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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2018, 03:42:49 am »

Has anyone built a stretched DC3?


I've never seen one, but now you mention it.............  ;D

A tailwheel DC4 would be the simplest way of doing it, and chopping off two of the engines maybe?

You're welcome Kit.  I'm always happy to help out.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2018, 04:29:54 am »
Here's the Super Stretch now, all smoothed off and ready for paint. The wings and tail still aren't glued in place and I'm not sure I'll ever bother, they're plugged in there pretty well.

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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2018, 06:05:48 am »
Looking very good Kit   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Now, you need to do that in 1/72 scale and blow everyone's minds

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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2018, 06:13:22 am »
Now if gunpowder technology had never been discovered/invented maybe that's what our modern elite missile troops (Javelin light infantry) would have been armed with ?  ;) It looks as if it could be quite lethal if thrown at someone.
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2018, 09:01:35 am »
Doing the decals for this is driving me nuts.

For some reason the Aer Turas titles on either side of their DC8-61 are different! The thickness of the strokes of each letter are even different on opposite sides of the same letter!

Luckily as mine is a Whiff they're going to be the same on each side!
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2018, 11:16:10 am »
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2018, 11:34:56 am »
That looks like the forward fuselage extension that Bassler applied to their turbo Daks. This was to help with the balance of the aircraft as the weight of the turboprops is so much less than the original engines.

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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2018, 10:37:46 pm »
That looks like the forward fuselage extension that Bassler applied to their turbo Daks. This was to help with the balance of the aircraft as the weight of the turboprops is so much less than the original engines.

Pretty sure.  Check the link.
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2018, 10:08:53 am »

Has anyone built a stretched DC3?


I've never seen one, but now you mention it.............  ;D

A tailwheel DC4 would be the simplest way of doing it, and chopping off two of the engines maybe?


Following on this train of thought I bought a Revell C-54 kit at today's S Wales AMFVA Show (at some exoense I might add  :o) but my plan is a non-starter really.  :banghead:

The DC4's fuselage is a LOT larger in diameter than a Dak's so it'd look like a 1/48 version. Mind you, that may not stop me building it with a tailwheel.  ;D

It's a VERY complex kit, with 100 build stages in the instructions! It comes with a complete interior too.  :o
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2018, 10:51:31 am »
I have some of those C-54s. (I have extras because I found some on sale.. big time on sale) one is destined for my Thunderbirds collection:



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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2018, 08:49:59 pm »
That looks like the forward fuselage extension that Bassler applied to their turbo Daks. This was to help with the balance of the aircraft as the weight of the turboprops is so much less than the original engines.

Alley Cat do a range of 1/72nd resin conversion kits for both the Basler and the South African Turbo-Dak versions.
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2018, 02:11:59 am »
...I must be strange because I like some of the support aircraft more than some of the demonstrators.  ;D

Well, you're here aren't you?
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2018, 03:07:45 am »
Aye, lad, that I am...  ;D ;D


The Thunderbirds really did well with their support craft. This thing, then they had the Boxcar and the C-123. Not sure what they use now... I think they just use a regular paint C-5 or c-17.
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Re: Super Stretch DC8
« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 03:24:25 pm »
I've primered most of the Super Stretch 8 (and the Calder 8 too) tonight, and it's obvious it'll need at least one more PSR session. but I guess I expected that.

Still working on the Aer Turas decals, and the guys who painted the titles were either on the Guinness or the potcheen the day they did them! Every letter is a different width and the strokes are all different too, it's driving me nuts!
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