Author Topic: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!  (Read 821 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« on: February 05, 2022, 02:02:31 PM »
One of my favourite models as a kid was Matchbox’s 1/72 Dornier Do-28D Skyservant, I think because it reminded me of the GAF Nomad, and I’ve liked the look of the type ever since.

A few years back I thought it’d be amusing to build one in CourierPost delivery van colours inspired by DHL's aircraft fleet
auckland-new-zealand-may-01-2019-auckland-new-zealand-may-5-2019-view-of-courier-post-nzpost-yellow-and-red-delivery-van-2D6CJ3F by Zac Yates, on Flickr

I acquired the kit recently and, with innumerable thanks to PR19_Kit, the DHL/CourierPost decals for ZK-PKG were produced (I handpainted the NZ Post logo on the fin...which in real life was rebranded several months later!!) and my weird idea was finished this morning!
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Matchbox 1/72 Dornier Do.28 Skyservant DHL-CourierPost by Zac Yates, on Flickr

I like it.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2022, 02:03:33 AM by KiwiZac »

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 06:20:56 PM »
Nice build, looks the part.  Conquered marking challenges.   :smiley:

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2022, 11:06:35 PM »
I'm most impressed by the tail logo! Well done, Zac! 8)
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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2022, 02:20:17 AM »
Looks great - nice job with the painting and logo! I always loved the weird engine/spats combo of the Skyservant.

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2022, 02:51:59 AM »
 :smiley:
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2022, 04:53:04 AM »
That's a neat and tidy build Zac  :smiley:

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2022, 10:20:28 AM »
Looks  absolutely right,  nice one  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2022, 12:48:42 PM »
great to see more small commercial aircraft ! :smiley:

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2022, 02:25:42 AM »
I like that. Quite fetching.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2022, 04:23:25 AM »
Thank you folks! I'm very, very pleased with how it turned out - exactly as I imagined. Now for the third of the kits Kit did decals for... 8)

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2022, 06:53:57 AM »
A lovely build of a great concept. There should be more 'platform' cross-fertilization in modelling schemes  :smiley:
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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2022, 02:26:14 PM »
Very nice Zak
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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2022, 12:37:00 AM »
 Looks terrific! I've always thought the Skyservant was a wonderful design, and you did a wonderful job with the markings.

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: A Skyservant for New Zealand Post!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2022, 09:29:04 AM »
Thank you folks!! I'm rather pleased with how it turned out.