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      Post #72565, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eastern-Express-1-144-DC-10-30-British-Caledonian-EE144121-9/283503263453?hash=item42021c7edd:g:W0QAAOSwTpVc8nw0

      Good day all, the EE Dc-10's just arrived @ ebay.

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      Post #72567, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Love the DC10! The 10.000$ question: Skip the Airfix DC10 (which is pretty ok apart from the "to low window line") for the new EE DC10???? My plan is a Zambia Airways DC10 (Classic_Airlines decal).

      Linjeflyg(SE) CV440 Metropolitan and AeBal B717 would be very nice!

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      Post #72568, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Have we seen actual photos of the sprues?

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      Post #72569, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Cool!

      If the box art reflects what is in the box, then this is the only kit of a DC-10-30 with the later version of the CF6-50 Engines. ( I have never seen the Revell DC-10-30 but I think it represents the early CF-6-50) The Airfix and Authentic Airliners kits are the DC-10-30 with the early CF-6-50 Engines.

      We shall see once we get a look inside the box. $62.90 delivered to Florida. That is not inexpensive. I guess kids don't build models anymore......



      Ooooof!

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      Post #72570, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, I'm going to need to see photos before I plunk down that much money. Honestly, my only real interest would be in a full color white/grey/blue KC-10A anyway.

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      Post #72571, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      OH HAPPY DAY!

      Doin' my VERY happy dance. Anyone who wants to see it, there's a fee.

      I just ordered 2 and cannot wait!

      Made my day and thank you for posting the news.

      Jay

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      Post #72577, posted on 06-01-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Yeah, I'm going to need to see photos before I plunk down that much money. Honestly, my only real interest would be in a full color white/grey/blue KC-10A anyway.



      Well, you know what they say in Texas. Bigger is better!

      https://www.anigrand.com/AA2094_KC-10.htm

      A lot of cash but there can't be too many of those running around.

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      Post #72585, posted on 06-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      No thanks. I wouldn’t waste my money on anything from Anigrand

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      Post #72586, posted on 06-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      While researching which livery to use on an EE DC-10 I found an interesting photo of a United DC-10-30 with the early CF-6-50 engines at the #1 and presumably #3 position and a late CF-6-50 engine at the #2 position. I thought that to be a bit odd.

      DC-10-30

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      Post #72587, posted on 06-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      No, it's an optical illusion. All 3 engines are the same.

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      Post #72589, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The DC-10 kit (like the MD-11 before), is a cooperative effort between Eastern Express and Mikro-Mir.

      CAD drawings were shown on a Russian forum some months ago: EE DC-10 CAD renderings

      Note it will have the later spec GE engines and later spec fairings around the wing and stabiliser roots!

      Eastern Express will issue the civil versions.

      Mikro-Mir will issue the military versions.

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      Post #72590, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Pas-decals shop just listed them at 2550 roubles ~$39 price.
      P.S. Will wait for normal, more profitable version (not limited edition).

      Aeroflot and Veb Plasticart
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      Post #72591, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    







      Aeroflot and Veb Plasticart
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      Post #72592, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh man the parts break down
      its perfect for a DC-10-10 and specially a
      DC-10-40. I have been wanting to do a 40
      for a long long long time.

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      Post #72593, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks really good. I am not keen on the fuselage in two pieces. It makes the L1011 kit really hard to bring together without a lot of work but the quality of the plastic looks really good. It does leave open a pretty easy upgrade for EE to do a DC-10-30 with the early CF-6-50.


      I would love to do both versions of the DC-10-40!

      I am looking forward to getting one. Thank for posting Babay!!!

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      Post #72594, posted on 06-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      You guys are a bad influence! I broke down and ordered a DC-10. I had a memorable trip aboard KLM’s PH-DTB “Ludwig van Beethoven” from Muscat to Amsterdam back in 1983... .

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      Post #72596, posted on 06-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry, nothing personal .. Just a common hobby.

