Tuesday, 10 August 2010
I found a shop selling plastic screw together aircraft kits today including this C47 / DC3 in what is not far off 1/100th scale at 1/95th. It's a bit of a bugger to put together and I managed to snap the two undercarriage locating pins off as I couldn't work out how they were supposed to fit. It needs some glueng and filling, plus a bit of a repaint but will look pretty good afterwards.
So, for about £7 I now have a Dakota for use in AK47 games, although what I'm actually going to do with it I'll have to work out. I could glue the wheels back on and have it as a bit of scenery for an airstrip. Or, I could turn it into Puff The Magic Dragon with a couple of gun barrels added to the fuselage, using the air support rules as they are.
What I'd like is to use it for paratroop drops but I'll need to design some rules for this. If I take the heliborne insertion rules as a starting point and add some simple mechanisms to account for units being dispersed along the axis of arrival, AAA fire and so on, it shouldn't be to difficult to come up with something workable.