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René Hieronymus
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Dornier Cs II Delphin 1924 US Navy, 1:72

May 17, 2016 · in Aviation · · 10 Comments

It started with a kit but it ended as a complete scratch build.
I stumbled across this kit from a short run manufacturer (Lüdemann) during a model show near Munich Germany. Actually it looked pretty well inside the bag and the price, as far as I remember wasn’t that bad either. So I went for it and brought it full of anticipation back home to build it.
To make a long story short, it did not turn out very well at all! The resin had lots of bubbles and I mean lots of them and some of the smaller resin parts were so deformed that even with a lot of imagination I could not identify their real purposes.
So one part after another was self-made and as already told in the end only a few minor parts of the original kit were used.

Keep on modeling

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10 responses

  1. Given the circumstances you describe, you certainly have more determination (and patience) than I, Rene...turned out well. 🙂

  2. Great job bringing it all together. I've never seen this critter before - talk about "flying blind..."

  3. Interesting work Rene. There's someone else on this site who does a lot of casting for scratch builds or build improvements, but the name escapes me just now.

    Always good to see these sorts of skill sets applied to achieve such a creative result.

  4. René, that's one crazy looking aircraft! I especially like the placement of the cockpit in relationship to the engine. I always wondered why pilots need to be able to look ahead.
    Great build. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Very nice recovery Rene.
    That one makes for a good conversational piece, good history there.

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    P.k said on May 18, 2016

    Interesting like

  7. A really hardcore modeling here! Awsome work and a surplisingly ugly aeroplane 🙂

  8. Rene, congratulations. One we'll never see outside a photo in a book. I'll bet the pilot had neck strain. Talk about ungainly! Thanks for posting this.

  9. Unusual subject. great work.

  10. Wonderful subject Rene and great work - love it - I suppose the cockpit location enabled the pilot to carry out in flight maintenance/repairs on the engine!

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