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Old 01-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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They do need to do something with those bloody spinners..
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That's a nice looking model, apart from the spinner's, the scheme look's to be spot on.
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x2/3/4/5 will be my first dc 7
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Apart from the spinners, she's beautiful
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Even got the yellow bits.
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Thick question, but what it wrong with the err, spinners as you put it??

Thanks.


Actually, I had forgotten to get the old fan out when photographing prop planes - about the closest I got the other day there was when I was photographing the 1:144 USAF Sentry AWAKS complete with the battery powered rotodome.
Lots of long exposures required there!
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Thick question, but what it wrong with the err, spinners as you put it??
Not thick at all. Spinners= 'Rocket nose' or 'bullet' shaped fairings covering central 'hub' area on a propeller. Not all of the larger Douglas, and indeed other propliners had them, but the majority did......and some still do.

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IMO, the spinners on the otherwise lovely HM model of the 7C, are too long. If I was still into collecting 1/200s, I'd certainly still get one despite that.
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What camera and lens do you use Agentx20?
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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To make the story short, these spinners have to be replaced ASAP and some of us who have a strong interest in the DC 7 will come back.

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I find it funny how they can get detailing on the livery so correct and yet produce really comic spinner's. Is it a James Bond style equipped Dougie 7?
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What is it with that bloody seam under the rear fuselage with the DC-4/6/7 ??????????
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What is it with that bloody seam under the rear fuselage with the DC-4/6/7 ??????????
It's a battery compartment.
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It's a battery compartment.
Hhhhhmmmm. A vibrator shaped like an aeroplane. Interesting!
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Not thick at all. Spinners= 'Rocket nose' or 'bullet' shaped fairings covering central 'hub' area on a propeller. Not all of the larger Douglas, and indeed other propliners had them, but the majority did......and some still do.

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IMO, the spinners on the otherwise lovely HM model of the 7C, are too long. If I was still into collecting 1/200s, I'd certainly still get one despite that.
Ah ok, thanks!

I am not an enthusiast, I just like the models, so I know very little about the proper details on the real things of almost everything!

Of course, I know the basics such as they should ideally have 2 wings and engines so on....

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yet produce really comic spinner's. Is it a James Bond style equipped Dougie 7?
Madonna in her early days surely??
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Beautiful livery but how hard could it be to modify those ridiculous spinners? I guess since most of us
will buy one anyway there's no need for Hobbymuckup to put forth the effort.

I like their DC-4s but geez did HM turn out to be a disappointment.
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Maybe I'm missing something but couldn't they just put the props from this on the 7 and achieve something even better!

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Maybe I'm missing something but couldn't they just put the props from this on the 7 and achieve something even better!

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Maybe I'm missing something but couldn't they just put the props from this on the 7 and achieve something even better!

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That was my first thought too. Then upon closer examination of my CPA DC-6, I noticed that the props and spinners are moulded as one unit, and the same is true on the BOAC DC-7. Therefore, simply swapping spinners is not possible. So why not just swap out the entire prop/spinner assembly? Because the DC-6 is a 3-blade affair and the DC-7 is a 4-blade one.

I'm afraid those who would like this model in their collection will have to live with the 'Material Girl's' spinners.
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Might work.

mmmm a three bladed DC7... yep... no one will notice.....
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What is it with that bloody seam under the rear fuselage with the DC-4/6/7 ??????????
so as they can hollow out and it sits on its nose... not its tail...
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The prop spinners are solid plastic molded as part of the prop. So.................

You can get a fairly nice model by cutting/sanding the spinners down to a more realistic size. I may post some pics of my Pan American DC-7 later.

Although I know Hobbymasher should get it right in the first place, there aren't too many good DC-7 models on the market, and aside from the prop spinners (I can live with the fuselage seam) the DC-7 is a pretty nice model. So at least there is an alternative.
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Please post some piccies of your new spinners.. along with an idiots guide of how to do it... I rekon there must be something you can fix onto the end of yer dremel that would do it...
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mmmm a three bladed DC7... yep... no one will notice.....
Especially at Hobby Nasty.
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Maybe this is a fix, because the model, other that the spinners, is really quite good.

I filed down the spinners using a nail file and sand paper. They are solid plastic. You may be able to do better, but I think it definitely improves the model

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Lets try again and see if we can get the pics any bigger.

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Looks great..but the nose gear,a little weird
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What aspect would you like to see changed ?
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What's weird about it? It looks pretty much fine to me for a lump of plastic.
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They do need to do something with those bloody spinners..
Really. You could poke your eye out with those things. Did someone go to the CL-44 bin by mistake?
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