The Operation Vijay game (more on that soon) allowed for the possibility of Portuguese reinforcements arriving by air. Thus it was back to my box of random 1/300 aircraft to select a suitable model. The Portuguese Air Force had a few DC-6 on fleet and I had a spare model of the very similar C-54. This is a Heroics & Ros casting and is really quite a big lump of metal.
A least the markings were a bit easier to paint on surfaces so large!