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A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« on: September 10, 2019, 03:25:42 am »
In response to Maxmwill's desire for less belligerency I am adding to Frankston Sky Cabs' fleet.
Skyraider Sky Cab 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Skyraider Sky Cab 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Passenger capacity will be seven.  Six on bench seats in the back and one riding shotgun.  Access via a door on the port side aft of the trailing edge.  Luggage stowage in the rear fuselage.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 03:27:23 am by zenrat »
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 05:57:09 am »
Looking forward to this. Have a similar idea (bush plane, including some radical changes) on my project list, too.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 06:21:41 am »
The cockpit is horrible on this.  In the second pic it is sat in place correctly but look at that huge step between the top of the tub and the coaming - awful.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 07:20:37 am »
What scale is it Fred?
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 07:44:51 am »
Looking forward to this. Have a similar idea (bush plane, including some radical changes) on my project list, too.  :thumbsup:

Fixed landing gear, with spats?  :wub:
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 08:03:05 am »
Looks like the old 1/72nd scale antique kit. I have one from a very long time ago Iím considering stripping down and putting it on floats. This is great inspiration!
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 08:10:25 am »
I always liked that kit, I've still got an unbuilt one somewhere too.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 12:24:27 pm »
I've built it as well, and it is pretty ancient and gappy.

So...floats or spats?
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 02:16:24 pm »
The cockpit is horrible on this.  In the second pic it is sat in place correctly but look at that huge step between the top of the tub and the coaming - awful.

There was a very nice resin cockpit set on the market made by Cobra Company, got two of them for the pair of AD-5s I have. Now part of Lone Star Models but OOP at the moment but might be available on eBay (not looked myself though)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 02:40:10 pm »
Great minds an all that kinda stuff.  :thumbsup:
I've had the old Matchbox 1/48 A-1E set aside for a similar build
inspired by the A-17A based Douglas DT-202.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 02:07:12 am »
What scale is it Fred?

If you have to ask then I must be slipping.
It's the ONE TRUE SCALE of course.  1/72.
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DT 202 looks great Jon.  I think i might start from a different point through.  Like a Northrop Nomad.


Kit, a resin cockpit would be nice but i've already started to butcher modify the kit one and will scratch up some filler pieces and add greebles.
As it comes there is a huge gap between the top of the rear of the cockpit tub and the fuselage.  Its almost like they cam from different kits.  Last time I saw such poor parts fit was the AMT '70 Super Bee which mated an AMT chassis to an MPC body and had you saw part of the windscreen off to get it them to fit.  Or the MPM 1/72 Me 262 which has you cut part of the wing centre section off (and gives you incorrect measurements in the instructions).

I've built it as well, and it is pretty ancient and gappy.

So...floats or spats?

Skyraiders are pretty heavy and need some serious floatage to keep them above water (see here for an example which I now think doesn't have enough) and I do have a set of Stuka undercarriage somewhere.  However, this one may keep its usual legs.
We'll see.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 02:10:04 am by zenrat »
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 07:40:29 am »
Gads! Love the camo on that floaty Spad! :wub:
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 07:53:54 am »
What scale is it Fred?

If you have to ask then I must be slipping.
It's the ONE TRUE SCALE of course.  1/72.
 ;D

DT 202 looks great Jon.  I think i might start from a different point through.  Like a Northrop Nomad.


Kit, a resin cockpit would be nice but i've already started to butcher modify the kit one and will scratch up some filler pieces and add greebles.
As it comes there is a huge gap between the top of the rear of the cockpit tub and the fuselage.  Its almost like they cam from different kits.  Last time I saw such poor parts fit was the AMT '70 Super Bee which mated an AMT chassis to an MPC body and had you saw part of the windscreen off to get it them to fit.  Or the MPM 1/72 Me 262 which has you cut part of the wing centre section off (and gives you incorrect measurements in the instructions).

I've built it as well, and it is pretty ancient and gappy.

So...floats or spats?

Skyraiders are pretty heavy and need some serious floatage to keep them above water (see here for an example which I now think doesn't have enough) and I do have a set of Stuka undercarriage somewhere.  However, this one may keep its usual legs.
We'll see.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 09:31:10 am »
DT 202 looks great Jon.  I think i might start from a different point through.  Like a Northrop Nomad.

A-17 = Nomad = Northrop Model 8.
The Northrop Corporation that made the Nomad was a division of Douglas and the
Model 8 design became the Douglas 8A after the Northrop division was closed and
reformed as the El Segundo Division of Douglas Aircraft in 1937.
Thus the later derivate concepts of the Model 8 received Douglas designations,
DT = Douglas Transport.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 03:36:30 am »
DT 202 looks great Jon.  I think i might start from a different point through.  Like a Northrop Nomad.

A-17 = Nomad = Northrop Model 8.
The Northrop Corporation that made the Nomad was a division of Douglas and the
Model 8 design became the Douglas 8A after the Northrop division was closed and
reformed as the El Segundo Division of Douglas Aircraft in 1937.
Thus the later derivate concepts of the Model 8 received Douglas designations,
DT = Douglas Transport.

Which explains why the Nomad looks like such a good place to start from if building a DT 202.

Some work on the cockpit tub and interior.  I'm not going to go mad but it needed something more than Hasegawa supplied.  OH&S regulations mean the staircase will have to get a handrail.
Skyraider Sky Cab WIP 12-09-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Gads! Love the camo on that floaty Spad! :wub:
Thanks.  That's the PDRV Archipelago scheme.  I used the colours I can see looking down on Port Philip Bay on a sunny summer day.  It's meant to look like vegetation, beach, surf, shallow water and deep water.
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