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      Post #72597, posted on 06-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Oh man the parts break down
      its perfect for a DC-10-10 and specially a
      DC-10-40. I have been wanting to do a 40
      for a long long long time.




      Me too! I would love to build a -40, but unfortunately the only one available that I know of is the Hasegawa 1/200 version. While the Hasegawa 1/200 series kits are quite fine, I prefer 1/144.

      The sprues look typical of an EE kit, and I certainly am glad that this kit is now available. I have a couple of questions:

      1. The -30 is definitely different from the -40...has anyone heard of plans to introduce a -40 to the lineup?

      2. Wonder if it would be possible, though most challenging, to modify an EE MD-11 tail section from the kit, and construct a -40?

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      Post #72736, posted on 06-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Just received my kit today. On a very cursory first glance it looks nice. Need to add a piece of very thin styrene sheet along the window line to emulate the thicker skin in that area on McDD products. I’ve come to the conclusion that when I flew MCT - AMS aboard PH-DTB in 1983 she likely didn’t have the PIP mods. May have to do some sanding.

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      Post #72737, posted on 06-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Oh man the parts break down
      its perfect for a DC-10-10 and specially a
      DC-10-40. I have been wanting to do a 40
      for a long long long time.




      Me too! I would love to build a -40, but unfortunately the only one available that I know of is the Hasegawa 1/200 version. While the Hasegawa 1/200 series kits are quite fine, I prefer 1/144.

      The sprues look typical of an EE kit, and I certainly am glad that this kit is now available. I have a couple of questions:

      1. The -30 is definitely different from the -40...has anyone heard of plans to introduce a -40 to the lineup?

      2. Wonder if it would be possible, though most challenging, to modify an EE MD-11 tail section from the kit, and construct a -40?




      I thought about this idea as well but the new kit from EE, based on pics of the kit in the box, has all of the fairings (both H Stab and V stab) and the newer wing body fairing of the last versions of the DC-10-30. The DC-10-40 came before (originally designated the DC-10-20) the DC-10-30. The Northwest jets (JT9D-20 Engines) did not get any of the updates but apparently some of the JAL jets (JT9D-59 Engines) did.


      So depending on which DC-10-40 you are doing, the EE kit works for the JAL jet but not the NW jet. For a NW Jet, the old Airfix DC-10-30 looks to be a good starting point. BraZ makes a JT9D-59 Engine for the Airbus that looks like it would work for a JAL DC-10-40. You would need two sets, one under each wing and a second for the hot section on #2 Engine. No one that I can find makes the JT9D-20 Engines but the MD-11 GE Engines look pretty close.

      If you contact Densil at Welsh Models, he also has a combination of a DC-10-30 fuselage with MD-11 GE Tail fin/Engines to do a NW DC-10-40.

      Good luck,

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      Post #72739, posted on 06-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      For the thicker skin along the window line, I've masked off and sprayed a couple of thickish primer coats instead of using thin sheet. Seems to work reasonably well. My Laker version of the kit should be along shortly.

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      Post #72818, posted on 07-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I received the two (2) kits I had ordered a few weeks ago and have been putzing with them here and there.

      Firstly, I am very pleased with the kit and, as many of my fellow modelers, have been looking forward to a good injected-molded DC-10-30 for quite a while now. I was over-the-moon when I had first learned that EE was developing this model and was more than extremely excited when the release was announced.

      This kit reminds me of Revell's DC-10/KC-10 version, particularly with the seam under the mid-fuselage just forward of the wing.

      I have started construction and want to share my thoughts on a few items.

      The instruction sheet advises to build the #2 engine completely before attaching to the vertical stabilizer assembly.
      I have discovered that if you build each side of the tail as single pieces, the fit is much better and construction will be less of a pain. This would be the left tail piece glued to the left nacelle under the vertical stabilizer and the right tail piece glued to the right nacelle. My instruction sheet labels these parts as 38 and 41 (right) and 39 and 42 (left).
      On the first kit, I followed the instruction sheet recommendations and now find that the fit is just slightly off with the sides of the nacelles for engine #2. On the second kit, I did the nacelles as individual pieces to the tail and find the fit to be much better. I also found that the centering tab on the hot section needed to be shortened a tad. This opens cold stream bypass duct just a little bit and, to me, presents a more realistic fit.

