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Offline finsrin

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C-47H
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:34:58 PM »
While visiting stash spotted another C-47 based build concept.  Checked parts compatibility and building is now progressing in parallel with C-47F (former DC-3F).
C-47H was late WW2 re-winging to carry heavier loads in a C-47.  "H" is for Heavy.  Easier build than C-47F.  Remains tail dragger.
Attached picture of kits involved.  More soon.

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 05:36:53 PM »
Moving along with build.  Some parts glued some fitted for photo.  More to do.
Looks rather "normal" to me and related to Boeing 307.  Probably works for Allies '46 GB
Leaning to painting 1950s MATS to go with C-47F painted same on flight line.
Include OOB C-47 in 1950s MATS scheme too ?

see attached photos
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 05:48:26 PM by finsrin »

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »
Wow I'd have never thought B-17 wings would fit so well on a C-47!

Looks very powerful indeed!

Great stuff!

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 12:00:24 AM »
It is interesting, while I would like to check the difference with the 4-engine airliner from Douglas alone (DC-4?) :smiley:

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 05:38:32 AM »
might need to enlarge the rudder appendage a bit to accommodate that larger wing and extra engines.  Looks great as is but the little voices in my head are advising me to suggest the larger tail.  :P
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Re: C-47H
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 07:47:43 AM »
That is too cool  :smiley:
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Re: C-47H
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 07:48:14 AM »
American FW-200  :-*
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Re: C-47H
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 09:08:15 AM »
Appreciate comments.
 "Interesting" -- Yes is interesting what polystyrene possibilities mixing fuselages/engines/wings are lurking in stash boxes.  Seen plenty examples at BTS over the years.
Cool to me too sitting here on work table (make that top of printer).  In a C-47 sense exudes power and lift.  Perfect for transporting discovered German gold bar stashes beyond reach of Red Army during 1945.  Does give me FW-200 flashes.  Actually,,, can be fitted with B-17 tail surfaces !

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 02:14:36 AM »
Maybe you should call this the "Chinook"  ;)
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Re: C-47H
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 04:53:05 AM »

nice combination !

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 11:31:02 AM »
After various distractions.  1/1 cars and such.  Have some building time.
Like other's progress pictures (see whatz involved), so here are mine before primer covers it.
> Filled in trailing 1/2 inch of wing root with clipping off same part of B-17 fuselage.  Giving continuous wing to fuselage flow as on both B-17 and C-47.
> Top of wing is good match to fuselage, no issues.  Bottom of wing is much deeper than C-47 wing.  Cut between wings section out of donor kit.  With bit of filing fits well to match curve of B-17 wings looking near normal for C-47.  Filling with putty and filing to smooth it out.

After wing join is finished the rest of build is OOB type assembly.

Attached underside picture and where rear of wing root was removed from B-17.

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 06:17:00 PM »
That's some mighty fine kit surgery there!

The wings look like they mate up very nicely with the fuselage.

Well done!

Already looking forward to your next update,

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 12:02:17 AM »
TREMENDOUS.      :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*  :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
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Re: C-47H
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 05:14:43 AM »
Thanks for enthusiasm for the "H".
After down time from a yukky cold with prescription drug help am getting back to this build.
Seen it enough that looks normal OOB-ish.  Going with MATS 1950s inspired scheme.  WW2 origins serving into 50s & 60s.
Picture update soon.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2018, 05:26:08 AM by finsrin »

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Re: C-47H
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2018, 05:47:04 PM »
Enough progress for photos.  Past the half way point.  Obviously more to do. 
Props placed in engines and engines placed on wings.  No Glue.  Thinking gloss black for prop hubs.
Will use this variation on MATS scheme for some other cargo builds.

See attached photos.