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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Doin the Dornier - 1/72 Special Hobby Do 27
Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 709 posts
AeroScale: 651 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC


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
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,857 posts
AeroScale: 1,806 posts
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!