United Airlines DC-4, Minicraft Kit in 1/144
Built for the Douglas Parade Of Propeller Power Campaign on AeroScale
August 1, 2013 - January 31 , 2014
This is my 2nd 1/144 Scale Kit, and kits in this scale have their challenges. I used Model master Non-Buffing Aluminum Metalizer as my base coat, and I used Vallejo Satin as my clear coat. almost every other color you see was done with decals. For a small scale this kit had a lot of decals, some of them in quite difficult shapes.
The Fit was fair, A little sanding was needed around the cockpit area, and a lot of care was needed with the gear bay doors. The Decals didn't want to stick all that well so I used Soveset, my go to decal problem solver, but had to use it carefully to avoid ruining my paint.
"The Douglas DC-4 is a four-engined propeller-driven airliner developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company. It served during World War II, in the Berlin Airlift and into the 1960s in a military role. From 1945, many civil airlines operated it worldwide.