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C-47 Skytrain/Dakota/DC-3 GB

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:32 PM

That's a really cool pic.  Nice of you to donate  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:04 AM

Thanks Mark!  It was nice to finally see them both together. 

keavdog, Credit for the pic goes to one of the other volunteers, my pic wasn't as good, lol.  My cousin convinced me to donate it.  A lot more people can see it being there rather than in my living room, and it gives me an excuse to build another!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, April 14, 2019 9:48 AM

Keyda81
My cousin convinced me to donate it. A lot more people can see it being there rather than in my living room, and it gives me an excuse to build another!

I think you've properly 'hit the nail on the head'...on both counts! Big Smile

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:46 PM

gregbale

 

 
Keyda81
My cousin convinced me to donate it. A lot more people can see it being there rather than in my living room, and it gives me an excuse to build another!

 

I think you've properly 'hit the nail on the head'...on both counts! Big Smile

 

I had an absolute blast building it, yes it was stressful at times, but I managed somehow, and know what I'm in for next time around!

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    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:19 PM

I've managed to aquire two more of the old Monogram kits. 

I've started to track down aftermarket stuff as well.  This is where things get expensive, lol.  I need 2 sets of H21 Flying Banana PE seats, 2 sets of exterior PE, 2 sets of interior PE, 1 set of flaps, 1 set of metal landing gear and resin wheels(for the static build).  I'll still have to track down some decals, or attempt masking and painting the National Insignia.  I figure I can paint the W7 on, and I know I can do the "R" on the tail.  That still leaves the tail number. 

I still have some LED stuff laying around from my 1/48 Herc.  But I'll need to pick up some motors to make spinning props on the in flight build.  This is the area I'm going to need some help.  I'm not that great with electrical stuff!  So if anyone has any tips on pulling this off I'd appreciate any advice.  I intend to have probably 3 interior LED's, one on the tail, one at the tail cone, one for each wing tip and the two landing lights on the wings, along with the a motor for each prop. 

No idea when I'll get started on any of this, or which one I'll tackle first.  It's slow season when it comes to building models. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:25 PM

Keyda, here's another Whiskey 7 you can do, dropping parachutists at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy on April 16, 2019.  Practicing for a D-Day commemoration?

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, April 19, 2019 7:18 AM

Hmmm, I do have a 1/72 C-130J in the stash.  Lol.  Thanks jeaton, I would of never thought of that.  I have seen a pic too.  There's at least two Hercs with those markings.

Is it just me or do the invasion stripes look odd?  I don't know what it is, they just don't look right to me for some reason. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 19, 2019 7:10 PM

The strips are probably the same width they were in WW II, but they do look pretty skinny on such a big airplane, as does the W7.  Artistic license may be called for on the model.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:26 PM

jeaton01

The strips are probably the same width they were in WW II, but they do look pretty skinny on such a big airplane, as does the W7.  Artistic license may be called for on the model.

 

They do look skinny.  It probably is because they are on a larger plane.  I managed to get a pic of one back in November that had the invasion stripes.  Looks a little better when your closer.

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