, that is one "odd" paint scheme !


 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:39 PM

Looks great to me as well, Grant.  But check out the Airfix new tool C-47 before you go for the Hobbyboss kit.


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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:42 AM

As always sir, I see perfection in the making.

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:42 AM

Grant - another beauty!

It's just uncanny how you master even the most challenging paint schemes - and this one is pretty tough!

What caught my attention is the orientation of the cangaroos on the top surface of the wings - I'd never say they should be oriented this way!

And yes, take a look at the new tool Airfix C-47, it's a beauty!

Thanks for sharing and keep 'em babies comin', have a nice day


All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:06 AM

Fantastic job, that paint scheme really jumps out at you.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Grant Dalzell on Thursday, December 07, 2017 5:15 AM

Thanks guys, yep, Kangaroos always feet towards fuselage and nose forward on RAAF markings

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:33 AM

Looks great!  I had not heard of Hobby Boss' kit.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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