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"Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« on: February 14, 2016, 06:50:15 am »
Dornier Do-880

The Plane:

Based on the book "Fatherland", which plays in the 1960s of a hypothetical world where Germany won WW2.

The Dornier Do-880 was the primary mid-range jetliner used by the Lufthansa since the early 1960s. With its first flight in January 1958, it entered services two years later. The aircraft with a capacity of 88-100 passengers was initally designed to operate on long range routes, but the used BMW 007 jet engines used too mucht fuel. Therefore, the range was limited to just about 3000km.
However, the Dornier Do-880 was liked by its passenger as it had the highest top speed of the planes used by the Lufthansa.

65 planes were used by the Lufthansa, 43 were used by other airlines. The Luftwaffe operated 8 of those planes as VIP transports.

The model shows a Lufthansa Do-880 in February 1963.








The Model:

The model was made from a 1/126 Glencoe kit which dates back to the 1960s. Quite easy to build, it did not contain any cockpit windows. It was made OOB and painted with Revell Aqua Color and Vallejo. Decals were used from various other kits. Its mainly used as a test for another project to see if the color scheme works on a jetliner.
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 08:07:50 am »
Bearing in mind you started with that old Glencoe kit that deserves a big  :thumbsup:
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 11:06:59 am »
As Chris said, I've built that kit myself (but it morphed into a couple of other types  ;D) and it's pretty crude.

Your Do-880 looks terrific, and the colour scheme really suits  it.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 12:33:02 pm »
Scheme looks great to me......fine looking build as well....... :thumbsup:
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 01:16:19 pm »
Yes. Yes yes yes. I love Fatherland - must re-read - and this really fits in with the spirit of the book. Bravo! I love the scheme.

Another project? COOL! If I may suggest something for the next one, seeing as this is a test run: bigger swastikas as well as Lufthansa (Luft Hansa?) titles. Can't wait to see it!
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 04:29:22 pm »
Since it is a whiffery, you have some interesting leeway.  I was not able to find the fuselage diameter of the 880, but all sources list it as less than the 707.   Use generic 1/144 cabin windows, and consider calling it 1/144
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 02:13:12 am »
ATP used to do a sheet of window decals that included some for the 880 kit, but I have an idea they were black, which wouldn't be too good for that scheme. But they just may have done some window frame decals too, I'll have a look.
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Re: "Fatherland": Lufthansa Dornier Do-880, February 1963
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2016, 05:22:49 am »
Very well done. Looks rather sinister in that scheme ! The red tail is a nice touch.

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