ARNIwings 1/24 DC3/C-47/Dakota - Part 1
By Christian Alexandersen
I thought I’d share some progress pictures of my largest ever modelling project, the 1/24th scale DC-3 from ARNIwings.
So let’s start out with a picture of the vac kit parts:
First for me is always cutting all the parts from the sheets:
So that’s how that ends:
Second I knew I was going to need a solid floor in the cabin, and with plenty of excess sheet, this is it:
I am building a civilian airliner so third was cabin ribs:
Now off to more production like work. Parts for the cabin seats are stacking up:
And being assembled in a simple jig:
7 double and 7 single seats (unpainted wood) are now lines up on the cabin floor:
So time for the wall section limiting the cabin and rear wall in the cockpit:
And primed seats again being “tested” on the cabin floor:
And against the cabin wall, with the window section marked:
And more testing of the cabin area, with chair and cabin wall ribs:
All injection kit have fixation points – a vac kit doesn’t – but they are need, so here it comes:
And with the floor and wall sections fixed I worked a bit on the panty are. Or those of you being very sharp this is not a mirrored image. On the VERY very early DC-3s the rear entrance door was at starboard, so naturally the toilet has to be in port side!
Next shot is first attempt at scratching a pilot's seat:
Bottom side of the cabin floor also serves to ensure positioning of the center wing:
Below test fitted in the fuselage:
All above might not look like a lot but there I a horribly lot of scratching. When I am going to finish I am not sure but when I finish I am certain it’s going to be huge and look quite a lot like this:
I hope you like it – I try to post continuously; next progress pictures here will be when I have found a solution for the engines!
© Christian Alexandersen 2015
This article was published on Sunday, March 29 2015; Last modified on Monday, March 30 2015