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Captain Han Solo 04-14-2013 12:15 PM

My C-57D BUILD
 
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Just scored this NEW kit from Polar Lights...When I finish with it, it will feature a full lighting package.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0327848e.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psb88485a4.jpg

Dr. Yo 04-14-2013 12:58 PM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Good luck with it!

Captain Han Solo 04-14-2013 01:10 PM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Some quick dry fitting..."Like a Glove!!"



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psf43ad85a.jpg



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps853b7a22.jpg



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps84ea0cf9.jpg

Captain Han Solo 04-14-2013 05:43 PM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Here are several pictures of the unlit/unpainted model in Flight mode and Landing and landing with gear down...



You can see the Cage within the drive section...





http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2fcb3e5d.jpg



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6ffd8d1d.jpg



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0008628b.jpg

LastBattlestar 04-15-2013 12:31 AM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Did the same person design the Jupiter 2?

Mike

Dr. Yo 04-15-2013 06:38 AM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Good question, that.

I didn't realize this was the new 1/144 scale kit. very nice looking indeed.

U-boater 04-15-2013 07:13 AM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Niiiice....:cool:

Does the landing gear retract?

What paints will you be using on it?

HWR MKII 04-15-2013 09:14 AM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
Are there stairways on all 3 of the landing legs? the larger kit didnt have that though it should have.

Captain Han Solo 04-15-2013 10:27 AM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
UPDATE...



In between client builds of a Moebius Jupiter 2 and a Polar Lights Jupite2, I came up with a uniform IN SCALE lighting for the Engine.



I air brushed the Clear inserts for the "Cage" with my new IWATA air brush clear red. Then with some extra lighting stuff I had on hand riged my own lighting. I think I have the rotating cage issue figured out as well, but have to get back to the other builds...



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps879ccd25.jpg

Captain Han Solo 04-15-2013 02:55 PM

Re: My C-57D BUILD
 
UPDATE...



Here are several profile shots of the C-57D. While working on my Jupiter 2's I also airbrushed the first coat of Tamiya Silver....



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb73206d.jpg



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps30ca2a1b.jpg



Here is the main Access area..



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps84cf70dc.jpg



And a rear loading area...



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5f28eea3.jpg


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