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De Havilland DH 89 Dragon Rapide (OY-DIN) Lukgraph HELP!

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36 minutes ago, kkarlsen said:

  

 

How about this color scheme Max, is 'baby blue' any better than 'surf green'?

 

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Just kidding...

 

I haven't been able to get much work done at the current temperatures here in Denmark, sorry were just not used to 25 degrees plus...

 

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Correcting the rear windows...

 

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Hoping the weather will turn, so that I can get on with the build :rolleyes:

 

Before moving on: I'm thinking of painting the cockpit light grey instead of british grey green... Would that be a no go?

 

Kent

Thanks Kent, quite classy that one!  I’m interested that you think the windows need “correcting”. Yes, on the port side the window aft of the door needs cutting out if you’re not doing a Dominie (like me) but are there other issues that I’m not aware of?  

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11 hours ago, mozart said:

I’m interested that you think the windows need “correcting”.

 

Hi Max. Only if the 'Dominie' you will be building has the rear window on the starboard side...

 

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The bottom frame has a wrong 'inclination'

 

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I'm not sure whether the military version has this window?

 

Kent

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14 hours ago, quang said:


Kent, yours is called Daphne Blue. Serious!

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Great progress, Kent. Am following with interest,

Cheers,

Quang

 

Kent's photo is more Sonic Blue from the 1960 Fender chart.

Surf Green is my favorite Fender color. 

 

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1 hour ago, MikeMaben said:

 

Kent's photo is more Sonic Blue from the 1960 Fender chart.

Surf Green is my favorite Fender color. 

 

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You’re right. Sonic Blue of course. My memory is getting rusty.
Rust never sleeps ;)

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7 hours ago, quang said:


You’re right. Sonic Blue of course. My memory is getting rusty.
Rust never sleeps ;)

.......only creeps! (to who knows where.....WD40 anybody??)

 

Good spot Kent, yes mine has five windows on the starboard side and four on the port.  Disappointing however that almost immediately an inaccuracy on what is a fairly basic part of the kit is evident (to eagle eyes) already!  Correcting the resin will have a knock-on effect also for the PE and clear resin too presumably in that area.

 

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The Dominies also appear to have a wind-driven generator on both upper wings rather than just the more-often-seen port side only.  Extra ampage for the radio equipment no doubt!

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1 hour ago, mozart said:

 

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Great photo Max. I'm not too worried about the PE frame, if it doesn't work to remodel them, I will have a go at casting them in resin. It' s fiddly but has worked before.

 

Colorwise - I'm going with Oxford Blue, I like the name, it has a certain class to it! ;)

 

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Same color was used on my Lynx.

 

Kent

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It's an oft published picture Kent but this hi-res copy was sent to me by the son of the pilot.  He said his father was bored to death flying Dominies and wanted to get onto ops!   Oxford Blue is definitely classy...... it was the colour of my front door!! :rolleyes:

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19 hours ago, spyrosjzmichos said:

 

This scheme is actually very very nice!

I agree - that's a beautiful airplane.  I would be very tempted to do a scheme like that.

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Phew, that was a tough one...

 

Been working on the passenger seats trying to get them to look like the real seats of a DH.89

 

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And no, I haven't been painting the 'sunrise' pattern on the seats...

 

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After much 'brooding' I came up with the solution of printing the pattern and seam's on clear decal paper.

There's even is a little 'wrinkle' here and there. All in all I'm quite pleased with the result ^_^

 

Kent

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9 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

Full steam ahead!

 

Thank you Kevin, I hope this was it, smooth sailing for the rest of the project, eah! :rolleyes:

 

Kent

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On 6/19/2020 at 11:58 AM, kkarlsen said:

I've decided to add a ceiling to the passenger cabin...

 

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And as always something new shows up...

 

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Taking a closer look at the structure a second roof hatch is visible...

 

Kent

There seems to be two access doors to cockpit

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