C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

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Date: February 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. But, let's just have some fun and build this classic.

C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:44 am

Several members have the Revell of Germany kit in 1/72 scale. There was some interest in a mini-group build of this rascal. She is a big lady with over 100 steps in the build with 352 parts, a full interior and engine build up. Over my head, but then again,, most Snap-tite kits are, so here it is.

Gave it start and end dates of 2/1/2020 to 12/31/2020, but who really cares? Start when you can, finish when you can.

This is a classic and important aircraft in the history of American aviation and global response to crisis situations.

ANY C-54 is welcome!
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby keavdog » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:32 pm

I'm in! Just scored mine on ebay for $29. Partially started ( poor quality silver sprayed on fuselage and flying surfaces on sprues) but looks like it's all there. Need to learn the group build posting technique here. Probably won't start for a bit as I have 3 other group builds elsewhere going.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby keavdog » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:36 pm

Lot's of commercial liveries available for this bird. Need to decide :hmm:
https://www.shopdrawdecal.com/SearchRes ... mit=Search
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby LyleW » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:23 am

keavdog wrote:I'm in! Just scored mine on ebay for $29. Partially started ( poor quality silver sprayed on fuselage and flying surfaces on sprues) but looks like it's all there. Need to learn the group build posting technique here. Probably won't start for a bit as I have 3 other group builds elsewhere going.


I5 is an intimidating kit in the box. The Fine Scale review I found said it went together pretty easily..I hope so.

When you get started, just start a build thread in this group.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby Medicman71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 am

Bummer. I don't have one.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby LyleW » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 am

Uh, they do sell them..... :stirpot:
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby Medicman71 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:09 am

Yeah I don't have the money to buy one right now.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby Duke Maddog » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:50 pm

Excellent! I'm in! February is a good date to start.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby Modelcrazy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:42 am

I have one Lyle.
I bought it for $12.50 from Hobby Lobby on sale. It had the 75% off yellow sticker on it so I grabbed it and scurried to the checkout before anyone realized what they had done.
It might take a while but I do want to get to it.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster Guidelines and such

Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:46 am

I can’t wait to see this one! For that discount, you have to buy it. Great score.
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