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HPH Models 1/32 C-47 'That's All Brother'

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Hello all,

 

I must confess to being a bit of a HPH Models Groupie.

Iv'e got five of their kits and pre-ordered this few months back;

 

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It is simply stunning!!!

It cements, in my opinion, why HPH are the best model 'artists' in the world...

It's up there with the PBY which is my next project; I simply had to have a go at this one first!

 

Here's what you get when you take off the sleeve and open the box;

 

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Here's a sneak preview of the size;

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I of course, had to purchase the Landing Flaps which are sold separately;

 

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Now, to the subject (which I have the support from HPH Models for);

 

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I am going to get unique decals produced for this project and will update you on what I did of course.

 

From the that's all brother.org website;

 

Nearly 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That’s All, Brother carried the first of the paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind.

 

After serving on D-Day, and in Operations Market Garden, Repulse, and Varsity, the airplane returned to the United States and was sold to the civilian market in 1945. During the course of many owners over the next several decades, the historical significance of the airplane was lost and it was eventually sold to be scrapped. Fortunately, two historians from the United States Air Force discovered that this historic airplane was lying in a boneyard in Wisconsin. The Commemorative Air Force was able to acquire the airplane, and through a large group of donors and volunteers, restore the airplane to flying status.

 

So all, there you have it, now to get all the stuff out and get going!!!

Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely!  Before I got rid of FB, I was a devout follower of TABs page. It was great to see her first flight live. I also love the fact that they paid attention to the details when restoring her, and that the resto is the ACTUAL TAB that flew. 

 

I love the details HpH provides, but have been let down quite a few times when it comes to their assembly details, as occasionally it seems their QC could use a refresher. Im hoping the gooney bird is up to snuff, and you dont run into any of the issues I have run into!

 

The kit does look really lovely. Have you thought about designing your own paint masks for TAB? All the markings seem fairly straight forward and doable for masks.

 

Heres looking forward to some progress!

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OK, now I'm officially jealous. This one isn't in my reach so I will follow you closely to enjoy this build. Have fun.

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10 minutes ago, Crossofiron said:

Bugger, gonna need a bigger workbench...

Might take a window out when I do the PBY.

 

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The fit, as you would expect is exceptional & everything fuselage wise is pre trimmed.

 

 

Nice!  That is going to be a large beast.

 

Do all the panel lines line up from side to side and wing top to bottom?

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59 minutes ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

 

Nice!  That is going to be a large beast.

 

Do all the panel lines line up from side to side and wing top to bottom?

 

Do you what?

They pretty much do!

I can see some work around the Wing Roots maybe but there is no sign of warping or distortion, its like a sculpture!

 

Now it's time to get the Marigold Gloves out, got some serious washing of parts to do!!!

 

 

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