DORNIER DO-24 A49-4


1/48 FM Dornier DO-24 RAAF A49-4


by Mark Jahsan


Introduction


Serial
A-49-4
Type
Dornier Do-24
Squadron
41 Transport
Based 
Lake Victoria, 1943
Scheme
Seaplane scheme (Dark Blue/Ocean Gray uppers, light blue lowers)
Kit
Fonderie Miniatures, OOB except decals from spares
Reference
RAAF Camouflage & Markings Vol 1, Flying Colors

This is the Fonderie Miniatures kit, a curious mix of ill-fitting plastic parts and nicely done resin pieces. Mostly OOB, markings from spares. One modification was to make removable wing panels to make storage easier, using telescoping brass tubes.

It was designed by a German firm for the Netherlands Navy. It was stationed in the East Indies until chased out by the Japanese. It fled to Australia and finished its career as a transport in the RAAF.

Beast of a kit, needed lots of block sanding to get surfaces square. Plenty of plastic, which is fortunate as I actually used my bench-grinder on some of the seams. Lots of work, but in the end, worth it to me. Uncommon subject in an even less common scheme.

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