Friday, 11 September 2015

Trumpeter 1/48 Douglas C-47 Skytrain

I've finally got around to building one of my all time favourite aircraft, and this excellent offering from Trumpeter in 1/48 builds into an impressive and imposing model.

As a kit, it is beautifully moulded with fine details and only suffers from three significant flaws. Firstly it is peppered with overstated sunken rivet holes. This is not strictly accurate, the C-47 had raised rivets and so I've chosen not to apply my usual dark wash to the model to keep them toned down. Secondly the engine cowlings are completely the wrong shape, and I have replaced these with corrected ones from Quickboost. Finally, the C-47 rudder is fabric covered and the kit depicts it covered in rivets. Quickboost again have come to the rescue with a more accurate replacement rudder.

Otherwise, this kit is actually great fun to build, and I particularly enjoyed putting together the interior details, even though much of this cannot be seen in the final model. Enjoy!

You can see the build progress photos via the FaceBook page here.

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