Airfix 1/72 Dakota – D-Day Doll
So, last year when the Dakotas were at Prestwick I took a run through on the Saturday with Innis and his pal on what turned out to be a particulary typical Scottish summer day.
We were able to get on board D-Day Doll which for me was wonderful as I’ve always loved the Dakota but for the kids it was an incredible experience, especially when they were told by the crew of her history. D-Day, Market Garden, Bastogne and the Berlin Air Lift.
The crew were available to talk to and for questions and spent a lot of time with the kids making them feel really really special and for this they have my undying gratitude.
Anyway as I had an Airfix Dakota MkIII in the house I went hunting for Decals for this Aircraft.
I knew that I didn’t have the talent or skill to covert it to a C-53 but tried to give it the impression of one.
This build stalled over the Christmas and New Year period. I told myself it was because I was making sure that I was finishing the Turkish Spitfire in time but the truth was that getting the invasion stripes done was terrifying me.
So, no extra window on the port side and the rear door isn’t right but I’m pleased with it despite the flaws and The Wee Man is utterly delighted.
OOB except for the Decals fromKitsWorld
Thanks very much for looking.
Just realised I’ve not unmasked the landing lights… This will be done
I’ve been told and I’m not quite sure how I managed it and didn’t notice myself but I’ve put the upper wing insignia on the wrong wing…Doh. This also will be rectified
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