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1/72 C-54 / RCAF North Star

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Starting up two big models which will be massive conversions. Start with the Revell C-54. Add the Belcher Bits North Start conversion. One (late version) for a customer and (early) for me.

 

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This is NOT your Revell kit of yore. This sucker has a bizzillion parts. Just the cockpits took most of an afternoon.

 

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Silly amount of detail for something that I highly doubt will be visible when the model is complete.

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Nice start with the cockpits.  I have been wanting to build one of these so I will be very interested to see how your builds go.

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I'll be watching this one. Always like Canadian content.

 

This forum needs a " like " button.

 

 

Chris

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Until I get to the conversion parts, THIS was the hard part I think.  But I have till the end of January. It will happen. But nothing more till Friday.....unless I don't get OT on Wednesday.

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Turns out I did not get overtime. This model is taking a LOT of time but is (so far) not as hard as I thought it would be. MANY very small parts. Had more then a couple go flying to the carpet monster. Fortunately I found them all.

 

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Funny thing,. for all the very very nice detail in this kit I doubt much will be viable even with the doors open.

 

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One body seems to have gone together perfectly. THe other needed some help and super glue. But should clean up just fine.

 

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Larry Millberry's Northstar book is a good reference if you can get access to one.........You caught the window on the port rear that needs to be filled and  believe there is a small one on the starboard behind the cockpit that should be filled too. There is a picture in the book that shows this. It is however a small window. Looking good so far....Dry fitting of the resin engines in my kit show a pretty good fit so build away

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One of the reasons that I never bought this kit was because when I was at my LHS the size of the box led me to believe that it was a large kit.  When I look at it compared to the bottle of Tamiya paint you have there it doesn't seem that bad.

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Yeah, its not as big as I thought either. But the kit part count is VERY high. Lots of interior parts in this kit.

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Ready to start cutting and applying Merlins over the radials.

 

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Bunch of Merlins..

 

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thanks, I will fix that right away!

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Looking like airplanes now.

 

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