flymodel C-47 Skytrain 1/24 scale

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  1. deckape

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    #1 deckape, Dec 2, 2012
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    Ahoy
    Here is a giant of a airplane and build I been getting a few good nibbles on building a B-36 Peacemaker I will build that when I finish this one up. I all ready ordered the monogram B-36 I should be getting it one day this week coming up. Okay Dudes here's the upshot this a card kit by gomix flymodel on the scale of 1/33 I had the kit blown up to the scale of 1/24 with a wingspan of 46 inch,s big enough for all of us to enjoy a good kit it is I will start on it in the morning and get a few pictures posted during the build.

    Boats:D:D:D:D
     

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    Looks like this one is going to be a cracker! Would look great with some 1/24th scale Paras dropping out of it - British paras of course!!
     
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    That is gonna be huge Boats. I bet my wife would love to have that hanging from the ceiling fan.

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    Strewth! this ought to be good!
     
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    Holy cr*p! :shock: This one is going to be a belter! Going to be as enjoyable to watch as your other builds, can't wait Boats!
     
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    What do you use as adhesive? Can't wait to see this one!
     
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    Thanks Terry and you other fellows time to turn to on this Gem of a plane

    The Build has Begun





    On the first pictures show the cutted out parts of the cocpit compartyment they were assemled accordingly after all parts were assemblede I touched up the cut marks with water based paint, Next I will close in the cockpit the pictures will be shown on its contruction tomorrow.

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    Great stuff. Getting the popcorn!
     
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    Nice detail, and going to be a big, bulky bird when done!
     
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    Holey moley this is gonna be epic!
     
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    Ahoy
    LOLLLLLLLllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll fire up the popcorn machine thanks buddy

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    Ahoy Terry
    I wished this kit was the English Dakota I will try my best to add some english paratroupers thanks Terry.

    Boats
     
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    Okay fellas old boats wont let you all down on this one its going together smoothly, for the update build rep-ort on the skytrain I have compoleted the pilots compartment as per instructions all of the parts have been added later on i will do some touch up work with the trusty airbrush. As of now just co0mpleted the pilots compartment next i will add the acetate windows then proceed aft until the fuselage is completed. here are the update pix for the day more tomorrow.
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    Looking good Boats. Just a tip... it is better to tinge all edges of a part with a proper ink before sticking or assembling the piece together..
     
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    Beauty! And it's OK being in USAAF colours - our guys were dropped by 9th TC as well as RAF Daks.
     
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    Awesome work Boats!!
     
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    Thanks Fellas for your replies I am always Honored. Ok Guys back to the Skytrain Build report for now more coming this evening On the folllowing pictures shows the construction of skin 3 and 4 and thier formers. All edged are colored in before assembly this will get rid of all of the white paper that has been cutted out. One thing I forgot to mentioned is matching the color to the printing on the kit. it is very difficult you have to have a keen eye to mixing colors I got a little bleed through with the olive drab coloring on the nose pof the ship but once the fuslelage unit is completed I will tak my airbrush and fill in the the proper color I am spending time now mixing up the color to match the printing. The forward section of the fuselage is done and I am proceeding aft until done, letting the unit dry when dry I will take my burnishing tool and smooth out the seams and get rid of them I hate seams the model is build exactley like the real machine former to former and their skins gives it relisym here are the following pictures. Wojtek I have no access to ink as you mention good ole Buddy maybe you can help me to obtain the ink, Here are the pix.

    Boats:D:D:D:D
     

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    Fantastic! :notworthy:
     
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    That is friggin' amazing!
     
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