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Old 05-21-2020, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys!

One of my favorite aircraft is the Do328, and there wasn’t any 1:400 scaled model of this beautiful aircraft. So I was searching in shapeways and I found a 3D printed Do328, for a pretty good price! So I ordered it and it looks pretty good. I decided i was going to paint it in air alps livery (OE-LKA). Until now I have painted it with an airbrush in white color. This is the result:


Stay tuned for more progress during the rest of the month.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking good. What’s the next step?
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looking good. What’s the next step?
Thanks! Next step is Painting gears, engine fans and wings.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So the aim is to have it looking like this. Are you going to make the decals for it?
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So the aim is to have it looking like this. Are you going to make the decals for it?
Yes, I have it all prepared. This is an sneak peak of the cockpit windows!

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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As the model is only 53mm in length those decals are going to be very small, especially the “discover the sky” logo. I doubt I could mange to create the decals in 1/200 let alone 1/400, but I welcome challenge.
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As the model is only 53mm in length those decals are going to be very small, especially the “discover the sky” logo. I doubt I could mange to create the decals in 1/200 let alone 1/400, but I welcome challenge.
I have some experience with decals (and as the paper is big I did more copies since it just in case). It’s a challenge, but I hope it all turns right.
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Out of interest are the props detachable?
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Out of interest are the props detachable?
Sadly, no. I’ll put the special tape for covering the rest of the engine and with a very small brush I’ll paint them, not too hard. The brush is arriving on Saturday tho, so I’ll need to wait.
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Look forward to seeing the finished model.
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Looks awesome, cant wait to see the finished product
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Oh, I'd love a United Express battleship in both prop and jet configurations and a Delta Connection in the Ron Allen livery!

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I am curious how the final model will look like.
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Thanks guys! Next weekend comes update (if the brush arrives on time of course)
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks great so far, looking forward to how it'll pan out!
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Updates!

In resume, I removed all paint with acetone so I will start again. I had some issues with the black paint as I didn’t had a proper masking tape. I bought a proper masking tape from Revell and black paint for airbrush. I’m currently removing all paint and tomorrow in the afternoon I’ll paint it with the airbrush on white (again) and once the other materials arrive, I’ll paint the thing I need to in black.
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Progress!!

This is it for now.
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nice. looking forward to more updates as your project progresses
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Progress!!!

Just need to paint gears and put all the decals on it, I’m so excited!

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Looks great redrado!
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I just had a look at Shapeways website and am staggered at the number of aircraft types they make in 1/400 and at very good prices. I have my eye on an An-12 that I may have a go at. Only issue seems to be the thickness of the prop blades. Think I would replace them with spares from diecast models. For your Do328, perhaps of a set of props from a Gemini Dash-8 Q400 would suit?
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I just had a look at Shapeways website and am staggered at the number of aircraft types they make in 1/400 and at very good prices. I have my eye on an An-12 that I may have a go at. Only issue seems to be the thickness of the prop blades. Think I would replace them with spares from diecast models. For your Do328, perhaps of a set of props from a Gemini Dash-8 Q400 would suit?
I thought on that... some blades fell of several times but I managed to paste them correctly with no issues, now I only have to put decals so they’re now safe and well painted. The point on changing the props is that it’d be too expensive as I would need to buy two models (+ the paints, decals, brushes, masking tape...), it isn’t much tho. My recommendation is that when painting you should be very careful specially when putting the masking tape.
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Decals printed!!! I’ll apply them on Sunday as tomorrow I need to do some things...
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