Orange is Beautiful

Massimo Santarossa takes a short cut with Minicraft’s DC-8, creating a Series 50 Airliner

The initial fuselage cuts were made with a razor saw, then completed with a saw blade manipulated by hand. A slow, careful motion with a fresh blade meant a clean cut was achieved.
The shortened fuselage with the forward and rear plugs removed. The inclusion of guides for cutting the fuselage made what could be a difficult task straightforward.

Let’s be honest…if one builds Spitfires, Bf 109s or Sherman tanks, the choice of kits for each is legion. Pretty much any variant of these ubiquitous machines, like so many other military subjects, can be found already in the box. Even some one-off, oddball versions can be had in injectionmoulded plastic. The same cannot be said for the airliner modelling community, though, and even if it’s the best we have ever seen, the selection still does not compete.

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