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Gadget-guy 04-11-2019 07:43 PM

Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
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I just picked up this 1/72 One-Piece polished DC-8. I am guessing it is a true DFM but has an unusual base. Measures about 26"L x 24"w. Comments?......

sa-227 04-11-2019 09:52 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Hi
It is gorgeous model.
It looks like a Mecater (Spain) manufacturer, maybe I am wrong.
Congrtultions for your aquisition.
Best regards.

Gadget-guy 04-11-2019 10:23 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Very close, but different livery font and different red stripe down the side

Billy889 04-11-2019 10:55 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Looks great
https://dwnld.icu/assets/77/AA.jpg

sa-227 04-13-2019 02:39 AM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
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Hello Gadget-guy.
This is 1/72 DFM, they come in two pieces, you can detached wings from fuselage and you will find matching serial numbers. Yours is one piece, do you see any mark on the belly ?
You can unscrew the stand and look for any mark.
Best regards.

David.B 04-13-2019 04:10 AM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Hello I would say Mercater from Spain, the stand is typical to that brand.

David.B 04-13-2019 04:11 AM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Let's have a look to that one, it could help.

Gallery

MSR777 04-13-2019 07:22 AM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
I too would go with the Mercater theory. That’s a very fine model.

Neil.

Skythings 04-14-2019 12:00 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
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Originally Posted by Gadget-guy (Post 2688586)
I just picked up this 1/72 One-Piece polished DC-8. I am guessing it is a true DFM but has an unusual base. Measures about 26"L x 24"w. Comments?......

FYI- There is a similar model currently on eBay. It is not in as nice of condition as yours and it is doing well. It does not have the original stand.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-met...8417%7Ciid%3A1

airlineguy 04-14-2019 07:33 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Hi Gadget Guy,

Your model is made by Mercater, from Spain.

Had one in my collection for several years shown below (with not original, new stand)

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/35197...-1/s-l1000.jpg

Your model is very nice as it has it's original stand.

:)

Regards, Robert

Gadget-guy 04-15-2019 02:16 PM

Re: Another new guy with a 1/72 DFM
 
Thanks all for the input. From what I can see on the Mercator, mine is very similar but slightly different. Mine has fluted corrugated exhaust nozzles, it has a "lightning bolt" style red stripe down the side and lightning bolt decals on the engines, and the livery font is different. Possibly just a different year or variant?


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