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This is my Rareplane vacform DH Devon I built a couple of years ago.
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Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on February 18, 2015
Thanks, Kevin! I don’t get to see this, usually. 50s RAF is an interest of mine, I used to get RAF Flying Review, then Air Pictorial. Both accelerated my downward polystyrene obsession.
Have you got a Beverly or an Argosy?
Both a vacuform and avia raris. For a Yank, it doesn’t get any better.
Power to your elbow!
kevin Payne said on February 18, 2015
I used to have the Airways Argosy but sold it last year, 90 % of my kits are vacform though, I find them more satisfying
Craig Abrahamson said on February 18, 2015
A most excellent rendition of a an aircraft not often seen. Outstanding work – especially given it’s a vacuform kit (wouldn’t have guessed it…..looks great).
Rob Pollock said on February 18, 2015
Great workmsnship on this unusual subject. I’m sure there are a lot of modellers out there with an interest in this era and these aircraft types. Thanks for posting.
Stephen W Towle said on February 18, 2015
Kevin, the DH Devon Dove looks like a Master piece. Could we get some more photo’s please? I keep on wanting to move my mouse in hopes that the photos will turn and show some more of your stunning work…but, alas there stills.
Simon Whitney said on February 18, 2015
A classic build of an classic plane.
Well done sir.
Mike Maynard said on February 18, 2015
Another patient modeler that doesn’t let vacuform “scare” them. Vacuform manufactures did offer some off the wall aircraft “kits” (and I use that term loosely), stuff the injection plastic boys would never sell. Great job on the plane, did you have to scribe the panel lines or was this one of the sophisticated kits? I still have 5 vacuform aircraft unbuilt, all stuff you’d never see Revell mold…Post some more photos, it’s contest worthy!
Greg Kittinger said on February 18, 2015
Wouldn’t have thought a vac-form kit could look so good! Excellent, and I don’t have one of these in my stash (I’ve got about one of everything…), so it makes me (sort-of) want to try vac-form…
bob mack said on February 18, 2015
thank you for posting such a wonderful subject and model
Maurits De Ridder said on February 19, 2015
Very nice model, I like the built up engine!
Tom Cleaver said on February 19, 2015
Rareplanes was always the Duesenberg Model J of vacuforms. All the extra work you put in with the lowered flaps and the displaced elevators and opened hatches really looks good.
George Williams said on February 21, 2015
A real classic, Kevin, especially in this colour scheme, very well done.
Marek Halas said on February 22, 2015
Tony Prince said on February 22, 2015
Frank Cronin said on March 2, 2015
kevin Payne said on March 2, 2015
Cheers for all your kind comments, this was my first attempt at a vacform model that was completed, I had done some other vacfoms when I was about 14 years old but never finished any of them, I have another one of these in the stash, I will probably make that into a DH Sea Devon
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