Many moons ago, I moved to Greenland!
And with quite a few 109’s in progress, I needed time off for some nice and easy relaxing build. Having gone through my photos from those years spent in the arctic, I had quite a few images of the many “TWOTTERS” that bumbled around up there. I have also come across quite a few in Denmark, as there used to be a shop at my local airport that refurbished some for lease. And so I decided to travel back in time to re-visit the white fields of my youth.
With the choice of available kits rather limited to say the least – either an old Matchbox 1/72 or a Revell one that is actually just the old Matchbox in a new box, I pulled a Revell 1/72 from the stash. With the chosen kit secured on the bench, I did a check on the available decals – actually one from the kit could do, as there were the occasional Canadian DHC6 in Greenland, and they were really colourful in their all-yellow colours.
However, LN-decals have a range of decals for the kit, one being for a Greenlandair plane, and so I have ordered a few different decals from there, but still not decided witch one to make. It will most likely be a long-nosed one.
As the basic version has been determined, I have started some basic building. In the few seconds after opening the box, it became obvious that it will need a lot of attention to make a build that I will find acceptable. The wheels are really bad for one, and the whole cast is showing its age – and wear of the forms. Having checked for donors of resin AM wheels, I have found that the dimensions are the same as for a CASA 212 – so perhaps CMK may come to the rescue with AM parts for the specialhobby item, soon to be re-issued in yet another guise. Other possible candidates are Sikorsky H34 and S-58, and there are actually some available for these, albeit with the wrong rims.
Well – all that is for another day – lets get moving;
1. Showing clear signs of age
The fuselage was testfitted, and the cabin dividers and cockpit floor installed in one half.
Wings and nacelles ditto.
1. Fastlane assembly – for now, that is. Wings, nacelles and nosecone all assembled.
It became quite clear that some sort of interior is needed, and so I made a floor for the cabin today. I will not be able to decide on the interior (if any) until later when I have found out what plane I build.
I might even decide to make a new assembly line, so that I have 109 on one line and DHC6’s one the otter (oh – that is spelled other – sorry)
I really do not know where to go next – exciting, isn’t it? Suggetions and comments encouraged