AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Caravan

To celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force, welcome to our first year-long Group Build. With the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918, the RAF is the oldest air force on the planet, so there is plenty of scope in the Build. Anything RAF-related goes … aircraft, vehicles, boats, personnel, you name it.
Runs from 1 January to 31 December 2018 … no extensions!

Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby BigReg » Thu May 17, 2018 18:12

I met Monty many years ago on the embankment with my dad. Monty did his 'Do I recognise you soldier? ' line. They did actually meet after the war in Palestine.
Nice model Angus.
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby pbhawkin » Thu May 17, 2018 21:57

Nice Angus, very nice!
I do agree about the panel lines and wonder if a little panel wash of Grey might subdue them?
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby cowleyi » Thu May 17, 2018 22:08

That's great! I guess they would keep Monty hack in pretty good nick. Impressed!, much better than the roden job on the shelf of shame ATM. Oh, I mentioned the war once but I think I got away with it.
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby ajmm » Fri May 18, 2018 7:51

Thanks everyone!

David - amazing that you met Monty. I'm reading a good biography of him and Rommell at the moment actually. Peter Caddick-Adams one.

pbhawkin wrote:Nice Angus, very nice!
I do agree about the panel lines and wonder if a little panel wash of Grey might subdue them?


Thanks Peter, yes. I have tried that using a Paynes Gray oils as a light wash on previous builds but I find it gives a very weathered look, which I wanted to avoid on this.

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Or it's just insufficient if that panel lines are quite deep...

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Where panel lines are deep like this I can't figure out a way to do it effectively. I've tried running a matt coat along the panel lines too and that sometimes works better than a gray wash. But I think, short of filling the panel lines in - it might be one of the pitfalls of this scale. Unless anyone has experience otherwise?
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby smeg1959 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:12

BigReg wrote:I met Monty many years ago on the embankment with my dad. Monty did his 'Do I recognise you soldier? ' line. They did actually meet after the war in Palestine.

You met Monty. You met Eric Brown. David, there's a few members here whose envy meters have shot off-scale. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby BigReg » Fri May 18, 2018 14:41

Smeg, I've also met the man who met the pope and went to war with George Bush. Oh and I was INVITED to number 10 Downing Street!

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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby smeg1959 » Mon May 21, 2018 0:50

What? You've met James Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby? :shock:
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby Mig88 » Mon May 21, 2018 19:43

I just noticed this... very nicely done Angus. Quite a change from the usual C-47s!
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Re: AJMM's Douglas C-47 Dakota Mk. III - Monty's Flying Cara

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 0:35

That looks well smart!

...And that decal sheet would be useful if ever I got hold of the Roden kit again.
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