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Pedro1

Airco DH.4A Instone Air Lines

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Here's my recent conversion of the 1:72 Pegasus Airco DH.4 into the passenger carrying DH.4A from Instone Air Lines. The original gained fame for winning the very King's Cup.

An article on the conversion will appear in one of the upcoming issues of SAMI.

 

I hope you like it!

 

Peter

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Magnificent! And an intriguing reminder of the diversity and 'can do' spirit of 'the roaring twenties' aviation scene.

 

Impressive modelling.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

 

 

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Very tasty piecy of modelling! Really impressive

Regards

J-W

 

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That's a fine piece of modelling Peter. 

It's magnificent. 

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Awesome!

All that rigging would send me running, but you nailed it.

:goodjob:

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6 hours ago, kapam said:

Awesome!

All that rigging would send me running, but you nailed it.

:goodjob:

Hi Kapam,

I used 0.3 mm steel wire, cut to length and glued in place with superglue. Work from the inside out and take your time, and you can do it as well.

 

Peter

Thanks to all for the positive feedback!

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Really nice.  Can you give some background on the conversion process?  I doubt I'll get a copy of the magazine?  How about the decals?

 

 

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Absolutely beautiful.  A great conversion and some terrific rigging.  Really nice to see an aircraft from this era, which is sadly neglected by many model companies. 

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8 hours ago, John D.C. Masters said:

Really nice.  Can you give some background on the conversion process?  I doubt I'll get a copy of the magazine?  How about the decals?

 

 

The decals are from Arctic Decals (www.arcticdecals.com) from Finland. They can be ordered both in 1:72 and 1:48.

Peter

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Nice, I want to do an RAF one some day. Still regret the non-appearance of the Freightdog conversion set

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Beautiful work! I love the DH.4 and am always happy to see one built, but I think this is a first for me. Gorgeous!

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13 hours ago, Pedro1 said:

I used 0.3 mm steel wire, cut to length and glued in place with superglue.

Interesting (and thanks for your confidence) 👍

Do you need to pull the wire into a state of tension; or is it straight already and you cut it to length and attach?

Certainly looks good, whatever you're doing. :clap:

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4 hours ago, kapam said:

Interesting (and thanks for your confidence) 👍

Do you need to pull the wire into a state of tension; or is it straight already and you cut it to length and attach?

Certainly looks good, whatever you're doing. :clap:

Hi Kapam,

It is already straight, so no need to tension it afterwards with all risks of pulling the wings out of alignment. The wire is used for antenae for rc race cars and is widely available.

Peter

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7 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Nice work! I

 

FWIW, Roden's #431, 1/48 DH4A (Passenger) includes decals for G-EAJC of Aircraft Transport and Travel Ltd.

........But they got the colour scheme wrong.  AT & T's fuselage colour was black. They seem to have confused it with the blue Instone plane. 

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2 hours ago, Pedro1 said:

The wire is used for antenae for rc race cars and is widely available.

Thanks.  Reckon I might go look for some.  👍

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Superb, I must have a go at modifying one some day.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Fabulous and makes a nice change to the more usual military type.

That is some rigging job you did there - the wire seems to have worked very well - has it added much stiffness to the structure?

Rick

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Very well done!  I'm a big fan of 'swords into plowshares' and civilian aircraft, a wonderful model, Sir!

 

Eric aka The Yankymodeler

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