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Doin' the Dornier - 1/72 Special Hobby Do 27
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
I picked this one up at a show a few weeks ago, there was one built on one of the tables and since I have been fond of this aircraft for a long time (it flew in the Swedish Airforce, a bit of an oddity there since there were only five of them) it quickly went to the top of the build pile! I won't do a Swedish one though, they were all green and a bit boring, I'll go for a West German one in classic cold war camo and with dayglo panels on it. What not to like - besides that I just love the word "Bundesluftwaffe" !


Good looking box art - absolutely essential if you want to sell a kit to me!


Decal options. I'll go for the one on the box art!


Bits and pieces! More options than one would expect, several different kinds of landing gear and wheels and a whole load of bumps and lumps as befits this kind of fairly modern aircraft. I've already weeded the sprues for stuff that won't go into the build and ended up with a ziplock bag full of spares!


Decals, clear parts (I promise you, they are there!) and even a tiny fret of PE. Strangely enough there are no belts but more on that later.

As I wrote at the top, I picked this one up a few weeks ago and couldn't resist starting it...


Interior with a minimum of dress-up in the form of tape seat belts from Jammydog masking tape.


Fuselage front and rear parts glued and fixed for the glue to harden.


This morning's handiwork: interior painted...


...and instrument decal attached to the panel!

Now on to some more detail painting, with a bit of luck I can close the fuselage tonight!



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC

Magnus,

very nice choice and good start.
Looking foreward to your next enjoyable build!


Below you can see my option for the Do 27 I bought around Christmas. Always waited for that in 72 scale as I have only Revell's kit in 1/32 that is big and need the stripes to be painted ...
Hope to get my hands on it soon.



Th mas
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Thomas! So you went for the Zebra ! It turned up quickly over at IPMS Stockholm as well but I stick to my military version ! I must admit that I'm curious about the zebra decals though!



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
Cool looking aircraft and a nice looking kit, and you are off to a good start on the office. I will be keeping an eye on this build Magnus!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:46 PM UTC
Well this is certainly an odd topic.

But, I'm definitely along for the ride

BTW you need to get that apostrophe after "Doin" removed from the title otherwise no email notifications will go out
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Damian! Thanks for keeping me company!

Russell! It's a bit of a Storch on steroids and a bit of Cub as well but it really looks like no other aircraft with those big combined glass doors and windscreen! And thanks for explaining why I don't get any mails, I can't fix that issue by myself though !


The all important German RAL Check - has to be done if you want to use the word "Bundesluftwaffe" ! I realised I had a RAL fan deck left over from an old customer's project, grey is a bit off but green is spot on. Looks too dark on the Tempest paint victim though so I will lighten them both a bit before going live on the Dornier.



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
I've been away cycling for a week but now I'm back at the workbench!


The glazing is a critical part of this kit, thankfully the fit is good! I've painted the edges of the glass and the corresponding edges of the fuselage black, after that I carefully seeped some glue along the edges and let it set for a few hours. I then filled the remaining seams with super glue, let it set for 24 hours and then I sanded and polished both the seam and the rest of the glazing using Micro Mesh polishing pads and finally Micro-gloss "Liquid Abrasive". Super glue fogs clear plastic but the fogging can be removed with a Q-tip as long as the surface is reachable.


Some serious masking! The big doors have to be painted both inside and out.



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 07:55 PM UTC
Raining outside, family sleeps - some quality time with a cup of coffee and the airbrush in "the sty" !


Re-priming with white where I've been sanding, day-glo, priming the inside of the already masked clear parts with black and then following up with the interior grey...


...and finally going Bananas with the Basaltgrau! I settled for lightening it quite a bit, adding about 30% white to the grey.

That's what I call some morning!



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
It's still raining...


Fuselage needs some more care so it's lagging behind a bit.



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
And still it rains...


Masking trial, I'm not too happy about the result. I will try cutting the masks from a sheet of Tamiya-tape instead since the film is a bit on the stiff side and the knife seems to have some difficulty cutting all the way through in tight corners.


I found the aircraft I'll do on this sheet from HaHen decals. To my huge disappointment, the camo schemes in the profiles and the plan views are pure fiction while Special Hobby got theirs just right (there are dozens of photos on the Internet of several machines, past and present, they are all painted the same pattern no matter when or where the photos were taken). This immediately makes me very suspicious about the rest of the information but I've settled for this one anyway...



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 05:52 PM UTC


I couldn't keep away from masking the crosses and do a little painting...


...and even if it does look OK in this photo I wasn't too happy with the result. It has since then been sanded off, I'm in for a new try today ! (It turned thick and glossy and I managed to do a finger print in it...)



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC
Summer has come so I've spent a lot of time on my road bike lately but thankfully there was a bit of rain this weekend...


Preparing the fuselage for painting. I've masked the huge glass panels using Parafilm and I've attached them using MicroMask so that I'll be able to pry them open again later.


While waiting for the MicroMask to set, I re-did the wing crosses from an earlier posting...


...this time with a much better result...


...and even the lower surfaces came out well !


I spent the last of the black paint in the airbrush as sort of a primer on the clear parts.


Finally, this is a worthwhile investment if someone else is Doin' the Dornier: I have no idea how old this is (probably the 1980's or so) but it can still be bought new off ebay for a very reasonable price! Lots of photos, colour profiles and photo captions in English if your German happens to be in the same shape as mine !



Magnus
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Summer has come so I've spent a lot of time on my road bike lately but thankfully there was a bit of rain this weekend...
... Lots of photos, colour profiles and photo captions in English if your German happens to be in the same shape as mine !



Magnus




Very nice work, Magnus!
Looks like you have fun. The painted crosses were really lovely.
And a good research as well - I've had no clue about that book, though my German's a bit on the better side

Th mas