Monogram's 1/48 scale
Douglas DC-3 Dakota
in IDF Service x 3
by Rafi Ben-Shahar
Douglas DC-3 in IDF Service
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Three camouflage schemes characterized 50 years of service in the IDF. The schemes and respected decals are well represented in IsraDecal's related topic. One decal sheet was sufficient for the three models.
I used the venerable Monogram originated kit that is also nearly two generations old.
The dimensions of the model capture well the looks of the real aircraft. However, a considerable amount of work is required to eliminate seam lines. In addition, scratch work was never ending to enhance details and accommodate for the changes made in the aircraft during its long service time.
Thanks to the large size of the model, the inaccuracies blend in the authentic look of the Dakota.
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2018 by Rafi Ben-Shahar
Page Created 15 June, 2018
15 June, 2018
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