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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2019, 02:07:24 am »
Some internal painting has been done but the main news on Skycabraider is that I have ordered a heap of model railway figures from which to construct passengers for this and future passenger aircraft.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2019, 04:47:28 am »
Fred, are model railways 1/87 or 1/76 in Australia? I thought it was 1/87. In this case figures would be too small.
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 06:54:17 am »
Fred, are model railways 1/87 or 1/76 in Australia? I thought it was 1/87. In this case figures would be too small.

But they will fit inside an enclosed cabin & look the part. ;)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2019, 03:29:54 pm »
I love everything about this project.  What a spectacular idea.
Thanks!

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 08:55:47 pm »
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2019, 04:45:02 am »
Thanks guys.

The figures are from evil-bay and the seller is in China.  I have ordered some OO (labelled as 1/72 although OO is 1/76) and some HO (1/87).
As Womby points out, they will be in an enclosed cabin.  Also being small will be an advantage as the available space is tight.

More painting of the interior today.  I'm trying to think "public transport" while choosing colours - so greys and blues mainly.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2019, 07:02:32 am »
Not reds/greens/blues with gold trimming? :unsure:

(I'm thinking trams, here. ;))
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2019, 07:05:12 am »
Not reds/greens/blues with gold trimming? :unsure:

(I'm thinking trams, here. ;))

You've not been on Croydon's Trams have you ?  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2019, 09:16:49 am »
Not reds/greens/blues with gold trimming? :unsure:

(I'm thinking trams, here. ;))

You've not been on Croydon's Trams have you ?  ;D

Melbourne & Adelaide (both mostly pre-1978). ;)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2019, 06:56:28 pm »
Not reds/greens/blues with gold trimming? :unsure:

(I'm thinking trams, here. ;))

You've not been on Croydon's Trams have you ?  ;D

Melbourne & Adelaide (both mostly pre-1978). ;)

Hmmm, yes.  Good point.  I have been thinking    modern public transport rather than 70's.
This is a Yarra Trams W Class tram interior.

Maybe i'll change my palette.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2019, 01:07:00 am »
Is that a tram or a pub ?  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2019, 03:20:33 am »
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2019, 04:53:46 am »
Damn, I wish NJ Transit's River Line light rail looked like that.  But then, like every government entity, they went with the lowest bidder...even if they eventually can't get parts
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2019, 05:23:36 am »
Hate to say it but that is a restored older tram.
The modern ones are all grey wipe clean plastic and vinyl.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 01:29:29 am »
Having finally received my bags of passengers I have selected some to install.
These are sold as HO (1/87) figures but are pretty much in scale with the pilot figure from the kit.  Read into that what you will.
In this bag there is a nice selection of men, women, girls and boys in what looks to be 50's or 60's clothing.
Skyraider skycab WIP 11-10-2019 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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