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Douglas DC-4

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
Used from:1942-Now
Used by:CivilMilitary
Manufacturer:US Douglas
Model:DC-4

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TUCÁN Los Douglas C-54 Skymaster del Ejército del Aire
Michel Lozares Sánchez
2019
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Douglas DC-4 (UNITEC-Medienvertrieb 22)
 
Douglas DC-4 Die Historie eines Pioniers im Nachkriegsluftverkehr
FLUGZEUG Profile Nr. 22
Karl-Heinz Regnat
1992
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Douglas DC-4
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PH-TAR (Evert van Dijk) | First Service Flight Amsterdam - New York - Schiphol Amsterdam May 1946 | Aluminium
 
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Gary Victory 1st weeks progress. Painted with Tamiya Revell and Citadel paints.
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Augie IF they are the ones I think they are, they are indeed trim (Horiz stab etc)
11. December 2018, 23:54
Donald Dickson II Yep! Thats what they are. Just looked them up. Thanks guys!
12. December 2018, 00:16
Greg Baker Your cabinet pics made me track this baby down for a closer look. Wow... nice work
17. January 2019, 04:44
Donald Dickson II Greg, thank you sir! This is one of my favorites. I enjoyed the build, learned a lot, and I love how it turned out. :)
17. January 2019, 04:55
Greg Baker I suddenly started rifling through the Tintin albums to see if he ever flew in a DC-4... ;)
17. January 2019, 05:07
Clifford Keesler Nice one Donald. My local Hobby Lobby never had any of those. They seem to only stock mainly 1/72 Acadmey stuff with the random Revell F-102A or F-18 thrown in. Though I did find the Revell Pro Modler ME-410 in the clearance isle once. I got both of my F-102's there though.
17. January 2019, 22:02
Donald Dickson II I do have one extra if either of you gents get interested.
17. January 2019, 22:31
Clifford Keesler Thanks Donald. I will try and remember that, if I get to where I can get one. Right now my Suv takes precedence(new tires and battery.) Bloody tires cost 2000.00 dollars apiece.
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9. January 2018, 13:41
Kelly Wellington
Okay...Revell's new 1:72 C-54 Skymaster was reputed to be due out in April of this year. It's now May; no kit available through the usual channels. My dealer now says June. Has Revell announced anything?
16. May 2015, 21:02
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Kelly Wellington Okay....Today I saw the first listing (on eBay) of this kit for near the expected pricing....$35.90 with $9.95 shipping. Move to your nearest dealer to place your order.
1. September 2015, 19:45
Kelly Wellington Reputedly due in to my dealer this week.
9. September 2015, 04:46
Kelly Wellington I HAZ SKYMASTER...
12. September 2015, 19:25
Gordon Sørensen Squadron has them listed for $39.95
13. September 2015, 02:02
Kelly Wellington Yep. I got mine from the hobby shop and paid $39.99. No shipping costs (or, more accurately, 'shipping included'). It's a huge box; the same size as the Airfix Nimrod kit.
13. September 2015, 04:28
Gordon Sørensen Didn't know the box was that big! Looking forward to seeing your build!
13. September 2015, 16:04
Kelly Wellington Well...It's a bit back in the queue. I'm still focused on craft of the War of the Atlantic....I'm just finishing up an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley in Coastal Command mufti. I haven't built out one of my transport kits since my Constellation got cat-crushed. I still intend to do a Berlin Airlift set of craft, and the Skymaster is a crucial element of that. Up until now, it's been almost entirely reliant upon a Mach2 kit.
13. September 2015, 19:43
Daniel Smith Just picked up one from my local HobbyLobby for $29.99USD with there 40% off coupon. Man there is a lot of plastic in the box. :D
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Richard Chamberlain now to make antennas for this model.
11. February 2016, 18:38
Richard Chamberlain just need to do touch up and weathering,then clear coat.. then it's done.
16. February 2016, 19:02
Roberto Rocat Good work, lovely subject.
16. February 2016, 20:28
Donald Dickson II Very nice!
17. February 2016, 03:05
Richard Chamberlain final product....
17. February 2016, 18:19
Donald Dickson II Well done sir!
18. February 2016, 08:13
Mike Grant Great subject, and a lovely model
18. February 2016, 14:22
Richard Chamberlain Thank you, learned allot from making this model.
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Douglas C-54 Skymaster
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317227/400 | Airlift Berlin - Wiesbaden AB DE 1948
 
