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  1. Probably zinc chromate green - as was the cabin interior on the C-47 / R4D. Civilian DC-3 flaps were most likely bare metal. This doesn't help but, in my travels down the rabbit hole to find an answer for you, the only pictures of a DC-3 / C-47 / R4D with flaps down were either on landing or in maintenance. ALL other pics I looked at with the plane parked on the ground show the flaps up. Some of the R4D's had a different nose profile later in life with the addition of weather radar. C2j
  2. Oliver, That is a GREAT scratch build of an Air Traffic Control VHF communications antenna array. I guess if you can see it, you can build it! C2j
  3. Dry, cracked ground? Now THAT'S over the top! Is there no end to your attention to detail?? I'm loving it! C2j
  4. As a Douglas DC-3 / C-47 nut, I really enjoyed Drew's build. Last night I felt lucky to see this build in person at our monthly Club meeting. As good as the pictures are, they just don't do his work justice. The detail work Drew added, the insane riveting detail, the corrections made and - of course - the fantastic effort getting the faded paint work juuuust right make this an IPMS Nationals strong contender. Just WOW!! C2j
  5. Yeah, what he said!! It's been a pleasure watching this build. Can't wait to see it in real life! C2j
  6. Lee, You need to answer your own question by going back to before PAGE 21 where all Oliver did was build the H-34 with incredible detail. At that point he started on the "supporting characters" of the diorama. C2j
  7. I'd paint them silver then apply a heavy coat of "oily grime". C2j
  8. Drew, The "wires" in front of the direct vision portion of the windshield are actually tubing to spray alcohol on the panes as anti-icing. A small tank above and behind the pilot's head held the alcohol and a hand pump was used to squirt it onto the smaller (direct view) panel. This was for anti-ice (prevention), not de-ice (removal) so you had to be proactive with its' use. Again, as usual, GREAT work! C2j
  9. Paul Matt's Scale Aircraft Drawings two volume set has the SBU-1 in volume 2. Wind Canyon Books sells individual drawing sets: https://www.windcanyonbooks.com/product_info.php?products_id=576 C2j
  10. Anh Dai, " Remember there is a step when you install the slat mechanism on the TOP wing. This makes room for the slat to be flushed with the top wing when retracted." There should NOT be a step where the trailing edge of the slat meets the wing top surface. At this point the training edge of the slat is only about 0.025". If there were a step, there would be major aerodynamic disruption across most of the wing at slow speeds (slats open). Model companies mold their slatted wings this way because they can't mold the trailing edges of the slats
  11. Drew Incredible work mating the wing midsection with the fuselage. That's a tough joint and I can't even see it in your picture! Your work on the landing gear is crazy good too! Those two inlets on the forward fuselage just forward of the wing...?? C2j
  12. Thank you for stating what was going through my mind. C2j
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