Author Topic: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor  (Read 2609 times)

Offline ericr

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2020, 09:26:03 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2020, 10:19:18 PM »
Looks nice, but you are going to need to build up the fuselage behind that center engine to avoid aerodynamic drag effects.

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2020, 10:24:43 PM »
MAN ! Them's MAJOR spats . . .   :smiley:    ;D    :o
Looking Good !


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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2020, 02:55:47 AM »
Looking good.

Has a bit of a Savoia-Marchetti S.73 look to it:

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2020, 09:54:18 AM »
The word 'spatlicious' come to mind  :smiley:
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2020, 10:01:59 PM »
Update:

im back at work on the DC-3. overall construction is now finished, to fix the nose covering problem, i rolled up a piece of 0.3mm thick styrene sheet. later, i sanded down the rough edges, just need to make a few cuts bafore painting.

after the wings were fitted, being an old Esci Kit, it has huge gaps in the wingroots, but this was where the newly tested UV Glue came in handy.

i just finished taping off the windows, engines and main wheels, ready for primer in the next session later today or tomorrow.





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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2020, 02:49:25 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2020, 04:51:56 PM »
Update,

this morning, the model has recieved its first coat of paint, however, im stuck again  :o
during the cleaning of the airbrush, i noticed the nozzle was spraying crooked due to damage to thze nozzle.
i tried looking for a replacement but it appears spares for revell basic airbrush set are hard to come by. at the current rate i  would not have one until august/september at best (revell 38373). and im not gonna buy a whole new airbrush just for the nozzle.

in gonna try to make a fix, but for now, it doenst look good  :icon_bofh:

EDIT: i just ordered a new pair of Airbrushes with 0.2, 0.3 and 0.5mm nozzles at the same cost as the replacement parts.
should arrive next week.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 05:37:43 PM by nils »
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2020, 10:09:09 PM »
You could always use  - {gulp} - a brush ?   ???

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2020, 03:50:34 AM »
You could always use  - {gulp} - a brush ?   ???

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i could, but white paint is a b**** to apply by hand, hence why i prefer to use airbrish for this.
just hope the blue paint i already  sprayed on holds under the maskingtape for a few days.
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2020, 06:01:37 AM »
Point taken,  :-[ :D

White, red, yellow and black all problematical. I frequently revert to a rattle can.

Build looks good,  impressive spats


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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2020, 04:49:41 PM »
Update:

while waiting for the new airbrush guns to arrive, i went ahead and already printed out the decals for the build.
it will wear the markings of Marlin Air Services and have the Canadian registration C-BASH (seems rather fitting, doesnt it).

the new airbrush is expcted to arrive today, so i will put them to good use ASAP.
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2020, 08:47:49 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2020, 02:22:24 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley:

The big spats remind me of the Couzinet 70 Arc en Ciel.

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2020, 02:28:23 AM »
Spats that big look like they would cause more drag than the wheels!

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2020, 08:31:34 PM »
Update:

progress has been delayed, AGAIN  :-X

my new airbrush guns have arrived (Fengda FE-130K), but after testing, it seems they are incompatible with the Revell basic airbrush compressor. the latter started to overclock and shake, air even came out of the brush when it was turned off, so i had to order a new compressor aswell. it should arrive tomorrow if all goes well.

its a good thing the mods posted a 2 week extension, as i dont think i was gonna meet the deadline.
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2020, 03:45:38 AM »
its a good thing the mods posted a 2 week extension, as i dont think i was gonna meet the deadline.

You will like the new revised date even more... ;)
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2020, 10:17:10 PM »
Update:

after days of frustration and equipment failures, i finally got some more work done.
using my new airbrush setup, i managed to spray on the white (took longer as the Fengda brushes dont spray as much as the Revell brush and its a bit harder to clean).

all in all, i can say i have good results with this setup, this build kinda served as a test too  8)

first picture: in primer (with the old revell brush, before it broke down on me)
second picture: the white paint on the top, done with the new airbrush setup.



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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2020, 10:39:20 PM »
Lookin' real' good!  :smiley:
Looking at one of the photos, I thought it was odd this Ju 52 had such a rounded fuselage.  ;D

Hope the new airbrushes work well for you. I had one dirt-cheap Fengda (180-something-something, I think)  that sprayed much better than my H&S Evolution that cost five times as much. At least it worked much better for me.
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2020, 09:11:02 PM »
Update:

im nearing the fnish line as i just completed the last airbrush session on the DC-3.
the new Fengda Airbrush works alright, but has a tendency to clogg up when painting larger surfaces. the paint needs to be more deluded then the Revell airbrush set. but ive been playing arround with presure settings and foud that about 25psi works best.

all in all, there was some complaining, but the results are alright.



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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2020, 10:37:26 PM »
Now we're going places! :smiley:
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2020, 01:50:05 AM »
This is really starting to look good!

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2020, 03:30:49 AM »
This is really starting to look good!

Indeed
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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2020, 03:36:05 AM »
Classy,,,  with those large tires and third engine can be for Alaska-Canada bush pilot flying.

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Re: 1/72 Douglas DC-3 trimotor
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2020, 07:21:43 AM »
Coming together. The scheme is setting up nicely for a civil look