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Title: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Carpo on July 23, 2012, 04:37:00 PM
Here is my Airco DH2 from the 1/48 Eduard Profipak.
More pictures on my website and the build can be found here:

http://www.ww1aero.org.au/pdfs/Modeling%20pdfs/Airco%20DH2.pdf (http://www.ww1aero.org.au/pdfs/Modeling%20pdfs/Airco%20DH2.pdf)

Carpo
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Des on July 24, 2012, 03:24:07 AM
This is my 1:32 scale Roden DH.2 built back in 2010.

Build link;  http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page12.html

Des

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nR9VYmh3yUA/UodUTK5ns7I/AAAAAAAAKRc/t0ghj59uR50/s800/My%2520DH-2%2520x%25204%2520flip.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IZggpGmchG4/UodUXCmNnsI/AAAAAAAAKRk/HZwYzZ4Q8TM/s800/My%2520DH-2%2520x%25203.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YoY8pgzvi20/UodUaWpen6I/AAAAAAAAKRs/piQ9B-i8X9M/s800/My%2520DH-2%2520x%25202.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B6Ow1ogdmOM/UodUjyg5f7I/AAAAAAAAKR8/PtauvqTpQy4/s740/My%2520DH-2%2520x%25201.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Flugzeugwerke on July 24, 2012, 06:30:56 AM
two tears ago?  :'(

freudian slip?  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: coyotemagic on July 24, 2012, 06:46:07 AM
A couple really stunning DH2s, Paul and Des.  I've studied both of these beauties for quite a while to prep me for building mine.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on July 24, 2012, 07:50:57 AM
  Wow two outstanding project in two scales of my favorite early British fighter.
Higest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: lcarroll on July 24, 2012, 12:19:11 PM
Both magnificent, don't know what else I can say!!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: pepperman42 on July 25, 2012, 08:11:32 AM
Both great looking models!!! Thats got to be extra tricky in 1/48

Steve
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on August 02, 2012, 12:01:11 AM
  Hello All,
Here's my very first scratch building project an Airco DH.2 in 1/48 scale for the last century.
(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/GJouette/WW%20I%20Models/IMG_0774.jpg)

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/GJouette/WW%20I%20Models/IMG_0780.jpg)

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/GJouette/WW%20I%20Models/IMG_0777.jpg)

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/GJouette/WW%20I%20Models/IMG_0776.jpg)

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t342/GJouette/WW%20I%20Models/IMG_0775.jpg)

 Thanks for looking at this blast from the past. As always any and all comments are welcomed and much appreciated.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: coyotemagic on August 02, 2012, 12:29:17 AM
Gregory, this is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite of all of your fantastic models.  I'm still too intimidated to build the excellent Eduard kit, I can't imagine scratching this kite.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Flugzeugwerke on August 02, 2012, 12:49:58 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on August 02, 2012, 12:55:49 AM
  Bud,
Actually she's kind of crude by today's standards with clunky struts and details. But all and all not too bad for a first effort from many many years ago. I certainly wish I had all the reference materials I have now for the type back then. Thank you for your more than kind comments my old friend. Give that Eduard DH.2 a shot as I have no doubt you'll build one heck of a beautiful DH.2. They're not as intimidating as you'd think.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Carpo on August 02, 2012, 05:16:31 PM
Nice scratchbuild GAJouette!
Not something I would dream of doing.
I'm too embarrassed to post my old models - kudos to you!
Carpo
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on August 02, 2012, 10:38:00 PM
   Paul,
Thank you for generous kind comments my old friend. I've followed your projects for years now, so take it from an Old Dromer and fellow listee you have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. Please do bring over any old project you'd like after all your gallery at wwi-models.org is full of many outstanding builds. Again many thanks my old friend I very much appreciate your comments.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: lcarroll on August 10, 2012, 12:53:40 PM
Greg,
  I missed your contribution to this thread somehow after I  commented on the first two builds. 1/48, a DH2, and scratch built, not only gutzy but pretty to behold. Not a project my skills would allow me to tackle, you did a marvellous job and despite her age, she's a timeless beauty!  Nice Work! :)
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Des on August 10, 2012, 03:57:50 PM
Excellent scratch build of the DH.2 Gregory, you were a very brave man tackling this particular aeroplane for your first scratch build, it turned out beautiful, a real credit to your building skills.

Des.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Chris Johnson on August 11, 2012, 01:14:01 AM
That was your FIRST scratchbuild project Gregory??? Incredible! Both in regards to the subject you chose, and your execution. A mere mortal might have started out with something a little less challenging. I tip my hat to you.

