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Civilian R4D - Parts/Mod Question

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  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: Central USA
Civilian R4D - Parts/Mod Question
Posted by qmiester on Sunday, November 22, 2009 4:16 PM

I'm working on a model of a civilian R4D for a gentleman who owned and operated one for years.  I'm using a 1/48 Revell (Monogram) C-47 to make the conversion and most of the mods are fairly simple and straight forward (removal of astrodome, shorter intakes, modified exhaust pipes etc).

Some of the R4D family (R4D5???) had a weather radar installed in the nose which resulted in a slightly longer and more pointed nose cone being installed. Would any of you care to guess which nose this particular R4D has?  So my question is this, is there an aftermarket version of this nosecone available for the Monogram/Revell 1/48 C-47 and where one might find it?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:16 PM
Quincy, that nose was an add on and there was probably more than one shape available.  Remmert Werner did a lot of mods on DC-3 types and the radome may be from them.  I would probably shape it up from Millliput or Aves ApoxySculpt. 


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