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Doin' the Dornier - 1/72 Special Hobby Do 27
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
I picked this one up at a show a few weeks ago, there was one built on one of the tables and since I have been fond of this aircraft for a long time (it flew in the Swedish Airforce, a bit of an oddity there since there were only five of them) it quickly went to the top of the build pile! I won't do a Swedish one though, they were all green and a bit boring, I'll go for a West German one in classic cold war camo and with dayglo panels on it. What not to like - besides that I just love the word "Bundesluftwaffe" !


Good looking box art - absolutely essential if you want to sell a kit to me!


Decal options. I'll go for the one on the box art!


Bits and pieces! More options than one would expect, several different kinds of landing gear and wheels and a whole load of bumps and lumps as befits this kind of fairly modern aircraft. I've already weeded the sprues for stuff that won't go into the build and ended up with a ziplock bag full of spares!


Decals, clear parts (I promise you, they are there!) and even a tiny fret of PE. Strangely enough there are no belts but more on that later.

As I wrote at the top, I picked this one up a few weeks ago and couldn't resist starting it...


Interior with a minimum of dress-up in the form of tape seat belts from Jammydog masking tape.


Fuselage front and rear parts glued and fixed for the glue to harden.


This morning's handiwork: interior painted...


...and instrument decal attached to the panel!

Now on to some more detail painting, with a bit of luck I can close the fuselage tonight!



Magnus
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC

Magnus,

very nice choice and good start.
Looking foreward to your next enjoyable build!


Below you can see my option for the Do 27 I bought around Christmas. Always waited for that in 72 scale as I have only Revell's kit in 1/32 that is big and need the stripes to be painted ...
Hope to get my hands on it soon.



Th mas
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Thomas! So you went for the Zebra ! It turned up quickly over at IPMS Stockholm as well but I stick to my military version ! I must admit that I'm curious about the zebra decals though!



Magnus
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
Cool looking aircraft and a nice looking kit, and you are off to a good start on the office. I will be keeping an eye on this build Magnus!

Cheers, D
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:46 PM UTC
Well this is certainly an odd topic.

But, I'm definitely along for the ride

BTW you need to get that apostrophe after "Doin" removed from the title otherwise no email notifications will go out
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Damian! Thanks for keeping me company!

Russell! It's a bit of a Storch on steroids and a bit of Cub as well but it really looks like no other aircraft with those big combined glass doors and windscreen! And thanks for explaining why I don't get any mails, I can't fix that issue by myself though !


The all important German RAL Check - has to be done if you want to use the word "Bundesluftwaffe" ! I realised I had a RAL fan deck left over from an old customer's project, grey is a bit off but green is spot on. Looks too dark on the Tempest paint victim though so I will lighten them both a bit before going live on the Dornier.



Magnus