Author Topic: Show us your........Airco DH2  (Read 9566 times)

Offline Chris Johnson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1959
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #15 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
You can have it good; You can have it fast; you can have it cheap. Pick any two, but all three are impossible.

Offline xmald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1086
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #16 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.





« Last Edit: August 27, 2012, 07:55:26 AM by Des »
Best regards
Filip

Offline Des

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9352
    • ww1aircraftmodels.com
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #17 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.
Late Founder of ww1aircraftmodels.com and forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com

Offline Carpo

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
    • A gallery of my Models
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2012, 09:53:33 AM »
Without a doubt, one of the best SMER builds I have seen - well done!
Carpo
The air force will always need technicians because pilots need heroes too.


Offline xmald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1086
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #19 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.
Best regards
Filip

Offline GAJouette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3580
  • " Beware of the Spanish Inquisition"
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #20 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
" What Me Worry"

Offline PrzemoL

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4115
  • There was Eru... and he made first the Ainur...
    • Przemysław Litewka
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #21 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.





« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 06:24:17 PM by PrzemoL »
Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatuluk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

Offline Whiteknuckles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1301
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #22 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
Eternal Apprentice

Offline coyotemagic

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7708
  • "Here's to not buggering it up." -Winston Chuchill
    • My Models
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #23 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
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream in the dark recesses of the night awake in the day to find all was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, and make it possible." -T. E. Lawrence

Offline Chris Johnson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1959
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #24 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
You can have it good; You can have it fast; you can have it cheap. Pick any two, but all three are impossible.

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17632
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #25 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
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline xmald

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1086
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #26 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!
Best regards
Filip

Offline andonio64

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1640
  • There's no hurry
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 04:39:08 PM »

Offline RAGIII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17632
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2013, 04:52:48 PM »
A beautiful job of bringing an old kit to life! Very well done!!
RAGIII
"A man has to know his limitations": Harry Callahan

"Don't slop it on" Lynda Geisler

Offline rhallinger

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1955
Re: Show us your........Airco DH2
« Reply #29 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