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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

DC-2 Japan


51 26 July 2023, 11:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
This will be an interesting and enlightening project - precisely because the shapes of the DC-3/ C-47 are so familiar, the slight deviations from them exhibited by its predecessor, the DC-2, are all the more striking.
The kit of the civilian DC-2 in the markings of a pre-war Japanese airline is wonderfully accurate to fit. The lack of detail in those places that were important to me I was easily able to extend to a C-47 with a little etched part. The exterior of the aircraft gets a complete NMF surface - what more could you want with these classic shapes? 🙂
26 July 2023, 11:34
Robert Podkoński
Interesting. Taking a seat!
26 July 2023, 14:09
Zbynek Honzik
Awesome subject! I will follow with interest. Fingers crossed with the build!
26 July 2023, 14:21
26 July 2023, 17:47
Łukasz Gliński
I have to follow this! Looking forward to reading your say on this kit. Mine is still waiting for its Polish NMF
26 July 2023, 17:51
Erik Leijdens
Interesting project once again Roland, it is in good hands!
26 July 2023, 18:16
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
26 July 2023, 18:26
Transall NG
Take a seat !!
26 July 2023, 19:08
Живко Джаков
Roland. I'm here and I'm watching! 🙂
26 July 2023, 20:45
For a Sec I thought you were going to do a L2D Tabby
26 July 2023, 21:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Oh! I appreciate your interest and your motivating words, thank you mates! Yes, a "Tabby" or even a Lissunov Li-2 would be desirable!
27 July 2023, 07:18
Transall NG
I am working on the Li-2, Amodel, but completing it is a bit painful... 🙂
27 July 2023, 10:43
Roland Sachsenhofer
Interesting! But not untypical, as one hears/ has already experienced oneself...
27 July 2023, 16:04
Transall NG
Yes, true, i may open a post here, it might help me to finish... 🙂
28 July 2023, 23:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
That would be pleasing- and interesting!
31 July 2023, 08:50
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for all your likes! I just finished the challenging DH.88 Comet, now I have time and leisure to continue with the DC-2!
1 August 2023, 18:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
The surfaces are now finished - I preferred to work over the entire surface with sandpaper - and polished it - I see black for the further course. As a primer for the subsequent Alclad!
4 August 2023, 09:52
Roland Sachsenhofer
I will show you two more construction stages. Now, before the next application of Alclad, a little correcting and fixing is done.
5 August 2023, 15:23
Looks great so far, Roland 👍
5 August 2023, 16:51
Alex K
I see in the above comments that there are already thoughts about a follow-up project, after the DC-2: a Tabby or a Li-2... If I may just drop another idea - an interesting subject might be the famous Chinese "DC-2 1/2"... a CNAC DC-3 flown with a DC-2 wing outboard of the right engine... Just saying... it would be nice to see such a model from a master 😉
5 August 2023, 17:00
Roland Sachsenhofer
What a story! It was completely unknown to me until now, thank you very much for that alone. That would actually be an idea worth having. I'll think about it, there should be enough reference material. I thank you for this inspiration, a real "flight of the phoenix"!
5 August 2023, 17:21
Alex K
🙂 Glad I mentioned it, then! You might want to have a look at Gregory Crouch's "China's Wings" book - which is, to put it mildly, fascinating reading...
5 August 2023, 17:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
A piece of literature I am very much looking forward to - thank you for this inspiration!
6 August 2023, 09:14
Michael Kohl
Another beauty from the thirties to follow.
6 August 2023, 22:26
Roland Sachsenhofer
Let's see 🙂 In any case, I am motivated to get out what I can.
Thank you Michael!
7 August 2023, 09:31
Bruce Huxtable
Straight, the line of Duty; curves, the lines of Beauty! She catches the light really nicely 👍🙂
7 August 2023, 11:23
Roland Sachsenhofer
Almost poetic words, Bruce, which I appreciate very much! Thank you!
The surfaces are now ready to receive the decals. I am still considering whether to actually apply the "Hinomarus" suggested on the instructions, as I have not seen them on the few pictures (and the boxart). Do you have any knowledge about this question?
9 August 2023, 05:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
This could be the last construction photos of the Dc 2 "Aso-go: the decals are up and the surfaces have been brought to the point that I like best in terms of metal variations, gloss and shimmer. Now work is waiting in the form of clean-ups - for example on the antennas, the nose louvres and in the entire undercarriage area - as well as somewhat very discreet but nevertheless existing traces of use. In addition, the multiple tangled cables of the engines are to be assigned to individual spark plugs, well, if possible....
So, the end (of the build) is near! 🙂
12 August 2023, 14:39
Bruce Huxtable
Sorry, Roland, I have no idea of the Rising Sun. I guess I would follow the photos. I wish you a clear eye and a steady hand for the next steps 🙂
12 August 2023, 15:23
Robert Podkoński
Looks beautiful!
12 August 2023, 17:32
Pietro De Angelis
Beautiful airplane and fantastic job, congrats!
12 August 2023, 18:37
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you mates! Thank you Bruce, but in the meantime I have found a few more photos of Dc 2 "Aso-go" - all of which make me feel reassured to hold on to the Hinomaro-less varinate 🙂
13 August 2023, 09:47
Roland Sachsenhofer
The Dc-2 project is now finished - yesterday I was able to take a few quick photos of the finished J-BBOT, flying with the "Dai Nippon Koku", individually named "Aso-go". This aircraft was lost off Okinawa in 1940 after engine failure and an emergency ditching. Crew and passengers could be recovered unhurt.
The kit has its pitfalls and careful construction pays off; nevertheless, I am once again delighted with Special Hobby's interesting choice of aircraft!
Thank you for your interesting and motivating comments, mates!
14 August 2023, 05:37
Guy Rump
Great build. 👍
14 August 2023, 06:42
Michael Kohl
Very elegant. Nice livery. Beautiful result.
14 August 2023, 07:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your kind replies, Guy and Michael! Thank you for all the likes mates!
14 August 2023, 16:37
Wow.. Very nice model and fantastic result.
16 August 2023, 20:43
Zbynek Honzik
Great result, Roland! That was worth it! Thanks a lot for the inspiration, DC-2 is waiting for me in the closet...
16 August 2023, 21:08
Great paintwork, well executed project!👍🏻
16 August 2023, 21:17
Daniel Klink
Fantastic result Roland and another unusual civilian subject! Beautiful Kimono btw! 👍
16 August 2023, 21:19
Roland Sachsenhofer
How pleased I am with your comments, mates. Nice and motivating that you like this Dc-2! Zbynek, have fun with this lovely kit.
17 August 2023, 14:08

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