SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

C-47 Skytrain/Dakota/DC-3 GB

22455 views
644 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:12 PM

Mini Whiskey 7#2 is all done!  Phew.  Now I just have to make a permanent enclosed home for it.  It will be part of a display with two other planes I plan on building that also call the museum home.

A ton of pics...........

Wheel chocks, pitot static tube cover, gust locks, antenna, flags, stairs, various scoops on the fuse, anti-collision light interior seats, tubes on the exhaust, some of the cockpit and donation bomb were all scratch built.  I used PE flaps, PE interior and exterior.  Paints were a mix of Model Master enamels, Tamiya acrylics, and acrylic craft paint.  Thanks for looking!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:20 PM

Sweet, Keyda.  I wish I had more time, I'd join in.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:47 PM

jeaton01

Sweet, Keyda.  I wish I had more time, I'd join in.

 

Thanks jeaton!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:47 PM

After a long intermission I'm back to the R4D.  I sanded down the old Airfix giant rivets and started assembling things.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, February 17, 2020 12:59 PM

Nice!  Glad to see some progress!

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:59 PM

Although I'm not building one I drop in routinely and check out everyone's builds. Some really great version of the C-47. I stopped into the MAPS museum in Canton OH this week. They have the Ruptured Duck on display. In better weather you can climb inside. Thought I'd drop a pic in here and let anyone know if they'd like a walk-around I could grab lots of detailed shots on one of my trips. I'm around there usually every month.

chris

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. Can't decide if that 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago should be next or not...it is last model on my SOD.

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:57 PM

I assume that bird is just a static and not a flier? 

 

Finally finished my "display case".  My Dad built the stand at some point roughly 30 yrs ago for his 55 Gal fish tank.  He got rid of the tank and added the upper section at some point, I don't remember when.  When he passed away he was using at a display shelf for his diecast cars.  I couldn't just toss it.  So I brought it home and used it as a display shelf for my models.  I needed some place to put Mini Whiskey 7 and eventually Mini Movie Memphis Belle.  So I decided to modify the shelf a bit to make them fit, and be able to keep the dust out.  I added a back, and sides to the middle of the stand, and a piece of clear acrylic sheet to the front for the door.  I may do something different with the side, I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, lol.

The small plane is a Mini L-21.  Another one of the museums birds.  It was the very first plane my daughter ever flew in.

Once Mini MMB is done she'll go on the other side. 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:36 AM

"I assume that bird is just a static and not a flier? "...yep, not going anywhere without some major work I would guess. It is nice to walk through.

that display case is really a nice set up. The tiered look really catches your eye.

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. Can't decide if that 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago should be next or not...it is last model on my SOD.

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:40 AM

Well on the bright side at least it's in a museum and being taken care of.  What drives me nuts is when they are left to rot outside. 

Thanks!  It's been re-purposed a few times, and seems to work rather well for displaying models.  I still have tons of space on the bottom two shelves.  Told myself no more buying, just building!

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:18 AM

Chugging along on the R4D

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 5:57 PM

And just like that we have some paint.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:32 PM

I did a little more RD4 painting last night.  Things are looking to shape up here/

On Ed's bench, ???

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Nice work on the R4D!  Looks like she'll be ready for decals soon.

Gary

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:30 PM

Thanks, just a little more black spots to paint and I'll hit it with some clear.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:36 PM

Going to have to hold up on the R4D till I get the decal issue resolved.  They are just not staying together.

On Ed's bench, ???

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.