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: xmald on August 24, 2012, 07:37:16 PM
This is my first WWI aircraft. It`s Smer`s Dh2 in 1:48. I had to scratch build the interior, the gun, I tried to upgrade the engine a little and added some details.
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/zpilotemAircodh2.jpg)
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/zpilotem.jpg)
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/tyl.jpg)
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/przod.jpg)
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/gora.jpg)
(http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s520/xmald/bw.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Des on August 25, 2012, 07:02:18 AM
For your first WW1 aircraft model you did a superb job, a very difficult subject to take on, especially the rigging, but you have pulled it of beautifully.

Des.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Carpo on August 25, 2012, 09:53:33 AM
Without a doubt, one of the best SMER builds I have seen - well done!
Carpo
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: xmald on August 25, 2012, 07:26:14 PM
Cheers mates. I`m thinking about changing wheels, engine and a prop in this model. The problem is I have no spare wheels I could use for this Airco.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on August 26, 2012, 09:27:50 AM
  Filip,
It's great to see a less than perfect kit turned out so well my the hands of an excellent modeler my friend. Like Paul (Carpo) say's she the finest Smer DH-2 I've seen. Bravo and well done.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: PrzemoL on October 08, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Fine DH2s here!
Now when my new WNW kit is just flying half around the globe to Poland, I think it is time to show my older DH2, Eduard;s 72nd scaler. This was build when I did not know about shading, weathering, etc. It looks a bit toyish, but still I am proud that I managed to complete it.
(http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/modele_pliki/dh2-24.jpg)
(http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/modele_pliki/dh2-31.jpg)
(http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/modele_pliki/dh2-40.jpg)
(http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/modele_pliki/dh2-47.jpg)
(http://www.ikb.poznan.pl/przemyslaw.litewka/modele_pliki/dh2-52.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Whiteknuckles on October 08, 2012, 07:46:25 PM
Nice hanger of beauties gent's.

PrzemoL, it might not be weathered/shaded , but it's still a nice looking bird.
It's interesting to see how you have progressed with your technique ;)

Andrew
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: coyotemagic on October 08, 2012, 09:27:09 PM
Nothing toyish about it at all, Prez.  Brilliant work on the rigging.  Not at all easy in this scale.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Chris Johnson on October 08, 2012, 11:01:09 PM
You're being much too hard on yourself Prez. This is an exquisite model by any standard, and to think that it's 1/72 scale is absolutely incredible to me.

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on October 09, 2012, 01:43:02 AM
Prez,
As usual you earn a big WOW from me! Beautiful DH! Rigging and paintwork are superb  :)
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: xmald on October 09, 2012, 07:42:30 AM
Przemek it`s an outstanding model. I guess rigging an Airco Dh2 in 72nd scale must be hard as hell. I`ve been thinking about re-rigging, putting a better engine and adding a wooden prop and finally changing wheels in my Airco... there`s another option -  buying Eduard`s one.
Once again congrats mate!
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: andonio64 on April 14, 2013, 04:39:08 PM
Here is the link to my DH2 building log.
http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1210.msg18981#msg18981 (http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1210.msg18981#msg18981)

(http://www.andonio.it/model/dh2/097.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on April 14, 2013, 04:52:48 PM
A beautiful job of bringing an old kit to life! Very well done!!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: rhallinger on April 14, 2013, 09:17:57 PM
Beautiful work Antonio!  You've taken a classic kit from our childhood and turned into a gem! ;D  And so small!  Thanks for sharing this, :)

Regards,

Bob
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: gcn on April 15, 2013, 12:13:22 AM
Surprisingly straightforward, my favourite WNW kit to date, or is the Eindecker

http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1505.0 (http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1505.0)


Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: coyotemagic on April 15, 2013, 12:14:54 AM
Amazing, Antonio!  In 1/48 scale, this kite is tiny.  In 1/72, the nacelle must be the size of an aspirin.  You did a fantastic job on the rigging.  The thought of it gives me complete wind up.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on April 15, 2013, 08:10:27 AM
Amazing, Antonio!  In 1/48 scale, this kite is tiny.  In 1/72, the nacelle must be the size of an aspirin.  You did a fantastic job on the rigging.  The thought of it gives me complete wind up.
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with Bud! Your added details, corrections, and yes, the RIGGING are first rate! Well done !
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: dr 1 ace on April 27, 2013, 07:38:53 AM
Amazing, Antonio!  In 1/48 scale, this kite is tiny.  In 1/72, the nacelle must be the size of an aspirin.  You did a fantastic job on the rigging.  The thought of it gives me complete wind up.
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with Bud! Your added details, corrections, and yes, the RIGGING are first rate! Well done !
RAGIII

Gotta agree with my 2 friends, very well done !

