1/48 Fonderie Miniatures Dornier Do-24

by Mark Jahsan



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's 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.

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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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Photos and text by Mark Jahsan