1:48 Dakota

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globemaster50
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1:48 Dakota

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This is Revell's old 1:48 C-47 'Berlin Airlift' that I have converted without much difficulty into an RAE Dakota now used by the BBMF. The paints are Humbrols and the weighted wheels and decals are from Hannants. Oil paints were used to finish it off. It went together fairly well but due to its age there were a few mismatches and raised panel lines that don't cause a problem in this case. Very pleased with the finished product - now just need to find somewhere big enough to display it!!
Sorry for the poor photography and lighting. It's gone black and rainy outside so had to do them in artifical light.

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Looks good well done :clap: I like how it's not weathered to heavily I think you got it just right.

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Looks a beast. Love the scheme and unusual livery and choice of aircraft.

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Looks brilliant David, you've done a fabulous job on it. :clap: :cool:

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Great job on a fantastic looking scheme! :cool:

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Fantastic :clap: wish I had the patience and apttitude to do something like that
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That is a wonderful build mate. You should be proud of that. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Thanks guys for the kind comments. Yes I am proud of it :biggrin: Will probably have a little breather now before it's onto the next build!! :cool:

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That looks amazing man! Quite the coincidence that I have found this subject about model planes. Me and model planes have only just met, but I'm very excited to start building! I have ordered my first set online. I got it pretty cheap because I found a voucher for a discount at Voucherbox so the kit should be on it's way. It's not a big thing, I'm going to build the Supermarine Spitfire MkIA, which is a scale of 1:72. They say it is a starter model, so I'll just see how I get along. When I get it here, I'll start my own topic and keep you guys posted on how I'm getting along!
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Now that is a scheme you don't see very often, very cool :cool: . Very nice build and very neat weathering :clap: :clap:

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Very nice and a great choice of colour scheme. :clap: :clap:

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Good choice Dakota the Supermarine Spitfire is a classic from the 1940s, I picked up that exact model on Amazon for £3.99 with a voucher from here, I think you can also get this directly from AirFX, its a good starter model with only 36 parts.

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