1/144 Minicraft DC-3

by Björn Bäcklund


  Sweden National Day 2007 


This is the Minicraft kit of the Douglas DC-3.  It has been said that it is wrong in many ways, but I didn't do anything to fix those faults.  The only thing I did was to fill the passenger door and move it to the right side of the fuselage.  This is not because it was wrong on the kit, it's just because this aircraft used by the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport (ABA) was of an early production where the door was placed on the right side.  I decided to build mine in the "neutrality colours" used on planes during the WW2.  It had a row of lights on the top of the fuselage and was earned the nickname "the Flying christmas tree" in Scotland because of this.  Two of these planes from ABA was shot down during the war.


Photos and text © by Björn Bäcklund