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      Post #66357, posted on 03-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Check them out. Offering the old Aurora DC-9 kit. I'm told this is a reissue kit. Rounded off its $ 43.00 bucks. Company has several other models from the old days. So check them out.

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      Post #66379, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, $42.99 is a decent price for the best of the Aurora airliner offerings, especially with two sets of markings. I'm tempted...

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      Post #66383, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Link?

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      Post #66384, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      http://www.atlantis-models.com/

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      Post #66385, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Holy cow, where did that come from?!?

      We need some seriously up to date resin/PE details for that baby! It's basically DC-9 shaped, just lacking in detail. That's fantastic!!

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      Post #66392, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings and all:

      I second that motion. There are, as luck would have it, corrected JT-8Ds molded in resin. You'll find them here: http://www.contrailsmodels.com/Engines.php.

      Someone should do a new set of landing gear/wheels, corrected tailplanes, corrected wingtips, and a wing/body fairing. Oh, and perhaps a new cockpit clear part, Heller-style, for this beastie. Kurt?

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      Post #66393, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Meh.... not so big on Contrails. Poorly mastered and even more poorly cast in my experience.

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      Post #66395, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I'm told this is a reissue kit. Rounded off its $ 43.00 bucks.
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      Great news ! I paid my Aurora original examples even cheaper but if this reissue is molded in a better styrene (less brittle, less warpage), I would see no issue paying an extra. Very happy this simple yet nice looking kit is reissued.

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      Post #66396, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      ... Contrails. Poorly mastered and even more poorly cast in my experience.



      Same opinion here, burned once, will never buy again. I read that recent products are a huge improvement : I saw the later sets in a modelling convention, it is slightly better but absolutely no match to Authentic Airliners or BraZ stuff.

      And I do not think having a principal job beside is an excuse, it is the case with Ivo from BraZ yet he still manages to pump out beautiful resin sets.

      Anyway, just my humble opinion.

      Aside from that, the new decal sheets with 2 liveries look to be very nicely printed !

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      Post #66398, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm a bit of a Douglas noob: what DC-9 version does this kit represent? Is it a -15? Also, Google shows me several versions of this kit, some with passenger window holes and some without. I'd like to know what comes with this re-release.

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      Post #66399, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello everybody

      Have also had one, but I exchanged it against a Nitto kit.
        Because the whole kit was a bit bulky and unreal. I know the Nito is not exactly top but find it a little better.

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      Post #66400, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      There's another to buy

      DC-9 40 1/100


      https://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/modellbau-und-hobby/modellbausaetze-und-standmodelle/flugzeuge/weitere-massstaebe/selten-bausatz-dc-9-40-1-100/v/an861326890/

      Best regards PSA

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      Post #66403, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I'm a bit of a Douglas noob: what DC-9 version does this kit represent? Is it a -15? Also, Google shows me several versions of this kit, some with passenger window holes and some without. I'd like to know what comes with this re-release.



      Yes, it's a short body DC-9-15. It originally had window openings, but the molds were modified in the 1970s to blank them off. There were still depressions on the inside of the fuselage halves for the windows though. I believe this was done when it was issued with Hughes Airwest markings, since originally Hughes had mirrored cabin windows (like 1970s mirror finish sunglasses). That didn't last very long in service.

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      Post #66405, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I have been chuckling all week with this thread because the day before this discussion started, I had stumbled upon this kit, and placed an order via Amazon (total price $40 USD).

      The kit arrived today. White (thank the good lord it wasn't yellow) plastic, with the blank fuselage (no window openings). Molding is overall great with just very minor sink holes and a few pieces of flash. While it is a BASIC kit, the contour is pretty dead on. If you want extra detail, just be ready to scribe as you have a blank canvas! The only glaring error is that the flap fairings on the underside of the wing are molded backwards! I'm not sure if this was incorrect on the original Aurora kit or not. While there is a slot for mounting onto a stand, no stand has been included.

      The decal is the twin globe TWA and Hughes AirWest (copy of the original I imagine) - kind of disappointing as it would have been nice with a new detailed decal sheet. In case you were wondering, the window decals are of a light grey (mylar silver window decals will need to be discovered), and not quite the right shape in my opinion. The coloring for Hughes AirWest is an odd shade of pink/purple - not sure how they came up with that...

