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Offline Ian from Doncaster

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
Great work on smartening up a basic kit.  Perhaps the WNW DH2 instructions could help you with detailing?

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2012, 11:21:11 AM »
  Antonio,
Excellent first progress my old friend. I'm looking forward to seeing you turn a sows ear into a silk purse.
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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2012, 07:17:00 PM »
Antonio,
really impressive work on this old kit! Great start with the detailing. I think your seat looks Terrific in this scale!
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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2012, 03:00:53 AM »
Nice work so far on this classic!!

Steve

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2012, 11:19:20 AM »
Hello Andonio:

I am enjoying your build, but more than your building and modeling prowess your comments are most amusing.  You are right; the fuel tank looks like an old Harley Davidson Sportster tank.  You are doing amazing work with a crappy kit.  Your description of the boom attachment points on the wing looking like sausages just cracked me up.  But; you are right!

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Mark
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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2012, 09:26:28 AM »
Great work Andonio. An interesting solution to the seat, it's very effective!

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2012, 11:51:21 PM »
I love the logic that you were hoping it was 1:144 because 1:72 is too small.  :D

Like Mark, your comments have me laughing out loud (wife: "what are you reading that is so funny?" )

Great work so far!

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2012, 07:52:35 AM »
I love the logic that you were hoping it was 1:144 because 1:72 is too small.  :D

Like Mark, your comments have me laughing out loud (wife: "what are you reading that is so funny?" )

Great work so far!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

Tony, I'm glad I bring some laugh with my comments!!!!!
I try to put some irony here and there not to take this hobby too seriously!!!!
My concern is that a 72 is too small for me but it deserves anyway a good treatment to turn the best out of the kit, I bought the box thinking that 144 would have been a way of having a sort of gadget to be kept in my showcase with a couple of days work and no rigging...

Best wishes to everybody!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I have gone a bit further and spent the last modeling session in studying the rigging schema.
I decided to make the double wires as a single wire, to keep my mind as safe as possible!!!!.

Pictures asap!


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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2012, 08:42:55 AM »
Here they are:
detailed study of the rigging schema, it's really a mess, I should study how to place the eyelets I normally use for fixing the wire, still thinking to how to manage the tail booms rigging, as I would try to use a single wire as far as possible, but there is not enough plastic to pierce without compromising the strength of the pieces...



then here are some details I worked on

On the nacelle: oil and fuel caps, air intake (it is scarcely visible but it's hollow)
Fuel tank to be placed behind the seat
Compass fairing to go under the nacelle floor
Fixing slips for the gravity tank

Moreover I pierced the tail planes and rudder to insert self made control horns.

Tomorrow I'll pierce the two wings to insert self made control horns and prime everything.

Any suggestion for the seat belts? Which type was used and where to find inspiration to self build them?

Goodnight!!!!
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 09:24:25 AM by andonio64 »

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2012, 11:17:40 AM »
love(!!!) seeing your sketchbook, i do similar things when I am trying to work something out, but my drawings aren't nearly as pretty!

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2012, 08:01:58 AM »
  Antonio,
Outstanding update my old friend. I do love seeing these old classics like this being built up in the hands of such a talented and skilles modeler. Looking forward to your next update.

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Gregory Jouette
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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2012, 08:35:16 AM »
Interesting work. Like your notes too!!

Steve

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2012, 09:09:04 AM »
Thanks my friends, I made some holes for the control horns on the wings, prepared the horns themselves, glued some other pieces to fit the cables, then I just painted the pieces using gray primer for all the nacelle items and the flying surfaces: top of wings and tail planes, fixed part of the rudder.
Tomorrow will use white primer for the bottom of wings and tail planes and for the rudder (I plan to paint it, not to use the decals).

I am just back from a Christmas choir concert in an old church near my town, really touching atmosphere, children, youngsters and adults all singing together... it makes the world look better!

Goodnight everyone

PS How would you de-saturate PC10 to highlight the wing ribs? I never had this problem with dark surfaces...

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2012, 12:37:59 PM »
Here is a link to a complete rigging guide for the DH.2, just scroll through the file to get to each page, it is very easy to follow but is quite complex. This is the guide I followed when rigging my DH.2.

http://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/files/dh2_rigging.pdf

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Re: DH2 1/72 Revell :-(
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »
Thank you so much for posting that Des, Tim West does some great work. Saved to my favorites for when I feel brave enough to tackle my stash of Eduard 1/72nd DH2's.  :P

Andonio, you keep on keeping on. You're inspiring a great many of us I'm sure.

Warren