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Pretty PANAGRA DC-6B (Minicraft 1-144)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Towson MD
Pretty PANAGRA DC-6B (Minicraft 1-144)
Posted by gregbale on Monday, July 25, 2016 2:15 PM

Here are a few shots of my recently-completed Minicraft 1/144 DC-6B "Mainliner," in the striking '50s livery of Pan American Grace Airways, a.k.a 'Panagra." Build is totally OOB (with the exception of fishing weights added to the nose to make it stand up straight).

The excellent decals were ordered online from 8A-Decs in Mexico. I had never had occasion to use their stuff before, but was pleased with both the quality of the decals themselves and the care taken in shipping.

A few minor errors resulted from my own inattention. I think the graphics may have originally been drawn up for the 1/72 Heller kit, and 'shrunk down' to fit airliner scale, and I failed to take that possibility into account before 'jumping in,' resulting in some minor 'drift' as to proper placement. No excuse, I should have known better.

Nevertheless, quite happy with it overall. It's a colorful scheme I haven't seen done very often. (Liked it so much, as a matter of fact, that I picked a set of the same for my Roden DC-3).

Hope you enjoy the pics.

Tags: DC-6 , PANAGRA

Greg

 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, July 25, 2016 3:57 PM

Hello Greg!

Like the title says - it's really pretty! I can't really see the problem you described in the pics! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

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    March, 2008
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:52 AM

Had to open it on my phone to see the pics, looks awesome. I didn't see the problem area either, but I'm not familiar with that scheme. Nice colors though.

Chris

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:01 AM

 

Very nice!  I have that kit in my stash, and your post has made me move the kit up in my queue, to build soon.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:01 AM

Thanks, Gents, for your comments.

I've always thought of the DC-6 as the quintessential '50s airliner---but I had the kit in my stash quite a while before I found a livery that got me really jazzed to finally build it. This one seemed to do the trick, with nice colors and the 'classic' look and style of the era.

Greg

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:26 AM

Well Now :

 That is pretty . But you know I always thought the DC-7-C was the cats meow .This bird is very well done . I Like your work !  T.B.

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    January, 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:12 PM

Good grief!  That's BEAUTIFUL!!!!  I LOVE 1/144 airliners.  SO many subjects....SO many decal sets!
You knocked this one out of the park!!!!
Thanks for sharing the pics, mate!

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:16 AM

leemitcheltree

Good grief!  That's BEAUTIFUL!!!!  I LOVE 1/144 airliners.  SO many subjects....SO many decal sets!
You knocked this one out of the park!!!!
Thanks for sharing the pics, mate!

 

Thanks so much!

I agree about 1/144 airliners---too many cool schemes to do in a lifetime. (I'm getting ready to start a Royal Air Maroc 727 as soon as some of my other current projects are done!)

Greg

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:22 AM
Sorry I missed the initial post, Greg; that is super nice!
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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by Aussie747 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:59 PM
Great work Greg, love the scheme

Ray

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    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:17 PM

Thanks, guys.

Greg

 

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  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:24 PM

Beautiful!

Mike

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 02, 2016 4:10 AM

It is definately "Pretty".  I see no issues with the decals.  You did a great job!

Toshi

 

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