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Post #59769, posted on 09-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Dana,

Any chance we'll see some Merlins with the "Canadian crossover" for a North Star?



You can't just put Merlins on a DC-4 and get a North Star. The North Star was really more DC-6 than DC-4. There's more to it than meets the eye.

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Post #59774, posted on 09-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Could we put AA decals on this out of the box and call it a freighter? Might need an "Airfreight" to go with the VF release. Bought the kit, love to look at it but 1/72 scale is part time for me. This is a project I would work on the side, little bit at a time, spend months, maybe even years building it and then wondering what to do with it when it's finished.

I still hold out hope someday we will see a 1/144 Academy B-377 and now maybe a 1/144 Revell DC-4. I have a 1/200 B721 kit that is nothing but the the Aurora kit shrunk down to 1/200 so I know it can be done, but will it ever?

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Post #59779, posted on 09-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Yes. The vast majority of DC-4 airliners were straight C-54s, including the military cargo door.

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Post #59782, posted on 09-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
The major visual differences between the the DC-4 and the civil C-4M:

Merlin engines
Props
Beefier landing gear (DC-6)
Window shape
Main Cabin door shape, and location

I think with some window sections and other bits from a Heller DC-6B, and some decent resin engines and props, a 1/72 C-4M conversion is reasonably simple. Some decals are already available.

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