Revell 1/72 Dornier Do28D-2

I spent a few hours on this today trying to make some progress on it. Having glued the new resin engine fronts onto the nacelles last weekend I sanded down the filler that was needed and removed what little detail there was.

The ribbing on the cowlings was replaced with heat-stretched sprue plus various shapes scribed into the rather featureless surfaces, the nacelles were then glued to the fuselage;

The new engine fronts that I made from scratch then cast in resin

When the nacelles had set they were filled and will be cleaned up later this week;

Another area that required attention was the landing light on the starboard leading edge of the wing as there is none in the kit. For this I cut out a section of the leading edge, lined it with thin styrene sheet and when set sanded it to shape, it was then painted a medium grey.

For the light I cut out a section from a clear plastic toothbrush to shape, drilled into the back and dropped some Vallejo Chrome paint into it to represent the bulb then superglued it into place. When set it will be sanded to shape and polished.

For such a little model the amount of work needed to bring it up to a reasonable standard is a lot but as it is the ONLY Dornier 28 available in this scale (to my knowledge anyway) you can’t escape it. Still it is quite an enjoyable process figuring out how to improve it and does exercise those scratchbuilding skills.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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