      Hopefully with this re-release, the decal makers will be coming up with some new products!

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      Post #66409, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      VERY crude kit as was the original, just like the Aurora B737 kit. But if it's the only 1/72 show in town, we revert to our scratch building skills and dress it up. Nice to see this classic available at a reasonable price, other than on FEE BAY.

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      Post #66411, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      It's a very simple kit but Aurora got the basics right when it was tooled, and it's a lot more faithful to the real thing than the 737 was (IIRC, the 737 was based on a very early Boeing concept drawing). The kit would definitely benefit from some aftermarket offerings, but if somebody gives me a reasonably accurate outline to work with, that's more than half the battle won. I can rescribe things, draw panel lines in with mechanical pencil, and do the rest using skill, artistry and a little larceny.

      For my part, I'm very happy to see this kit back on the market; I hope Atlantis sells a ton of them, and I hope our decal makers will come up with some neat schemes for it. The nice thing about modeling DC-9s is that you will never run out of decal possibilities.

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      Post #66412, posted on 03-10-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The DC-9 is *far* better than the 737, and as Jodie notes, is basically accurate in outline. It's seriously lacking in detail, but I'm picturing a box full of high end resin goodies to dress it up and it would be a kick-butt model!

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      Post #66415, posted on 03-11-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I can do silver windows for the Hughes version.

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      Post #66434, posted on 03-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Could this thrill someone?!?!

      [t=thumbnail]http://www.airlinercafe.com/datas/users/585-douglas%20nose.jpg[/t]

      Might use other Douglas versions 3D CAD files for some correction/conversion sets for the Aurora/Atlantis kit....

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      Post #66435, posted on 03-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Could this thrill someone?!?!
      Cheers,
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      If as good as your A300/A310/A330/A340 noses, IMHO the most faithful resin Airbus noses in 1/144, I would certainly be in for 3 sets, plus any other improvements for this most welcomed re-released kit.

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      Post #66439, posted on 03-13-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Include me in for any correction sets you might create!

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      Post #66443, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Interesting video for finding some extra details.





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      Post #66449, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      A good reference is the official Douglas DC-9 display model drawing, available from Ron Downey's Aviation Archives web site:

      http://postimg.org/gallery/28tzl0cr8/

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      Post #66450, posted on 03-14-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      A good reference is the official Douglas DC-9 display model drawing



      Amazing drawings, even displayed is the slightly fatter wing/fuselage fairing found on the DC-9-40.

      Many many many thanks skyking918 !!!

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      Post #66464, posted on 03-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Braz: a set of 1/72 correction parts is what I want for Christmas! If you are willing to take that business decision...

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      Post #66467, posted on 03-15-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Very nice drawings! I didn't see the DC-10 though. Who are they copyright to? I wonder if I can add them here to the Cafe as PDFs for everyone's reference?

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      Post #66584, posted on 03-22-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I'm a bit of a Douglas noob: what DC-9 version does this kit represent? Is it a -15? Also, Google shows me several versions of this kit, some with passenger window holes and some without. I'd like to know what comes with this re-release.


      One of the best DC9/MD80 detail articles around is on this site. I flew the DC9/MD80 for over ten years and found new stuff there.
      http://airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=396

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      Post #66803, posted on 04-04-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anyone know if their is a distributor for Atlantis Dc-9 kit here in Europe? All the sources I've found are only from USA with shipping costs of not less then $40!!!

      Thanks, in advance.

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      Post #66805, posted on 04-04-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      ... USA with shipping costs of not less then $40!!!



      Outch that hurts, knowing that the kit itself costs around USD 40. I will wait for a review, see how the molding quality turns out. If ok, I will order 4 kits and try dilute those shipping fees.

      I see Authentic Airliner Decals juuust released a DC-9/MD-80 window set in 1:72, haaannndy !

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      Post #66817, posted on 04-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The molding is just fine, coming from a 50-year-old tool. The plastic is white, rather than the last Aurora-issued yellow. I got mine from Amazon for $39.99, including postage, (in the USA.) There is no stand included, however.

      Dana