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Vintage Kit: Airfix 1/72 Do217 (1960)


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This is the Airfix Do217 first issued in 1960.  It is built as the instructions indicated and I also used the paints recommended by Airfix.  The hardest part was masking the nose which I did one frame at a time.
The landing gear is missing support structs and should be added.   I did sand all surface detail and did some minor scribing.  I also used the kit decals.  So here she is built just as Airfix indicated in the instructions.  

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Nicely done David! I built one of these in the late 70's. Very unique German bomber. Every so often I look around thinking I might buy one and build it again. I really like your paint scheme.

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7 minutes ago, CCarvalho said:

Nicely done David! I built one of these in the late 70's. Very unique German bomber. Every so often I look around thinking I might buy one and build it again. I really like your paint scheme.

Thanks Craig!  I built this kit exactly as the instructions indicated and used the Humbrol recommendations.  I was surprised how well the camo turned out.  It's a fun simple kit, but the nose though, it does take some patience.

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20 hours ago, Rusty White said:

Now THAT'S Out Of The Box!  Nicely done.  I enjoy seeing these golden oldies built up.

Thank you very much!  This one was fun to build.

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2 hours ago, RCTHEFOX said:

NICE JOB. Its good to see older kits built to this standard.

Thank you Bob.  I appreciate it.  The kit was in a deteriorating box so I decided to just build it and see how it looks.  I sold it on eBay.

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Beautiful job! You really made a silk purse out of this one. I love that you built it like Airfix intended. Fantastic!

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Good looking build David! You are really showing that these old kits can be built into fine representations using what comes in the box.

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On 6/5/2021 at 12:34 AM, ghodges said:

That came out very nice! Way to fill a niche in your collection with a real classic!

 

Gil :cool:

Thanks.  Unfortunately I was unemployed at the time and had to sell many of my builds including this one.  But I'm sure I have others in the stash.

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