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A gosht from the past! Pro Modeler Dornier 217 1/48°

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Here is the story. I have done this model some years ago as it was a real nice rendition of the Dornier 217 and the modeling world had cried for it. Using the CMK resin set, which was painful to fix, I came up with a KG2 "Holzhammer" plane, took some pics and went on. Since then I have changed of computer two times and I thought that those pics were lost. Yesterday while cleaning Google photos they were back! Being all joy I share them with you, and the last pic will show you where the model finished its life, when my shelves collapsed killing nearly 50% of my collection! Since then, shelves are fixed with metal support and are full again!

50979602197_4107af38fd_b.jpgDSC_0002 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979494056_bd87dcb85c_b.jpgDSC_0003 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50978789663_6df3bf2a99_b.jpgDSC_0004 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50978789628_b7fd2b1d79_b.jpgDSC_0005 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50978789608_ac546353cc_b.jpgDSC_0006 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979493986_f8e9b1214b_b.jpgDSC_0007 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979602102_c4a5541ea8_b.jpgDSC_0008 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979493946_cf1d66b797_b.jpgDSC_0009 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979493911_e58484543c_b.jpgDSC_0010 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50978789573_3f10a551ea_b.jpgDSC_0012 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

50979493881_0186386275_b.jpgDSCN1761 by jean Barby, sur Flickr

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Sorry for your loss i think most people have had disasters ,i know i have but you just have to accept thats life and move on .The pictures of the aircraft show just how much you can put into your work, looks great  .

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Aargh...!  Jean, what a shame about your collapsed shelves and the partial destruciton of your collection.  You had some really nice kits there, including the Italian aircraft. 


Your Dornier looks great.  I built the Revell kit and also had issues with fitting the CMK engines but it looks decent. 


Hopefully we may see some more of your handywork in future.







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That’s a sad end for a lot of models 😞

I’m currently building this same kit, have a WIP published on the section. I don’t have the CMK resin to add, instead I had bought (back in 2001 when I purchased the kit) the Verlinden set. Trust me CMK is far better for sure 😉 very nice 217, I think I saw this model somewhere in the web, and found it one of the best made.

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Your Dornier looks very good indeed. I know it is no consolation for you but I  am sure many of us have suffered similar fates.  I  was awakened on night by  crashing sound and found that a shelf had collapsed in my display cabinet and had wrecked my collection of 11 E.E. Lightnings.


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- OH YEAH.......I remember that bloody show case crash.........it doesn't make us younger..... 2010 may be?   That reminds me when two of my cats decided a hide and seak party through the upper shelve of three underneath; the top one smashing the under ones. all my 1/72 air force smashed at the first run........my wife reading quietly on the sofa under had just an arrow escape......😵 😪 🙂 😀 😄

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The Do-217 is flying victorious over it`s adversaries in the final picture.  The gruesome carnage is on display for all to see.  By the way, the 217 ain`t too bad either. 😉


Great work as always Jean. :like:



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The shelf collapse happened to me in 2010, Years of modelling gone in one big crash so I know how you must have felt. I was so disheartened that I gave up modelling completely and never touched another model since, until last week.

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