Author Topic: DC-3F  (Read 1755 times)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2017, 03:23:01 AM »
I'm liking
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2017, 05:41:57 PM »
Nice to see this beauty back on track, fins!

Looks very fast with those new wings!

Is paint next? I wonder what scheme you'll finish it in...

Brian da Basher

Working on forward placed main landing gear from parts bin.
Probably be a MATS transport.

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2017, 04:54:25 PM »
DC-3F has transitioned to C-47F.  MATS is the only customer.
Not discarded build.  Now in a round robin of putty-sanding-painting-putty-sanding-painting-etc......
At some point wing to fuselage juncture will be declared good enough so can move on.
Got bit by C-47F and started parallel build of another enhanced C-47.  Seems notch or two easier to build.
Using special advanced research methods (not as good as BdB's) found info on C-47F to be compiled then released with final photos.

« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 08:04:23 PM by finsrin »

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2017, 09:23:15 PM »
A MATS scheme is truly inspired, Bill!

With the recent snowy weather out your way (and mine), maybe add skis? This would be a great compliment to the Tupelov wings and might mess with people.

Following the fun and enjoying every minute,

Brian da Basher

Offline Tophe

  • He sees things in double...
  • twin-boom & asymmetric fan
    • my models
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2017, 10:05:15 PM »
After delays due to recent model purchases (posted in Oopps) figuring build concepts for some of them and moving to appropriate stash,,, got back to building DC-3F.
Wow! Great! :-*

Offline kitnut617

  • Measures the actual aircraft before modelling it...we have the photographic evidence.
  • I'd rather be dirtbike riding
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2017, 11:27:09 PM »
You're not far off something that was really planned Bill, I've been reading about a British specification, MR.218D, and a proposal from Avro was their Type 775/450. This was to have swept wings, two RR Tyne turbo-props (one to each wing) but also a RR Spey turbojet in the tail like a 727 arrangement.

Offline pigflyer

  • If reality is real, give me whatif. Really?
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2018, 07:55:08 PM »
Very nice, very very nice.  Of course, it could be a Lim development of the Russian DC3, a Chinese version or any of the customer nations.
When it comes to the finish, the world is your lobster and I am really looking forward to seeing what your imagination comes up with.

Very nice,
Ian
If I don't plan it, it can't go wrong!

If it's great, I did it. If it's naff, I found it.

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2018, 01:52:19 AM »
Appreciate your comments.
11th hour engineering change notice was released.  Switching from tail dragger to tricycle landing gear.  Original C-47 gear is going where Tu-95 gear would be.  Puts balance on fine edge.  Small amount of fishing weights in nose will ensure proper flight line etiquette.

Offline ericr

  • He's like some sort of Dr Frankenstein of modelling...
  • Has something for red, yellow or blue...
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2018, 04:54:44 AM »

a very impressive combination : it does look fast !


Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2018, 09:18:39 AM »
Due to paint issues production line slowed.  On road to recovering.
Attached not quite current picture.  Also shows C-47H
Main focus is on C-47F completion.
Am always bitten by paint snake.
See attached

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2018, 05:44:25 PM »
This is notice that C-47F production is stopped.  Review of fit & finish was determined unsatisfactory.
Corrective actions are under consideration.
C-47H continues with lessons learned from C-47F being incorporated.

Regards
Production Management

Offline Brian da Basher

  • He has an unnatural attraction to Spats...and a growing fascination with airships!
  • Global Moderator
  • Hulk smash, Brian bash
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2018, 06:34:38 PM »
Best of luck with the corrections, Bill!

You've made fantastic progress and I've no doubt you'll overcome any challenges.

Brian da Basher

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2018, 06:52:10 AM »
This build goes to boneyard to be donor.  Start again later with new kits.  C-47F is still to be.

Offline pigflyer

  • If reality is real, give me whatif. Really?
Re: DC-3F
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2018, 12:15:15 AM »
Just a thought me ole mate, build it wheels up?  Removes certain difficulties and means the viewers must use their own imagination
to overcome the troubles you neatly side step.

Any whoo, very good effort and look forward to your future efforts, and loving the H model btw.

Respect,
Ian
If I don't plan it, it can't go wrong!

If it's great, I did it. If it's naff, I found it.