RAF100 GB - Airfix (Italeri) Douglas Dakota a surprise build Finished

Joined: 11:31 PM - Jun 13, 2009

5:57 AM - Sep 22, 2018 #1

I was suppose to be away from the office the week past and it did not happen.  So with time on my hands I delved into the cupboard and found an Airfix boxing of the Italeri molding,  not many parts so it could be a quickie if I put my mind to it.

Build went well although the wing joints were obvious with a 1mm gap.  The fit of the rear door was good but the way its done I failed to get the smooth fit I wanted.

Anyway its now reached the paint stage and as I have decals for a post war Coastal Command Dak, I thought its different lets give it a go.

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I hope to make the cutoff, lets see what happens

Cheers

Fred
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Joined: 3:06 PM - Feb 27, 2005

Coastal Command....

1:35 PM - Sep 22, 2018 #2

Post-war with a black bottom and white upper fuselage...😱

This has my intertest.

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: 4:45 AM - Feb 27, 2005

9:39 PM - Sep 22, 2018 #3

Extra Dark Sea Grey, actually ...

But you're right, Vic, it's a great scheme.
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Joined: 11:31 PM - Jun 13, 2009

10:29 PM - Sep 22, 2018 #4

Vic Scheuerman wrote: Post-war with a black bottom and white upper fuselage...😱

This has my intertest.

Cheers, Vic
As Dave said it Extra Dark Sea Grey, just the photo is dark. Scheme i White above the window line remainder EDSG it will be a Coastal Command Dakoto out of Gibraltar in the 50's
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12:58 AM - Sep 23, 2018 #5

Sweet.
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Joined: 11:31 PM - Jun 13, 2009

6:31 AM - Sep 23, 2018 #6

Quite surprised I managed to get this finished with time to spare.

An RAF Dakota of Coastal Command, Gibraltar in the 1950's,  decals are form the Model Alliance decal sheet "RAF COASTAL COMMAND - Post War Part 1".  I made the mistake of trying to get the cabin windows the  same arrangement as shown on their colour cards.  I gave up when I finally realised it was not possible.  Later I found pictures of the same aircraft on the internet and that had the standard arrangements.  So having ruined the kits windows I had to use PVA white glue to replace them..  Otherwise its OOB.  I enjoyed building this Airfixx version far better than their later-and current molding.

Interesting is that Airfix also released this particular aircraft in normal post war livery. IMG-0382.JPG IMG-0383.JPG IMG-0384.JPG IMG-0385.JPG IMG-0387.JPG

Thanks for dropping in and I look forward to what will appear on the GB in the near future

Cheers and all the best

Fred
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Joined: 11:08 AM - Sep 02, 2018

8:26 AM - Sep 23, 2018 #7

Nice one mate and a scheme I've not seen before so a rare bird indeed.
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9:02 AM - Sep 23, 2018 #8

Very handsome Fred, and it came together pretty quickly!

Cheers,

Andrew
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Joined: 3:06 PM - Feb 27, 2005

One word for that scheme Fred...

12:09 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #9

Sharp!

That is a quick build beaut  🙂

Cheers, Vic
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Joined: 1:07 PM - Dec 24, 2005

8:52 PM - Sep 23, 2018 #10

That is indeed a sweet surprise Fred

Great build and a great choice of scheme, and fine execution - a pity about the side windows but maybe this was for the better as the current result looks maybe even better (no sinkholes in the middle)

I have been tempted to buy the recent post war release of the new Dakota... but I have to learn to draw a line because I don't have any space anymore in the stash

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