Atlantis (ex-Aurora) “Classic Plastic” TWA DC-9, 72nd scale
This is one that I just completed; it’s the Atlantis Models DC-9-15 (or thereabouts). This kit appears to be a re-issue of an ancient kit, which I believe was originally Aurora. In any event, the kit is very basic, and consists of parts with very little detail. Perhaps the best part of this kit is that there are no windows, just decals to represent windows. I rarely do airliners, but when I do, I always have to fill the windows, which I later replace with decals. Filling airliner windows is always a chore, so I was pleased that this kit didn’t have any.
The kit comes with liveries for Hughes Air West, and TWA. While the kit decals appear nice, they have little detail other than than markings for the airline. I located a set of TWA decals from Vintage Flyer, and these decals are magnificent to see and use. The Vintage Flyer sheet contains all the livery markings, plus doors, windows, and vents. .
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