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Peter Ibes
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Airco DH.9 Spanish Civil War 1:72

May 5, 2019 · in Aviation · · 12 ≡

As a modeller of aircraft from Spanish Civil War, I sometimes have a take some unusual steps in getting the model that I want. The plane on its nose was the inspiration for this one.

For this Spanish Airco I used a vacuform fuselage from Classic Plane and and gave it a complete nose job because of the Hispano-Suiza engine the original had. This was combined with the wings and tail planes from the DH.4, with a white metal propeller and radiator from a Blue Rider conversion kit. The crow and number on the tail were custom printed, the roundels came from an Azur Loire 46.

Hope you like it.


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12 responses

  1. So much detail in such a small scale! Really done well, Peter!

    I love that you included a photo of a real example.

  2. 1/72nd scale AND rigging...? I'm impressed. What a great first post - welcome.

  3. Beautiful work!

  4. I was looking at the picture on the iModeler front page, and just thinking how great your DH9 looked. Then I saw it was 1/72nd scale! Absolutely astounding work!

  5. Nice job, Peter! Great subject too. I used to do a lot of 1/72 biplane modeling during the 1980s. It’s one of the most satisfying subject areas in this hobby to me.

  6. Hello Peter, great to see you here on iModeler.
    What a terrific build of your Airco, you've put a lot of work into this model. Fantastic details...and in my favorite 1/72 scale.

  7. Many thanks for your kind comments.


  8. A great-looking model, and like Ferry - in my favorite (only scale I build) scale!

  9. Good looking model Peter, nicely modified and finished, well done, 1/72 my scale also, welcome to iModeler !

  10. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Very clean and sharp looking model Peter, that rigging looks great.

  11. gorgeous work

  12. Excellent work, not easy in 1/72 scale.

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