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1/144 Airfix Boeing 314 Clipper

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
1/144 Airfix Boeing 314 Clipper
Posted by kensar on Saturday, August 04, 2018 6:38 PM

Just finished this one from the Golden Age of air travel - the Boeing 314.  The first passenger flight was in 1939, so it didnt run for long, but the Dixie Clipper ferried Roosevelt to the Malta Conference during the war.  After the war, the airlines didnt need them because airports were built all over the world and land based planes were safer and faster.

This 1/144 Airfix model was a test bed for working out a natural metal finish.  I used AK Interactive paints and I'm very happy with the results.  No clear coat.



Comments welcome!



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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, August 04, 2018 8:16 PM


Your build looks great


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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 05, 2018 2:46 AM

That turned out really nice.  Iconic airplane, flying boats are a thing of the past.



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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, August 05, 2018 6:36 AM

Very nice!  I have one about 3/4 done.  Yours is an inspiration to get back to work on it!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, August 05, 2018 6:37 AM

The Boeing and Martin clippers have always facinated me. Such beautiful airplanes. Kensar, your build of the Dixie Clipper is beautiful. I have this same kit but the box art is a camo BOAC clipper.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Sunday, August 05, 2018 12:55 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys.  Through most of the build it didn't look like much with all the aluminum color, but when I started adding the details and decals, it started looking very good.  My kit also had decals for the 'Berwin' version.  Don't know how old the kit was, but the instruction sheet and decals had yellowed quite a bit.



  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 05, 2018 8:01 PM

Nice work!  Everybody should have a Clipper in their collection.


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