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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Aircraft Modeling => Topic started by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 03:13:42 PM

Title: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 19, 2018, 03:13:42 PM
Time to prepare the next builds as I've finished the Rafale M and I'm finishing the "cute" Corsair...
This is the Dornier 27 from Special Hobby at 1/72 scale.
Nice kit; hope the build will be fun...
Of course, I will build the Belgian version  :))
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on August 19, 2018, 04:10:04 PM
If you need any close up detail, let me know, we have published article some time ago ;)
http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2018/03/01/dornier-do-27/
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 21, 2018, 09:00:28 PM
Thank you for the link! I have also a walkaround of the Dornier 27 of the brussels Air Museum...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on August 22, 2018, 12:40:33 AM
excellent !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on August 22, 2018, 11:41:45 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 01, 2018, 04:57:04 PM
Friends from the Brussels Air Museum helped me for what concerns the seatbelts... I think I will use Eduard's LW seatbelts as a base. ANyway, I'm in the first stage, prepairing the cockpit interior (and the engine interior) for base primer...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on September 01, 2018, 05:21:10 PM
Good mention about belts :)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on September 01, 2018, 05:46:33 PM
A little help from a friend  :) nice start mate !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 01, 2018, 08:29:02 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on September 30, 2018, 11:43:50 AM
Primer airbrushed...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 01, 2018, 11:07:19 AM
looking good !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 01, 2018, 08:56:37 PM
Thank you! ;)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 20, 2018, 11:46:44 AM
At the request of Didier Waelkens from IPMS-Belgium who asks me to finish the kit before december (for an article for KIT, the IPMS-Belgium magazine), I will concentrate my actual hobby time on the Dornier 27.

I've removed the clear parts from the sprue. So doing, I've constated that the sprues made gaps on the doors... I've tried to correct that problem (sanding, three different grades of compound, klir) but impossible: it's too deep... I've sent a mail to Special Hobby asking for replacement parts. Anyway I can eventually build the kit with open doors: so doing the gaps will not be visible, but I prefer to build kits "all closed".

Today I've masked the clear parts on the cockpit. As I'm tired and hands are shaking too much, it's enough for one sitting...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on October 20, 2018, 12:27:30 PM
At least hope that it will not be visible when publish in magazine ;)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 20, 2018, 12:36:21 PM
Hope too...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 21, 2018, 11:40:58 AM
Yesterday in the evening I've painted the light grey of the cockpit interior (Gunze H325) On the photos I received from my friends of the Brussels Air Museum (sorry, I don't have the autorisation to publish those photos) it's evident that the backseat is not the part 57 as indicated by Special Hobby on the instruction sheet, but part 62 like the German and Spanixh versions... So I've removed part 57 and replaced it by part 62.
The photos show also that there is an upholstery in the cockpit of the aircraft of the museum. It's too much work to do to realise that upholstery, so I will let the interior as is.
The photos show also that the grey color of the seat is slightly different from the rest of the cockpit; so I painted the seats with Gunze H326. The third photo shows the difference...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 21, 2018, 11:43:43 AM
...This morning I have painted the little details and set the decal of the instrument panel, that is very nice.

Next phase: gloss varnish before some weathering
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 22, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
good !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 22, 2018, 04:14:47 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 28, 2018, 04:17:39 PM
After having airbrushed gloss varnish, I applied Tamiya Panel Liner yesterday and today, matt varnish
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on October 28, 2018, 04:38:53 PM
Fuselage assembly follow ;)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on October 28, 2018, 05:17:17 PM
Exactly ;)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on October 29, 2018, 05:55:22 PM
good !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 01, 2018, 12:14:03 PM
Thank you!

After having used some pastels, I've set the seatbelts and then tried to place the cockpit interior into the fuselage. Fitting was so good that no glued needed for the interior; I glued the 1/2 fuselages together...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on November 01, 2018, 12:49:45 PM
good !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on November 01, 2018, 12:55:01 PM
Nice it have wide open transparent area and so many details inside could be seen :))
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 02, 2018, 07:55:22 AM
thank you :)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 10, 2018, 06:19:37 PM
Due to a big lack of time until the end of the year, I will not be able to finish the kit for mid-december. But I continue the build, on my rythm...
Today I've placed the lateral windows, painted the engine and applied some putty/cyano where needed... Work is not finished yet with putty but there is no real "big" problem...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on November 10, 2018, 06:50:35 PM
Engine look interesting, will be nice detail on camouflaged sample
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 10, 2018, 07:01:19 PM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on November 12, 2018, 12:23:50 PM
nice progress mate !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 12, 2018, 01:14:19 PM
Thank you mate
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 29, 2018, 07:13:19 PM
Special Hobby sent me a new set of clear parts, on my request. Excellent customer service!!!
Same proble with the attachment of the doors on the sprue; so, I've gently sanded the new doors for a loooooong time... Result is good; I can build my Dornier "all closed". Me happy.
Motivated... I have masked the doors, airbrushed the inside color than glued all the clear parts with Gator glue. When dry I've placed the wing, then the wheel legs; engine face, and some other elements. Not finished yet but it was enough for today: placement of the (Belgian) exhausts was not a piece of cake because the parts are so tiny... Nerviously it was enough for today.
But well, I must say that Dornier is a very nice and pleasant to build kit!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on November 29, 2018, 07:15:27 PM
Look good and you remind me that I have to get this Gator acrylic glue
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on November 29, 2018, 07:22:36 PM
Gator glue is useful. longer time to dry compared to cyano but no fumes; with cyano I had fumes on the dorsal window...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on December 01, 2018, 07:10:47 AM
nice progress
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 01, 2018, 07:50:51 AM
Thank you my friend
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: Jicehem on December 09, 2018, 09:54:25 AM
Hello :-salut

Very good work upon improvement of this kit.

