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Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« on: May 16, 2022, 07:10:14 PM »
I always wanted to have this pusher in my collection, so after two month of hard work here it is!

Airco DH-2  


This is the DH2 serial 6000 of the A flight 24 Sqn in July 1916. The Pilot was Sidney Edward Cowan who was born in Downpatrick (Ireland). He died after a midair collision November 17th, 1916 in the age of 19.

This model was built from an Eduard Profipack in scale 1/48. Other additions are a Small Stuff rotary engine and Gaspatch Lewis MG and rigging accessories. As usual in my builds some parts a replaced by new ones made from real wood (e.g. air screw) and metal (e.g. the tail booms and fuel filler caps).

The paint job was done with Mr.Paint (especially the PC8 main color), Alclad, Gunze and Drooling Bulldog. The light weathering was done with oil paints.

For more information about the creation of this model and a lot of macro shots please visit the detailed build report:
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12924


At first some outdoor pictures. It was not easy, even in evening light, so get some good pictures.

















Cheers,
Frank

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Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48, part 2
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 07:12:09 PM »
More pictures, made with light tent.
















And together with my Stripdown DH-2, also an Eduard kit.





Now I am curious how you like the model!

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 07:44:14 PM »
Frank, you have built another stunner. What is not to like about it? Your build thread shows perfectly how much clever work you put into it. And this gallery is a fine completion to that. Congratulations!
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2022, 07:50:28 PM »
In the outdoor pics she looks like she's ready to fly away at any moment.

What a beautifully detailed gem Frank!

Thanks for taking us along in your build and for posting all the clever and ingenious solutions.

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p.s. I really like the wheels  ;)
« Last Edit: May 17, 2022, 12:14:10 AM by Rookie »

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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 08:02:18 PM »
I'm out of superlatives for this one. Exceptional results.
Bravo, Sir
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 08:24:21 PM »
Frank, you have built another stunner. What is not to like about it? Your build thread shows perfectly how much clever work you put into it. And this gallery is a fine completion to that. Congratulations!

+1 on that!

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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2022, 10:29:35 PM »
  Congratulations on a magnificent model, Frank. The detail, finish, subtle weathering and exceptional rigging combine to a degree of realism we all strive to attain and so rarely reach. Beautiful work, and a real testament to your skills!
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2022, 10:44:45 PM »
So often it is more pleasant seeing her naked then dressed up. But in this case both is equally amazing  :)
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2022, 11:15:26 PM »
You've done it again, Frank! That's one fantastic build.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2022, 11:53:38 PM »
Superb, you always delight us with scaled real planes. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2022, 12:38:01 AM »
  Congratulations on a magnificent model, Frank. The detail, finish, subtle weathering and exceptional rigging combine to a degree of realism we all strive to attain and so rarely reach. Beautiful work, and a real testament to your skills!
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2022, 01:12:40 AM »
Frank a wonderful model, a pity you do not work on the 1/32 scale.
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2022, 01:48:05 AM »
Another gem to add to your collection.  I especially like the outdoor shots.  Brilliant work, Frank.

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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2022, 02:38:06 AM »
An inspirational build Frank. Hard to believe it is 1/48.
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Re: Airco DH2, Eduard 1/48
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2022, 02:43:21 AM »
Simply beautiful Frank. Your hard work certainly shows in the result.

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