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Old 06-16-2014, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HOBBY MASTER 1/200 AIRLINER SERIES
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Douglas DC-6B
Civil Air Transport (CAT), 1958

August 2014 Release

Just announced on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/200 scale airliners HL5012 Douglas DC-6B Civil Air Transport, 1958

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The should be one pretty model........Now if only the UK wholesaler could make the decision to order some we may have a chance to buy one sooner, rather than later.

Another request for this 6B in ALITALIA scheme please.
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One of the iconic schemes.
me, i'm still waiting for TMA.
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A must for me
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One of the iconic schemes.
me, i'm still waiting for TMA.
TMA.....Good choice!
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Small Worlds did a TMA version. There is a picture in this post

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...ollection.html
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Can't afford customs all the time, £159 for connies is bad enough, can't go there with others I'm afraid. This CAT 6B will do nicely.
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Pre Production Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/200 scale airliners HL5012 Douglas DC-6B Civil Air Transport, 1958

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Something amiss with the window line at the rear on this prepro model. Cabin windows should not be so high in relation to horizonal stabilizers.

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Sounds like I'm the only one who cares.

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You know Graham, every time I said something, I was told :"It's too late".

And the last time, suggesting a solution for the A 310 windshield, my e mail returned to me …
They have the best DC 6 mould and this model is ruined because of a bad printing.
They don't care ...

Jean Pierre.

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Stop being picky guys!!!
It looks wonderful! (Not!!!)
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Something amiss with the window line at the rear on this prepro model. Cabin windows should not be so high in relation to horizonal stabilizers.
I don't know about that Graham.

If Hobby Master had followed their artwork, the cheat line (containing the pax windows) would have been too low in my opinion.
Bottom of the cheat line should roughly be in line with the horizontal stab.

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You know Graham, every time I said something, I was told :"It's too late".

And the last time, suggesting a solution for the A 310 windshield, my e mail returned to me …

They don't care ...

Jean Pierre.
The A310 windshield was a tooling issue and not a printing issue.

Your idea was presented to William and he considered it - but it was not a solution to the problem.

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Looks to me like the windows are about where they should be - maybe the horizontal stabilizers are situated too high.

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The Braniff shot is a wide angle from a low poition so I don't believe that this gives the right feel.

The CAT scheme is not typical for a DC-6 as the cheat line rises above the horiz stabs quite a lot.

None the less those rear cabin windows are starting to look like skylights and that ain't correct. Comprises always have to be made (like with IF DC-8s) so lets compromise and make those cabin windows look right ?

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I don't know about that Graham.

If Hobby Master had followed their artwork, the cheat line (containing the pax windows) would have been too low in my opinion.
Bottom of the cheat line should roughly be in line with the horizontal stab.

Dan

Dan,

I've looked at this again and again. It seems the cheat line is just too deep overall. There is way too much pink both above and below the windows. The windows need to come down to almost touch the lining colours. The top lining colours need to come down and touch the top of the cabin windows. Pretty sure that would fix it for looking right and that last batch of cabin windows has a better chance of ending up on a vertical surface (instead of the start of the roof). The CP version looks well balanced to me and the PanAm.

If changing the pink line causes a problem where the pink cheat line rises over
the horizontal stabs, I wouldn't worry. At least it will look like a proper Doug.
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