Jicéhem :-wave
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 09, 2018, 11:12:00 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 16, 2018, 06:12:09 PM
Since last time, I received lot of interresting informations and new pictures (I cannot publish those ones due to copyrights); that were a little bit disturbing for some ones...

Belgian pilots seats are not totally correct in the kit: backseats are not so high and there is no metal plate behind. The seatbelts are fixed on a kind of reinforcement in metal above the seats...

The banks are both the same with no full backseats as indicated by Special Hobby for the Belgian version; instead it's better to use the part of the German aircraft - but two are needed. More than that: Belgians reinforced the backseat with a grey tissue in the lower part...

The cockpit interior is capitoned...

There is a kind of wood wheel between the pilots seats

Belgian Do27 present some variations in the paint. This is due to the use of paint can to correct the overall paint before total re-painting of the aircraft

Exhausts: the short exhausts provided for Belgian version by SH are correct. But there were progressively replaced by longer ones; that are not of the same type of the German aircrafts! So, if you whish to represent Belgian longer exhausts, you have to scratchbuild them... I will keep the shorter ones.

Decals provided in the kit are a little bit too big. Not really dramatically too big I must say.

My friends of the Brussels Air Museum sent me informations about the lenght of the antennas: 50 cm and 225cm. At 1/72 scale, that makes respectively 0,7cm & 3,13cm.

OK. Knowing all that I was disturbed by the fact that my cockpit interior is not absolutely correct... I envisaged to stop the build of the actual kit, to begin my second one more correctly this time. Discussing with Didier Waelkens, editor of KIT (IPMS-Belgium magazine) he convinced me to continue my actual build; simply giving all the infos received after the closing of the cockpit in the article I will write.

So, the adventure continues  :))

Not a big step forward this time: photoetch! That asked me loooong time to perfectly realise the parts...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 16, 2018, 08:38:57 PM
This is so detailed info, good to know. Maybe you can make it with other markings, to fit interior?
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 17, 2018, 06:51:26 AM
This is so detailed info, good to know. Maybe you can make it with other markings, to fit interior?

Yes, it's my intention but the second Dornier will not be one of my next builds...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 22, 2018, 08:44:36 PM
As I have a few time to spend for the hobby actually, progress is slow... More than that, some phases are asking for intense thinking  :-green
So, even if the part is fragile, I decided to glue the VHF antenna on the wing. For me, that will be better for the painting phase.

I've also prepared the other antennas; there are not glued actually; just positionned for the photo ;)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 22, 2018, 09:09:09 PM
0,3 steel wire?
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 23, 2018, 07:40:39 AM
No my friend, stretched Evergreen...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 28, 2018, 07:41:39 PM
Today I've obturated the hole in the emplacement of the wing light, with Evergreen and a little bit of  Vallejo putty.
That hole would have been visible once the glass positioned...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 28, 2018, 08:35:25 PM
 :-clap
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 29, 2018, 10:34:57 AM
Thank you my friend :)
Today, primer airbrushed...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on December 29, 2018, 11:01:10 AM
 :-ok
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on December 30, 2018, 02:19:43 AM
Good progress!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on December 30, 2018, 08:36:56 AM
Thank you friends
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 10, 2019, 08:13:07 PM
Good progress today: Gunze H420 airbrushed!
During those last days I've also worked on the propeller: first white primer than yellow; then base AK Xtreme Metal Black; then for the face Vallejo Aluminium acrylic metal color and finally H420 for the bosse...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 10, 2019, 08:14:57 PM
Green look so good!! Make it look danger!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 11, 2019, 05:39:38 AM
Yes, I like that Khaki green
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 12, 2019, 08:45:07 PM
Details painted...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 12, 2019, 09:16:36 PM
Hahaha... sometimes I forget this details :))
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 13, 2019, 08:22:37 AM
Same for me...
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 13, 2019, 06:19:54 PM
First sitting for decalsetting. No hurry...  :-green
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 13, 2019, 06:53:59 PM
Why hurry, its pleasure work :))
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 13, 2019, 09:12:10 PM
Exactly ;-)
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on January 13, 2019, 10:56:06 PM
Good to watch!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 15, 2019, 08:49:47 PM
A second decal setting sitting yesterday and a third one today: all decals placed!
I've used MicroSet and MicroSol in the process.
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 15, 2019, 09:04:40 PM
Two legendary decal solutions and result is great!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 15, 2019, 09:12:45 PM
Yes, absolutely!
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on January 16, 2019, 05:34:50 PM
looks excellent !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 17, 2019, 03:56:05 PM
Thank you !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 19, 2019, 05:46:21 PM
Painting of the exhausts and venturi placed
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: No.1 on January 19, 2019, 08:45:39 PM
 :-clap
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: Second Air Force on January 19, 2019, 09:24:41 PM
Fine machine!!!

Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: modellius on January 21, 2019, 04:07:16 PM
Fine indeed !
Title: Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
Post by: draken35 on January 21, 2019, 05:44:23 PM
Thank you!
I have airbrushed gloss varnish again...