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Old 01-19-2021, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Really looking forward to the journey I am undertaking with this rare beauty, she just landed here within the last few days. Gary Field will be crafting me a Raise Up replica stand. She will be re-decaled as an Air Afrique DC-8 with original Douglas decals.

Amazing how there is absolutely nothing bent, warped, droopy or untrue on a 36 inch long metal model 60 some years old. The engines are all mounted on the pylons like the Rock of Gibraltar. With some effort, I can just barely slip a sheet of paper into the slots between the wings and fuselage roots, that is how tight the tolerances are! She may not be as precise as a DFM or Verkuyl, but every bit as lovely. What a shame this kind of craftsmanship is no longer. Any thoughts, tips or suggestions on the restoration process would be appreciated.
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Looking forward to progress photos. Have fun,
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I always enjoy seeing these restoration projects. That model is a real survivor and deserves some real TLC. The Air Afrique DC8s were real ‘lookers’ in their day. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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I look forward to seeing your advancement on getting this model finished. Which Air Afrique livery? The green cheatline? Regardless, I'm sure it'll be beautiful.
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Thanks everyone. This will be it!
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When I saw the reg. #TU-TCA on this Air Afrique livery, being a Trans Canada Airlines nut, I took it as a sign from God that this was the right livery choice. .
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Hi Air Canada Collector,

Nice model addition and am sure that it will look great when completed.



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