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  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 01, 2019 1:55 PM

Apologies for the small image.

Looks just like yours.

A detail I had completely forgotten- there were curtains on a sort of continuous cable/ rope/ bungie cord that could be pulled open or closed with a lot of work. During the day they were bunched up between the windows.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, April 04, 2019 5:42 PM

Look how the people are dressed. The men had suits and the women wore dresses. The first time I flew (1974), I wore dress pants, a sport's coat, dress shirt and I tie. Not now.  

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 04, 2019 7:14 PM

I wore a diaper and a onesie.

In 1956, the DC-6 had a thing like a net bag that hung on the side by the window seat, which the baby slept in.

After that though, it was truly Sunday-go-to-church wear for quite a while.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:06 AM

Gave up on trying to light the interior.  I had glued in LEDs in ceiling of cabin, and then tried to wire them.  Burned out the LEDs 'cause I soldered the leads too close to the body of the LED.  Haven't done an electronic project in years, so my soldering skills have deteriorated.  People will have to strain their eyes to see the interior, but so be it.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:45 AM

Just a thought- I put lights in one of my ships by running two rows of copper tape along the underside of the weather deck. I took my LEDs and bent the leads out 90 deg. in opposite directions and stuck each to a tape "bus" with shorter pieces of the same tape. It has held up really well over the years.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:52 AM

GMorrison

Just a thought- I put lights in one of my ships by running two rows of copper tape along the underside of the weather deck. I took my LEDs and bent the leads out 90 deg. in opposite directions and stuck each to a tape "bus" with shorter pieces of the same tape. It has held up really well over the years.

 

Hmmm.  I could have done that, maybe.  I could get copper tape from Michaels.  Oh well, to late now.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:56 AM

Revell seems to have avoided needing different versions of the instructions in different languages by making use of icons and groups of icons.  However, this is a very complex model, with many, many options.  The result is that in many cases, when options are available the meaning of the instructions becomes unclear.  I am working on the flaps now (option of flaps up or down).  Either there are some misnumbering of parts numbers in the instructions, or I am not understanding the instructions.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 11:02 PM

Not to hijack the thread, but a good if not great companion to this model is the old Heller 1/72 DC-6.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:09 AM

GMorrison

Not to hijack the thread, but a good if not great companion to this model is the old Heller 1/72 DC-6.

 

 

Yes, indeed!  I remember someone who had a gorgeous build of that model several years ago at a Nordicon contest.  I thought I had a great airliner build that year,  but that Heller build certainly was the best build in that category, by far.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 12, 2019 10:34 AM

Got 70 grams of weight under the floor- instructions say 60.  That should keep it sitting on nose gear.

Got the four R-2000s ready to install.  They are little gems.  I lost a cylinder (cutting it loose from sprue).  I'll try to hide that with a prop blade.

I'm ready to try to close up fuselage now.  That will be a big test- will it come together without too big a gap at seam.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 22, 2019 8:33 AM

I've put everything away except the fuselage.  As I had worried about, the fuselage sides did not close up perfectly.  There is about a 3/32 gap in both top and bottom seams.  I am filling the gap with styrene strips, then putty and priming.  This will take awhile, so I am also working on another kit- a vintage wooden antique car kit!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, April 22, 2019 1:25 PM

Hello Don!

How about trying to sand something away from the inside, or maybe from the cabin module? The old pencil trick might come in handy here. Might save you some work in comparisom with those styrene inserts... And might be better for the model lines in the end. What do you think? Good luck with your builds and have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, April 22, 2019 2:27 PM

I will build mine without any interior except whatever is needed for the nose gear well.

i will also use the decals for the windshields.

Sorry to hear about the poor fit.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 8:17 AM

Hi Johnny K;

     Listen , Even now I wear the proper clothes to stuff . Dress Suit ( The works ) for Weddings and Funerals, and Business meetings ) SportCoat , Tie and Starched collar shirt ,and Polished Shoes for travel. I think wearing Blue jeans ( Pressed ) Aloha Shirt and Tennies don't say well dressed to me . .Just Sayin ; T.B. Remember back in Mine and Don's day, dress also indicated your supposed status in the world when you were off work or even on . Blue Collar meant to me Starched Uniform Shirt and Trousers and if necessary Shined shoes and Clean Fingernails .

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