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Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota)

Back from the forgotten storage box: Monogram 1/48 Douglas C-47A Skytrain

The C-47 is the military development of the Douglas DC-3, the civil airliner that has been called “The Plane That Changed The World.” That is not hyperbole. The DC-3 was unlike any airplane that came before it. It gave airlines [...]

Fifty years of service in the IDF: Monogram 1/48 C-47/DC-3

Three camouflage schemes characterize much of the Dakota (also in Hebrew) appearance in its long service since the War of Independence. The blue and brown scheme was introduced in the mid 50s. It was replaced by the multicolored version by [...]

Santa Fe Airways Sky Chief Acoma

My wife comes from a Santa Fe Railroad family. Many of her family members worked for the railroad or were Harvey Girls in the famous Fred Harvey restaurants that served the lines’ passengers. One day about a year ago, I saw a decal sheet [...]

1/72 Airfix DC-3

Here’s a DC3 that I built for a guy... she’s has scratch made flaps and decals by Vintage Flyer decals.

Airfix (Italeri) 1/72 C-47 Skytrain Hellenic Air Force

After the end of the war, many C-47s continued to offer their services to the USAF, with their contribution to war operations being enormous, as the typical examples of the aerial resupply of Berlin during the Soviet blockade in 1947 and [...]

ITALERI DOUGLAS C-47 SKYTRAIN

Well, after "recovering" from the dreaded Covid-19, I've now been diagnosed with Chronic Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (yep, I've never heard of it before either.) So work on the Victory has taken a back step. To try and cheer me [...]

USAF C-47 Skytrain

This is a 1/72 MPC C-47... although the box describes it as a DC-3. This is originally an Airfix release kit and had a “Made in England” slip of paper in the bag with the parts . The fit of the parts was generally good, and there was [...]

1/48 Trumpeter C-47 conversion to the Tropical Tilly R4D-5 from the 1951 movie “The Thing from another world”.

This build was a little different. I have always been a fan of the 1950’s and 1960’s horror and sci-fi movies. One of my favorites is the Howard Hawks 1951 movie “The Thing From Another World”. The movie is set in the arctic at an [...]

Trumpeter's 1/48 C-47 Skytrain "D-Day Mini Whiskey 7"

Where do I start...Whiskey 7, or 43-30652. A 1943 Douglas C-47 Skytrain that served as the leader of Serial #18 on D-Day, according to records with the 37th TCS, 316th TCG. No actual photographs where her tail number can be seen exist [...]

1 :1 C-47 Thats All Brother

What a great weekend, Saturday was the Indianapolis Model Show and Sunday I paid a visit to the Butler County Regional Airport to see the C-47 "That's All Brother". Flown in by the Commemorative Air Force SW Division, the A/C [...]