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      Post #66045, posted on 02-12-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      This shall serve mostly as a building instruction, particularly for the smaller pieces.
      Nevertheless, I`ll show the complete build of this kit.
      I started doing the landing gear.
      The first pic shows the nose gear.
      On the left, you`ll find the main pieces to be attached to the strut. On top, from left to right, are the steering cylinders and the taxi lights assembly. The lower part is the nose gear torsion link.
      On the right, you see those parts assembled to the nose gear strut.


      Now the main pieces for the MLG.
      The 4 pieces on the left are the brake assemblies. These must be cleaned and cut out as carefully as possible, as they brake very quickly!
      Just to the right of the brake assemblies are the MLG torsion links. They are similar to the one for the nose gear.
      Interestingly, the torsion links on the DC8 are mounted inwards and not in the direction of flight, as for most other aircraft.
      On the right, you see those parts assembled, showing the left MLG.


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      Post #66062, posted on 02-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      After removing all sprues and painting the fans, inner sites of intakes and exhausts, the engines are ready for assembly.


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      Post #66064, posted on 02-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I love the incredible detail and accurate shapes. Thanks for sharing Kurt.

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      Post #66065, posted on 02-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      You`ll find 3 alignment markings on the front parts of the engines for easier attachment.
      I recommend to highlight these with your preferred washing brand before assembling the fan section to the main part.
      Also, I suggest to use a 2 min epoxy giving you ample time to do it.


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      Post #66068, posted on 02-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      With permission of you and our forum owner/moderator, I will assemble your text and photos into an "instruction manual" and post it as a PDF. You can also include it with the kit.

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      Post #66079, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Mike, that would be very kind of you.
      Please feel free to edit my English too.

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      Post #66080, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Nothing particular about the fuselage so far.
      The vertical fin and tail cone were added.
      Painting is finished, panel lines are re-sribed and Authentic Decals for the cockpit applied.
      It is now ready for the Arrow Air decals which are in progress by 26 Decals.


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      Post #66084, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt...

      Could the AA JT-3D engines be used with this kit to make it a DC-8-71?

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      Post #66085, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      So sorry...I meant the DC-8-61, not -71.

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      Post #66086, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Kurt...

      Could the AA JT-3D engines be used with this kit to make it a DC-8-71?



      From what I remember the fuselage on the -61 is longer than the -62 and the wingspan is wider on the -62 than the -61. So it's more than just the engines, the wings and fuselage are also different. The -62 was meant as a longer range version. Others will be able to verify or discount...

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      Post #66087, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      No, you cannot make a DC8-61, as it has the long fuselage.
      The good news, I`ll make the long versions soon.

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      Post #66089, posted on 02-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      No, you cannot make a DC8-61, as it has the long fuselage.
      The good news, I`ll make the long versions soon.

      Kurt



      Well there goes my birthday money!

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      Post #66101, posted on 02-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      This is excellent.. The idea of having a PDF or a small construction build booklet included with the kit has to be worth considering... Meaning Kurt, we look forward to you spearheading A LOT more documented builds..

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      Post #66102, posted on 02-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      To get a 61, you'd need the long fuse, and the engines/wings of the -50

      If you use the wing and engine of the 62 with the long tube, you get a 63.

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      Post #66272, posted on 03-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I was now able to assemble the main landing gear.
      On the next sprue, you`ll find 1 nose gear wheel an 2 parts required to complete one MLG.


      The next pic shows the left MLG with those parts assembled.


      Next pic shows the landing gear doors.
      On the upper sprue are the nose gear doors on the left, and the inner MLG doors on the right.
      The lower sprue is for the outer MLG doors.


      You can see both assembled here, this time for the right hand MLG.


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      Post #66273, posted on 03-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I also added the air conditioning outlets and the closed nose gear doors.
      The 4 outlet doors are parts of the etch part and should be easily identified.
      Make sure to assemble the nose gear door part as you can see here:


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      Post #66282, posted on 03-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The model is almost complete.
      I did not assemble the nose gear yet to avoid breaking it while applying the decals.
      Also, the wings and stabs can still be removed from the fuselage.


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      Post #66283, posted on 03-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have not forgotten my offer to create a PDF of the instructions. I've been somewhat preoccupied the last few days with efforts to get my 98-year-old mother approved for Medicaid while waiting for more photos from Kurt. I'll be working on it this weekend.

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      Post #66286, posted on 03-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Absolutely Beautiful 👍👍👍👍

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      Post #66287, posted on 03-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Mike, no need to excuse, particularly when dealing with family affairs!
      Absolutely no rush to make the PDF instruction sheet. I am more than happy, when you can do it in the future.

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      Post #66445, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      She is now finished. I added the nose gear and its doors and some weathering.
      On the kit, you`ll find 2 little holes on either site of the nose gear bay. I recommend to deepen these a little the with 0,3mm drill. It will ease to insert the hinges of the nose gear doors.
      Hopefully, this guide will help in building the kit.


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      Post #66447, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Really looks fabulous. Wing slot covers look spot on. I think you have all of the cooling system flaps full open. That is what you would have for max cooling of the conditioned air which includes the freon compressors. Best DC-8 ever. No doubt, modelers will also want every other series DC-8 and some will go for flaps extended/slots open.

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      Post #66455, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Kurt,

      Another winner! I especially like the rudder hinge area details. Absolutely beautiful!

      Cheers,

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