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Jeff Groves
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Airfix Douglas C-47 Skytrain

November 14, 2019 · in Aviation · · 9 Comments

This is the new mold C-47A in scale. It is a fine kit in all respects, it builds up quickly and with no surprises. The interior is perfectly adequate, very little can be seen in any case and I would advise against adding additional detail as the effort will be wasted. I did add ignition wiring to the engines as these can be seen, and I replaced the kit wheels with aftermarket resin which offered a small improvement. I added brake lines from wire, and Uschi antenna lines. Kit decals were used, and represent " is Here" of the 92nd Troop Carrier Squadron / 439th Troop Carrier Group operating from Devon, England for the Normandy landings. The invasion stripes showed through the fuselage insignia so those were doubled up with spares from the decal stash. A nice kit overall, one which can be recommended without reservation.

Build thread here:

11 additional images. Click to enlarge.

9 responses

  1. Jeff, great build and nice review. The kit looks whole adequate in detail and you've done it justice.

    My only question is why did you post so many shots of the 1:1 bird? 🙂

  2. Nicely done Jeff, love the outdoor shots with real sunlight. Very realistic pics.

  3. Really fine work and great photos.

  4. Nice clean build - well done!

  5. This is a great build! Nice outdoor shots.

  6. Thanks guys! If the outdoor pictures fool the eye for the first ten seconds or so then I consider them to be a success!

  7. Well, the outdoor photos fooled my eye for around 15 seconds, so you can consider them a real success.

    Really nice work on this. Your paintwork is excellent and it really does "look real."

  8. True beauty. Super nice work at this scale. The photos really sell it.

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