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Offline Flamingo

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Tummelisa 1/72
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:04:36 PM »
Converted from Revell Sopwith Triplane many years ago based on swedish drawings I got from a friend











Greetings Joachim




Offline Dirigible-Al

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 11:17:19 PM »
Really superb job on the conversion and I never knew this plane existed.
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Offline IanB

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 01:08:18 AM »
Beautiful work, that's a little gem!

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 02:40:15 AM »
Really good work, Joachim! Chapeau !

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 04:22:28 AM »
Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 07:16:42 AM »
Sweet!  I think I’ve seen a resin kit of this but I like your conversion better!

Nice work.   

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 09:32:08 AM »
What a superb model - I cannot believe this started life as a Tripehound! Congratulations!

I feel very lucky to have seen Mikael Carlson fly his example and yours is a terrific representation (photographs by my father Dave Yates, January 2003):
Wings Over Wairarapa 2003_0063 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Wings Over Wairarapa 2003_0062 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Wings Over Wairarapa 2003_0065 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
Wings Over Wairarapa 2003_0064 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2023, 07:19:11 PM »
What a clever conversion job and an unusual subject matter too - brilliant work

Regards

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2023, 09:56:08 PM »
Thank you very much for your kind comments!

After a longer search I found the old copies, the drawing was by Björn Karlström but differs from the one in his book.

I did not use Alb D.V and Han Cl.IIIa for the tailplane as recommended, but 20 thou styrene and the Tripe cowling not a Morane N.

It was fun to "translate" some of the Swedish words, somehow a mixture of English and German. :)



Here are some photos from the museum in Linköping :https://www.net-maquettes.com/de/pictures/fvm-o1-tummelisa/

Have fun Joachim

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2023, 01:31:10 AM »
Thanks for sharing, she’s beautiful: quite a thorough conversion I’d say, it certainly looks all like a Tummelisa and nothing like a Triplane (except maybe the engine/cowling - which *should* look the same).
Flight magazine called it an orthodox plane with the only remarkable feature being the aileron design - that was in 1923, and time was going to add another quite remarkable feature: despite being the advanced trainer for the airforce for the better part of 15 years, it never had a fatal accident.

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2023, 04:36:38 AM »
Lovely model, the finished article shows no trace of its Tripe ancestry. Super, clever modelling!

Richie

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2023, 07:29:16 AM »
What a Lovely Little Biplane! Well done on the Very convincing conversion!!

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2023, 10:00:51 PM »
A very neat model of an unusual subject. Lovely!
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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2023, 10:27:53 PM »
Great job on the conversion.  Nicely done.

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Re: Tummelisa 1/72
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2023, 02:48:25 AM »
Very nice, and such a great job on that conversion!

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