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Kerry COX Was this the "Chocolate Bomber" used during the 'Berlin air lift' in the early 50's ?
You have got hold of some history here Sven, and so far, it's looking so good. :)
Cheers
16. November 2015, 03:44
Soeren . Really great start! ;)
16. November 2015, 05:27
komoras Great shading
What putty did you use in the last picture? Mr.Surfacer?
16. November 2015, 07:11
Holger Kranich Hi Sven, seems as Revell did a good Job, hu?
16. November 2015, 08:55
Sven Schönyan Hey guys, thank you for your nice comments! The AK book is really very helpful. The Revell tooling is surprisingly very detailed and the fit of the interior is good. I started work on the wings and nacelles and there is some more work to do with filler and putty. I show you next time.

@ Koromas: yes that´s Mr. Surfacer. Even when there was a greater gap and not so good alignement of the parts the Revell plastic in this case is easy to grind and I soon got the correct shape.

@ Holger: So far Revell did a good job.
16. November 2015, 18:17
Sven Schönyan @ Kerry: Yes this is one of the "Rosinenbomber" as we call them. There were some more type of aircraft involved in the Berlin Air Lift but this is the most common one if I recall it correctly.
16. November 2015, 19:56
Kerry COX Sven, thanks for that mate, as I was not quite sure, but as I said, it looks to be a great build mate, :)
16. November 2015, 20:03
Clifford Keesler Looking very nice sir.
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ricmac50
This model in its existing size of 1/144 is not worth the price that is being asked. The plane is excessively small and hard to handle. The paint scheme is not user friendly and very hard to follow from the stand point of the models box pictures. I bought it because of the THUNDERBIRD paint scheme but for the price of 21.00 dollars for this model, it is just not worth it. Maybe at the scale of 1/72 for the model may have been a good size for this but not 1/144. Very Poor Choice....
17. June 2014, 00:10
B It's minicrap,whoops I meant minicraft. I've had nothing but horrible experiences with their kits.
17. June 2014, 01:01
ricmac50 Brandon, Yes, I agree. I have noticed other builders when they post their building model of the C-54 and I have to say that they are not very good and you can use GOOGLE, to see these models, (use the heading C-54 THUNDERBIRDS SUPPORT and you can see what I'm talking about). I had to manually paint the red, white, blue on the prop tips, the decals are a joke. I am taking my time with this model because I am setting up a collection of all THUNDERBIRD planes from start to present. And since no one makes a 1/72 or bigger then I'm stuck with the 1/144.
17. June 2014, 20:39
ricmac50 I finished with the model but believe me when I say, this model is the pits when it comes to assembly and placing decals on model. I used Future on the decals to keep them from disintegrating but the future just made the decals fade and stain the decals. My paint job in general came out great, I used Rust-Oleum metallic silver and it looks great. But the paint looks substandard with the decals that came out so bad... Don't waste your money on Minicraft products and Revell of Germany, another loser of a company that makes very low quality models... Interested why I say Revell of Germany, ask me why!!!!
30. June 2014, 22:50
Urban Gardini You're not precisely fair here I'd say. RoG have wonderful top of the line kits in their product line as well as older reboxed ones from their back catalogue or from other brands. Just use the timelines here at Scalemates in your research and you'll find out more.
5. September 2014, 17:33
Burkhard D Well, a kit in 144 scale is small and hard to paint by nature, one cannot really blame the manufacturer for it.
Also one may be tempted to say 'Minicrap' in some cases, but their kits are not bad across the board and every manufacturer has some lemons in its portfolio. I have seen a number of Minicraft kits built into very nice models.
7. September 2014, 11:58
ricmac50 I guess everyone has an opinion as to what is good and what is bad. Also, I don't have the resources to purchase say... a twenty five dollar cockpit assembly from a third party, or a complete wheel assembly made of metal, so I make do with what I have. I favor the 1/48 and occasional 1/32 scale models. And we are all entitled to our comments and what is good for the goose may not be good for the gander....But I'm optimistic, as long as you have fun building, that is all that matters to each individual. No one is blaming the manufacturer but if you like your fingers to cramp up or cross because the parts are so small, I guess to each his own. I'm 6 ft. 2 inches tall and my hands are just as big, so it is a little difficult to work with these models. I do enjoy watching videos of other modelers when they assemble these miniature planes, they do magnificent work. Almost everyone....
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