1/72 SAAF Dakota

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  1. Fearsome-13

    Fearsome-13 New Member

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    Greetings chaps...

    A departure from my usual scale of choice.... but have a look at the Italeri 1/72 Dakota painted up as a SAAF Vomit Comet from the Border War.

    Airbrushed with my trusty Badger 350 freehand, I used Tam acrylics, and clear cotes. I also ended up having to use Crystal Clear for the windows as they all popped into the fuselage during the painting process. I didnt have any decals for a SAAF Dak, beyond the insigina, so I hand painted the yellow stencils around the windows/exits.

    I'm still undecided if I want to finish her wheels up or down (always open to suggestions), and I have to add in the landing lights as well

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    When I showed the completed Dak to my old man (who flew them in the SAAF for a while), his comment was 'Nicely done, my boy... but it needs more oil streaks'.
     
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  2. Jeff Hunt

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    One should always listen to their father...especially when he flew them.

    Cheers,

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    ps...wheels down for me!
     
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    Looks good mate!
     
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    Like the look of that paint job...
     
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    Very nice (I'd also go with wheels down)
     
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    Nice Crate !! ;)
     
  8. Airframes

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    Nice one. It looks good in that colour scheme, and I agree about wheels down.
     
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    Nice work!
     
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