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Hajo L.

Do-27 in 1/72 by Special Hobby

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I want to show you the current project I´m working on, which is the - I can´t stress this enough - brilliant kit of the Dornier Do-27 by Special Hobby in 1/72.

 

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Since I wanted to do an aircraft in German Army Aviation markings, I bought a set of decals from HaHen, only to notice later one that I initially fell in love with the decals by AirDOC, but the HaHen-decals do have markings for a Heeresflieger (Army Aviation) version as well.

 

The interiour is nicely done and quickly got some color:


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As usual, I put in a crew, using the Revell Pilots set. The pilots got different heads and now wear head-phones.


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Even though the Do-27 is pretty small, the two figures fit in pretty good!

 

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An officer of the German Army is sitting in the back, enjoying a ride to get an aerial view and better situational awareness. I had to use a 1/87 scale figure, since anything bigger wouldn´t fit into the compartment. But looking at this smaller "Panzer-Mann", I´m reminded of a former german Colonel that commanded my brigade when I was a conscript in 1996/97. "Oberst Trull", as his rank and name were then (he retired as Major General in 2008) was very popular in the German Army for his dedication, professionalism and style, and I was proud to have been a member of "his" Tank Brigade 18 "Holstein" back then.

 

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A close-up of the crew and it´s passenger:


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Also mounted the wings and rudders, so far really excellent fit!

 

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The crew has been placed inside the aircraft:

 

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I gave my Tank Officer a rucksack, a map and a G3 rifle:

 

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Looks like he´s enjoying the ride!

 

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Also added the engine cowling and the clear parts.

 

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I don´t think I have ever seen such brilliant clear parts before!

 

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I used some blueish grey for the whole uppe rpart of the aircraft as base coat.

 

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NATO-oliv for the green parts of the camoflage:


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It does look the part, especially in comparison to the instructions!

 

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And with natural lighting:

 

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HAJO

 

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Hi, Hajo.

Dein "Oberst Trull" sollte sich anschnallen, oder?

What a nice build.

I've always had a soft spot for this sample of "German robust engineering".

Have you hand-brushed? If so the result is wonderful.

Can't wait to see markings going on.

Bye

Euge

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Thanks, yes, he should have used a seat-belt, although I´m not sure if he may already uses one, since it might be a classic waist belt, which would be hard to see.

 

Yep, the camo is hand-brushed.

 

 

HAJO

 

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And, as requested, pictures of the finished model:

 

Most of the decals are from the kit, except those that were necessary for the Heeresflieger (Army Aviation) markings by HaHen.

 

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The HaHen-decals are a bit darker and less colorful and therefor you can see some slight differences, especially at the hull-number.

 

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Overall I´m very pleased with the kit and the result and will surely build another Do-27. Then most likely something where I can live up my creativity.

 

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Zoom on the officer:

 

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The belly:

 

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And a comparison with an USAF Cessna O-1:

 

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HAJO

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Hajo, I like alot your Do-27.

Really beautiful painting both inside and outside.

Bye

Euge

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