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De Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth half scratch-built, 1/72nd scale


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Oh my.

Finally.

 This half-scratch turned out to be more than half, and at least twice as much as I wanted to work.

Nevertheless, it is here now, even if it taxed quite a bit my little grey cells.

If you would like to see the construction process, please go here to the post on Britmodeller:

Thanks to all who contributed to make this model better, and specially to Mika Jernfors of Arctic Decals, always providing superb graphics for these exotic projects.

OO-ENC was owned by Belgian pilot Guy Hansez and gained much notoriety due to some assiduous aerial meeting participation and some remarkable flights uniting France and Belgium with far places in Africa.

With its vertical stabilizer painted on silver and the  number 13 on it -and no wheel pants-, it was also seen participating in the Oases Meeting.

This airframe was originally G-ACDD, the machine owned by certain British prince that later on played a very sad role in world history.

So far, the story you can find in books and newspapers.

But it is known by some that Hansez was actually flying his compatriot Hercule Poirot, in secret missions designed to catch the baddies.

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  • fjaweijfopi4j48 changed the title to De Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth half scratch-built, 1/72nd scale

You finished Moa, well done! In the time you have taken to start and complete this wonderful masterpiece, I have barely started the Vacform T21 and another Sabre!

 

It really is a stunning build.

 

Cheers

 

Terry

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Wonderful! Very clever work resulting in something a bit different for a change. Well done!

 

Regards

 

Dave

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Excellent work! Still will be great result in 1:32 :)  

Congrats

J-W

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Gazontipede said:

What's next?

Hi Gazontipede

Hum, two DH89s at priming stage now, but still much to work on them.

After that, things are uncertain. May be a civil Hansa W33 that flew for Tiedemann modifying a Broplan vac kit, a civil Italeri JU86 that flew in Australia, VH-UYA (since I utterly despise and can't see a nazi symbol without puking), the old  Flight of the Phoenix plane as a scratch project, or something else.

We'll see. The Golden Compass may tell.

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Hi Moa 

What a stunning model you have done a cracking job. It is a lovely looking aircraft.   

Like Terry said you have bultimate this quite quickly too especially as you are also building the wonderful DH89s too.

Thanks for sharing 

All the best 

Chris 

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Lovely, can't go wrong with a deHavilland or two! Or three!!

You've got some fascinating kit subjects to choose from there. I look forward to seeing you work your magic on them in the future!

I've always been partial to VH or ZK esoterica, I have no idea why. ;)

 

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That really is a bit beautiful, the photos aren't half bad either. All in all, an effort to be proud of, thanks for sharing it with us.

Steve.

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Lovely modelling,my favorite DH biplane too,I have been following your build with anticipation of seeing her completed,well done ☺.

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A thing of beauty.  Superb modelling and, as always, some great photography. 

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