Ed
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Siskin on April 27, 2013, 09:24:34 AM
This is my DH-2. Made in 2009 (5 years have passed, as time is running out)))
(http://s17.postimg.org/m98ywn7kf/g05999_1549677.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Here is a short article- http://www.dishmodels.ru/gshow.htm?p=5999
and here - blog:   http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13230&start=0
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: pepperman42 on April 27, 2013, 12:09:18 PM
Great looking model Siskin and an atmospheroc display too!!!

Steve
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: andonio64 on April 27, 2013, 05:01:09 PM
Fantastic work on the DH2 Siskin! Hats off!!!
 ;)
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: coyotemagic on April 28, 2013, 03:06:27 AM
Gorgeous DH2, Siskin.  Love the vignette.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: GAJouette on April 28, 2013, 09:27:14 AM
  Siskin,
Now that's how a DH-2 should look my friend.She's absolutely beautiful. Well Done!
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Siskin on April 28, 2013, 06:38:06 PM
Thank you, colleagues!
At the moment I'd like to make one more DH.2, but in the 32nd scale.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on May 07, 2013, 02:59:57 AM
Siskin,
Lovely work! As the others said, Looks like a DH2 should!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Bughunter on December 14, 2017, 06:59:20 AM
This is my most complex model until now, a Eduard 1/48 D.H.2 Stripdown.

For more information and pictures see here:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8552.0

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2UQ3TSTgTVohaoeTwryw6dJgr4xK0aJVZSIEkFXS5aPfAGVrDYyS4mbnzvGKChetGOdPcoC7HSaPwtgsVA4P3jIucPfk4m9DeUfmNN8j06x60Eip4lDrJFfADMO-rBsP5lEUOXG2o9eAXysySX9YbIqGRtc3Y1dBApMIKa35an6d-PMd3VnuAsJ2aJYIm48Gdmo5LxQpEqb6yKrzP5r2RV6dRw9N6YozyaYcWgbt8tsTV8OPuWxgmj_zDWPeCh748MJ1RmM-w3DDKelqj_xihwH-Dzj6q_h-UXIX73eA-mCg_lcyKtBMQ6-LTWiZu1VOOCmju00x79T5cRxhA9KdZraQDj5PVTCFOqou9HwpYMzBTyp3lKlO6N-pnpEQANhcdWtwzhSVptGJLACg1U14iQEPcoPqg17lw4twWACO4pJaFROrYEX1QJkRm_XH2MZT36RmS_z8cIMiAgWYwXyIbn0l147wuSvaT1ElCiYQ-heK7wBC4fryiqQ7uqcxD7KRJ8C25TskkEyUJZwRqXy5iHz9XfAUYq22TC85xOTcLBCmhD7UVyyH0rM6pz93slBh4LXtC6osxL0pWmOejIMzf7SikFur6yLpOO-NihB9cQLBgrMNHHIMTW3PY4yH-pAuu7MhwgTS7kSEhf752jeDTKNPap0cI-1l5R9R8H8xeQ=w1280-h853-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9fJG2u_STVd3b4pm4QPxRpBlXMjAjjORYjeM1NjWrWDM3gsuMdxxKFCy-Gq7jRhRV9llr0SEUAmqtT3LRKqq9UXNnA2oflRgrn_cLUNZ-0K5fXDlXDT4Q4zOKYOuiz6znFzqCsQhtuaZ-q7_d6l18C9CP6jvRL2M95s2zW3cKovUHjwWBF7evyrhMTF0xM3rbfut6fOpsOFAhP-71LO1RMTirrYG35xDTbnVxOihK7lxIlYfv9dUyRyKay0fKgfKkrmzUs_x6qFece0DXtFOQa3sW-F_VmeTPNdwmcp2PP_9MJZ4colpfoLksT5SAm0BYxIVPpyBCFND4fC1YmAFDYNUlWDKpqlVP6XQqoHnDyDP0ny1hyTxEOUlGqNOAG4yiyQg9PD3UeQx2kYqPvacC-WHWMuZ9PXRtLhXbgWCcHZk22JnUncJkJugpiXcnoPkx55fMc7U-So3dZwf6E6ask9EJ-yzt6RINEt-uiHpuVl1_OBdCBQ2LBFGME_XqyCUyyBjflVwZojAUD_qX4dC0L0pFMeru8l9HKeMz597mhz4S7dCvozFV-7Y8-8wGB96L3GEBAXgu7N6aEHSyxWWLVE-hxFeAs_pfKi-kXykOJOrhuf5LrV9F3fURizbjrfkuDhJpU4fPK2s-Y_e0UZbFlpBAcGYrTUeWkSK2OAuag=w1280-h734-no)


One day I will also build the "normal" kit.

