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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 12:02 AM UTC


Here's an In-Box look at Roden's recent impressive 1/48 scale kit of the DH4.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 01:19 PM UTC
Yep, picked this one up at my local a couple of weks ago.
I think I'm going to have to let my head rule my heart here though. I'm going to go with the 57 Squadron Overall PC10 finish... My Heart wants to have some colour on the shelf.

Cheers,

Hugh
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2008 - 09:59 PM UTC
Yep, this is a very fine kit to build.I have my on the shelf and it really put some colour in the collections.

Larsa Q
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 01:11 AM UTC
Show us some photos of your build Lars!

I have seen it on the Aerodrome. It's a beaut!

Cheers,

Hugh
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 01:31 AM UTC
I'm with Hugh on that one , would love to see some pic's Lars . It was a while back that I pick up this gem of a kit , just haven't started it yet . To many things on the go at this point .
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 02:33 AM UTC
Hi
Here it is









The Dh4 is a OOB, build for the swedish Distributor off Rodens.



Larsa Q
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 02:39 AM UTC

The story from Aerodrome



Larsa Q
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hi Lars , you did a wonderful job on the DH-4 The red tail really makes the kit stand out . What method did you use for your turnbuckels ?
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 03:37 AM UTC
Hi T
the turnbuckles was made from hotstreched Q-tips. Tiny loops was made from wire and glued into predrilled holes in the wings.



the thread is a steching thread called Gold-Zack, similar to the one Aeroclub is selling.The Q-tpis are hotstreched and cut to 2mm pieces.


The thread goes thrue the tiny tube and you got the first turnbuckle


Just read this and use Gold-Zack.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2001/11/stuff_eng_tech_rigging.htm


Larsa
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 05:15 AM UTC
Larsa,
Excellent job on the DH4 and I really like your rigging technique, just excellent.
Dwayne
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 01:15 PM UTC
Thanks Lars ! Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2008 - 01:53 PM UTC
Here is Larsa's build on Aeroscale.

Here it is on Roden's website.
http://www.rodenplant.com/Gallery/422/422.htm

The first mention of this kit here.
Click Here.