      The 'banjo' beams look great, very authentic, but I find that the aft most beam is at a seam line with the nacelles. Not too much of an issue here as a little putty, sanding and careful scribing will remedy this.

      Both horizontal stabilizers are very accurate in the placement of panel lines and access ovals. I'm on-the-fence if I will be using putty to fill in the ovals and find decals to replicate this or just leave as is.

      Some of the smaller parts are quite brittle and extreme caution is warranted here. I broke my first nose gear during a very light sanding and had to glue together. No real harm done and lesson learned to handle gingerly.
      The nose gear strut and nose gear bay requires the nose gear to be glued in place prior to joining the fuselage halves. This presented a challenge for me; I had a little difficulty in this phase and had to make sure the gear bay sidewall was first glued and set in place at the correct angle on one side before inserting the strut and then gluing the other gear bay sidewall. I will attach the top of the gear bay and attach the cockpit 'roof.' There is a big enough opening on top of the fuselage to accomplish this.

      The wings required a little more care than usual in that the pieces are not identical. The top part of each wing has the ailerons and flaps molded as a single piece and the bottom part fits to fill the void. Putty and sanding will be on my 'to do' list to ensure a better look. I first did a light to moderate sanding on the tail ends of the bottom pieces to make the fit as flush as possible.

      My only real beef about the kit are the tires; they were cast in pieces and the fit isn't perfect. Much time will be spent on puttying and sanding.

      I will also be using putty to fill-in the window/cheat line as this is unrealistic. Am on-the-fence on how to 'raise' the window line panels. It was previously suggested to use a heavy coat of primer to accomplish this--what a great idea and one I will be trying. I've been using Stynylrez as my primer of choice and am extremely impressed with the product. I highly recommend it. It is offered in white, gray and black, is very easy to apply and clean-up is quick. It can be thinned with water, which is a real plus for me as I don't do fumes!

      I am anxious to hear any other thoughts on the kit and to learn of any challenges and remedies my fellow modelers have.

      Be well.

      Jay
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      Post #72819, posted on 07-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow Jay, great references, I will be on the look out for this issues.


      Perhaps tuttorial pictures


      Cheers...

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      Post #72820, posted on 07-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the helpful info Jay

      From the photos it looks as if the wing to fuselage joint is conventional with a tab on the wing and a slot on the fuselage rather than the crackpot setup on the MD-11. Can you confirm that?

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      Post #72821, posted on 07-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Thanks for the helpful info Jay

      From the photos it looks as if the wing to fuselage joint is conventional with a tab on the wing and a slot on the fuselage rather than the crackpot setup on the MD-11. Can you confirm that?



      It is.

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      Post #72831, posted on 07-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Folks,
      I received the Lufthansa DC-10-30 today.
      Decals and painting instructions are for this one:

      https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9149968

      Leased from Condor.

      Greatings from Germany

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      Post #73246, posted on 09-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm not familiar with differences between "early" and "late" GE CF6 engines. Are the engines in this kit correct for National Airlines DC-10-30, N80NA, 1978? Thanks
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      Post #73247, posted on 09-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The exhaust cones are different. The longer exhaust cones, as in the Hasegawa kit, would be correct. The forward wing root fairings are also of a later design and would need to be modified.

      Gene
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      Post #73248, posted on 09-02-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Doing a photo search on airliners.net shows that N80NA had the GE CF-6-50 Early Engines until at least 1984 in Americana Airlines Livery. So to do that build accurately is the old Airfix Kit or the Authentic Airliners Kit. The EE Kit has the Later CF-6-50 Engines.

      Good Luck,

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