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Des on December 14, 2017, 07:24:00 AM
A truely stunning looking model.

Des.
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: lcarroll on December 15, 2017, 01:25:32 AM
    Another I forgot to post here, the Wingnut Wings 1:32 Kit. I was honored with an IPMS Member's Choice Award and Silver Medal in class for this one at the Western Canadian Region Model Contest in 2015. Probably my favorite Model.

(https://i.imgur.com/M4fGXaR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/JP9zunq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ydi07gZ.jpg)

Cheers,
Lance

Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: andonio64 on December 15, 2017, 01:40:09 AM
Great piece of modeling Lance! The awards were well deserved!

Antonio
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Borsos on December 15, 2017, 03:44:25 AM
Wow, I remember me commenting many more recent builds like Franks miraculous strip down Airco before, but I wasn't a member of this forum yet when Lance built his fantastic DH2. How beautifull! A real showstopper.
I am getting nervous, my fingers start to scratch the table... I have to look for my DH2 in my stash...
Borsos
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on December 15, 2017, 03:56:02 AM
Frank,
The stripdown DH2 is amazing! Beautifully done!
Lance,
Great to see this winner of such well deserved awards! Tempts me to get one when it appears again  ::)
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Bughunter on December 15, 2017, 05:00:54 AM
Lance, your painted one is great and I would be more then lucky, if my unbuild "normal" D.H.2 would look one day like yours!

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: pepperman42 on December 22, 2017, 01:55:49 AM
Those are two amazing builds gentlemen!!

Steve
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: lcarroll on December 22, 2017, 02:12:53 AM
Lance, your painted one is great and I would be more then lucky, if my unbuild "normal" D.H.2 would look one day like yours!

Cheers,
Frank

Thank you Frank! There's actually very little paint on her; I used Aviattic CDL and PC.10 Fabric Decals top and bottom and also for the fabric portion of the fuselage nacelle.
Build Log here:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=4392.0
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on December 22, 2017, 02:39:03 AM
Lance,
I am glad you posted this one. It is a true beauty. A Stunning example of a DH2!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: lcarroll on December 22, 2017, 03:11:05 AM
Thanks Rick and Steve. As I said, my favorite model to date, it's so ugly it's pretty!
Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Bughunter on May 18, 2022, 03:07:12 AM
As promised 4 1/2 years ago ...
my unbuild "normal" D.H.2
I have finished my second DH-2 from Eduard in 1/48. It's amazing how time flies! :o

Here it is:
(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1yzGTMMR4qJWDzemdXzsLb5ZN5g8ZHlY9)

(http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1snaifrIuTSlA0lCIlftGnx0OdVKonPsV)

For more pictures and info visit:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=13078.0

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: DaveB on May 21, 2022, 04:03:17 AM
Your DH2 is a work of art, Frank .......

I'll add mine to the other fine collection of DH2 models here.   Although not up to the high standard of others, I consider this one of my better models to date.

(https://i.imgur.com/pQ7dNgm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S8DwQNR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BniE0RB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/prsCy13.jpg)

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: RAGIII on May 21, 2022, 04:22:12 AM
Frank,
What can I say other than Brilliant work on all aspects of this build!
RAGIII

Dave,
Your DH2 is awesome from My viewpoint. Extremely well done all around!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: Bughunter on May 21, 2022, 05:15:41 AM
Before anyone else thinks mine is from Wingnut Wings, I have added to the scale.

Dave, nice one! Eduard or Roden?

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: DaveB on May 22, 2022, 03:46:56 AM
Thanks Rick!

Frank - you thank you.  Yes, I forgot to add that this is the 1/32 Roden kit.

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: macsporran on May 22, 2022, 08:09:05 AM
We are spoilt for riches by both of these superb Dee Haitches!
Sandy
Title: Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
Post by: pepperman42 on May 22, 2022, 11:28:22 PM
Both exceptionally nice DH2's!!

Steve