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World War II: Great Britain
Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
Building Revell's 1/48 Dakota
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 02:59 AM GMT+7
Thank you Thomas !

Here's the finished hydraulics system. It's nowhere nearly as complex or detailed as the real thing but the idea is to make things look busy to the eye and :

goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:52 PM GMT+7
Great work Paul, really love your scratched details!

Very well done so far and the use of sprues act fine, keep on that good job.

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
More microscopic madness !

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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:48 PM GMT+7


There's definitely a sickness when it comes to detailed scratchbuilding.....

Unfortunately, beneath the hydraulic reservoir there is a tangle of pipework that not only feeds the various parts on the panel but also going off into other parts of the aircraft.
I'm going to have to cobble something together to represent this but it's far too difficult to faithfully model!
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:29 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7




I've been playing around with foil scored into diamond shapes with a pencil to simulate the padding on some parts of the fuselage walls. As well as a couple of wall mounted parts I think this should round out this crew station nicely.

(and I've just noticed a tiny strut on the near edge of the table I'd made that I forgot to add! )
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM GMT+7

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Looks great! this area might be a good candidate for a tiny LED light...



That's an interesting idea Jonathan, nothing like trying out yet another new technique ! The navigator's table on the port side has a lamp which could help illuminate the area....
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Looks great! this area might be a good candidate for a tiny LED light...
KelticKnot
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:51 PM GMT+7
KelticKnot
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
I've been working away at some of the smaller details in this area. It's all just stock styrene chopped up into tiny, fiddly bits.

KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:56 AM GMT+7
Karl, those images are proving useful!
I've decided to strip out the kit's rather basic parts and build everything from scratch. Again, the kit parts aren't bad but they just lack crispness.
Sharp edges and corners will surely sell the illusion of scale better. Besides, there are areas that are just not represented and we can add a lot of interesting stuff in here !

KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 08:42 AM GMT+7

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Fantastic work on those seats but do you think it will be noticeable once the fuselage is closed?



Closed fuselage? NEVER!

Seriously though, I plan on making as much visible as possible with cutaways
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 06:24 AM GMT+7
Fantastic work on those seats but do you think it will be noticeable once the fuselage is closed?
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 09:38 PM GMT+7
Paul, you SBS is awesome as usual. I am following along with interest to see what magic you work with this build.

Ernest
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Paul,
Karl really came through with some Xmas present.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Thanks for looking in everyone and many thanks for those photos Karl, they look to be very useful indeed !
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
At the Mereville Battery, they have a C-47 that was used on D-Day. It appears they have done a good job of restoring it. Here are some of the photos I took in the RO/Nav area, Hope they will be of some help.


















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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 05:25 AM GMT+7
Hi Paul - I watched the Lanc build with much admiration so count me in for this one as well . Richard
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 05:17 AM GMT+7
Hey Paul!

Nice to see ya' back on your bench.
Great work and start thus far! Will surely stay tuned.

Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:26 PM GMT+7

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Hi Paul

Lovely work as usual. Looking at a few photos on the Internet, I think the original kit seats are more representative of civilian DC-3s, so you made a good call in replacing them for a military fit-out.

All the best

Rowan



Thanks Rowan, youíve hit on something Iíve been thinking about this week:
The perils of using internet searches for reference!
Itís easier to get away with this for modern subjects but for a wartime aircraft you need to be careful. This is something I discovered on the Lanc and am coming across again on the Dakota - especially as both subjects have been extensively restored by the Battle of Britain memorial guys and a lot of google images naturally show those aircraft.
As far as the seats are concerned i went on a hunch and chose to model what I thought looked like more appropriate for the wartime look.

Im currently considering what to put in the section behind the cockpit. Im not sure if BBMF Dakota (and what ive seen in the trumpeter kit) hasnt had extra racking installed to carry modern avionic equipment....

Of course, when allís said and done its just a model but we often get carried away with accuracy !
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 07:49 AM GMT+7
Hi Paul

Lovely work as usual. Looking at a few photos on the Internet, I think the original kit seats are more representative of civilian DC-3s, so you made a good call in replacing them for a military fit-out.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Paul,
Nice going with those seats. Your scratch built efforts really look quite good dry fitted in the cockpit.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:55 AM GMT+7

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Paul! I'm in for the ride though I prefer staying on board rather than flinging myself out of a fully functional aircraft (parachutes are emergency equipment and should NOT be used to play with!)!

Those seats are a really good start ! Am I right if I assume this is the Monogram kit from the beginning?



Magnus



Thanks and welcome on board Magnus, and yes the original kit is Monogram's.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Paul! I'm in for the ride though I prefer staying on board rather than flinging myself out of a fully functional aircraft (parachutes are emergency equipment and should NOT be used to play with!)!

Those seats are a really good start ! Am I right if I assume this is the Monogram kit from the beginning?



Magnus
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:42 AM GMT+7
Hoping everyone had a great Christmas !
Now it's time to get back to work....