Wednesday, December 18, 2013
KLM McDonnell Douglas DC-9, an Airfix kit in 1/144 scale
The DC-9 was the aircraft that evolved into the MD-80, MD81s and other mid-range aircraft that can be seen all over the world today. This 1970s-era Airfix kit entertained me for more than a week while I was on a business trip and had some evenings in a hotel room. The decals were in very poor shape, but I had to make do with what I had immediately available, so there's plenty of patchwork and slight yellowing. The KLM livery was a nice change from military colors, though, and the kit came together rather nicely.