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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Mysterious DC-7 Model...
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:47 PM

I'm not sure, but I think by the shape of the tail, this is a 1/144 scale DC-7 model. It reminds me of those old aircraft recognition models you see hanging from the ceiling in WWII movies. A fellow vendor comped it to me when Steve and I vended at Modelpalooza. Vintage Flyer Decals has some interesting 1/144 DC-7 decals, a Braniff set in particular, that I like so that's how I'm going to build it. The picture is all the pieces in the kit, so, yeah, not as complex as a Tamiya kit. I just need to add a display stand for when it's done.

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:55 PM

It looks like a DC-7 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:02 PM

crown r n7

It looks like a DC-7 

 

Might be, but the tail looks too short to be a DC-7.

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:08 PM

it seems to me the tail is slimmer, then the DC-6 and the four bladed prop with hub cones.

 

 

 Nick.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:31 PM

A 1/144 DC-7 would be 9.33 inches long. A DC-6 8.75 inches long (DC-6A).

Your model looks bigger than that.

The top bottom split is really unusual.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:28 PM

Well, the fuselage does measure out to be just a bit shy of 9.25" so probably a DC-7. Still, the tail does seem a bit short. Then again, this isn't a high end kit.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:32 AM

Tail looks right to me. Prop spinners look sevenish to me too.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:30 PM

Been working on the mystery DC-7 today. Sanding the fuselage seams. A few spots will need some filler CA glue. Especially need to fill and smooth the cockpit windows. After filling and sanding and smoothing, this weekend I'll probably attach the wings. The kit is pretty basic but I think it will finish out nice.

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  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:55 PM

Looking real good ..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:20 PM

Coming along nicely Frank.

                   

 

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