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Old 03-25-2019, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PWA L-188 Electra 1/46 scale aluminum casting.

I have been working on this model for nearly a year now. Hoping to apply clear coat this week and park her on the shelf. I photographed the entire PWA Electra fleet back in the seventies and my slides were a great source of reference. CF-PWG was the only full pax version that PWA operated.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice model and excellent work! 1/43 scale?
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a gorgeous model Tony. Very well done. Excuse my ignorance as I do not restore models. The first image has the model completed painted with a primer paint. Then the model appears to be polished aluminum. Do you paint the chrome finish on the model?
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What an absolutely amazing model. Well done.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thats a gorgeous model Tony. Very well done. Excuse my ignorance as I do not restore models. The first image has the model completed painted with a primer paint. Then the model appears to be polished aluminum. Do you paint the chrome finish on the model?
Sorry I should have arranged the pictures properly! She was delivered as a fully polished aluminum casting. I then applied the primer, and finally the paint. Decals came from Ben at V-1, he really is a great guy to work with.
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Hi Tony,

It's a great looking model.

Thanks for posting the pics of the finished product.



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Old 03-27-2019, 11:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Too bad you're not a little bit close to me as I have a couple of those Electras needing your magic!
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Holy crap that's a gorgeous model. Bravo!
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me what this is?
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me what this is?
It appears you got urself an aluminum DFM (Douglas Factory Models) DC-4 model in 1/50th scale....it looks like it originally was a Delta bird. Where did ya find that hiding?
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I’ve had it about 35 years. In a box in the garage. I think I found it at a yard sale.
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That Electra is awesome! Great workmanship.

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Old 05-23-2020, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the information.
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It does indeed look like an aluminum DFM (Douglas Factory Models) Douglas DC-4 model in 1/50th scale.

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Old 05-24-2020, 12:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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100% Douglas Factory Model matching numbers on wing and body which is a plus. Needs a full restoration and stand with swivel.
Nice find hope you can have her restored to the glory days if not sell it and have someone do
It. It’s not cheap lol
If you need a stand drop me a message I can hook you up with someone who can get that for you. Again, will cost $300-400 for stand and swivel most likely.
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What is the value as is?
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Just a guestimate....somewhere between $500 - $1000....kind of depends on how you intend to sell it....Evil BAY or direct sale,,,,and that PWA Electra resurrection is outstanding!!!
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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In the shape it is $400-$500
Stand $390
Decals $60-75
Polish $275
Restoration $500

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I appreciate the information. I may sell it or look at restoration. I’ve had it for a long time and this is the first time I’ve been able to find out what it is. Thanks
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I appreciate the information. I may sell it or look at restoration. I’ve had it for a long time and this is the first time I’ve been able to find out what it is. Thanks
If you decide to sell it, please let me know. I used to work for Buffalo Airways and I’d be interested in having it restored and put into Buffalo colours.

Amazing Electra restoration!
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Wow is that a G.Field replica?
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In the shape it is $400-$500
Stand $390
Decals $60-75
Polish $275
Restoration $500

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there is way to much pitting in the metal. how do you polish pits out of the metal without reducing its overal circumference? especially if you wanted to have partial bare metal.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yes it is.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Now that would be a worthwhile project.
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