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Christian WERY
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Belgian DH 9

December 30, 2020 · in Aviation · · 25 · 2.1K

De Havilland DH9 finally finished.

During the first war, Belgium received at least twenty DH9s from Great Britain and in 1922-23, the Sabca produced around thirty. It is one of the latter which I am giving here an interpretation, representative of the 1st Mephisto squadron (Evere Circa, 1925). The D51 crashed near Gossoncourt in February 1930, injuring its pilot.

Kit. Back structure scratch (Evergreen, HGW decals for linen canvas). Rigging: mainly Modelkasten 0.13mm + EZ line or 0.12mm fishing line. Gaspatch Models turnbuckles. Tamiya and MRP paints.

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25 responses

  1. Great to see a Belgian plane here! Exquisite build and detailing, kudo's Christian! So sad WNW is OOB...

  2. This is awesome, Christian.
    So much rigging and so much build quality.
    I do like this one a lot.

  3. Christian, all I can say is WOW. This is a museum piece for sure. The woodwork is amazing. How did you paint the wood portion on the propellor? It looks as if it were carved from a wood block.
    Thank you for posting.

  4. It is brilliant, Christian! The rigging is mind-blowing. Magnificent.

  5. Hi Christian.
    Finally a Belgian plane reviewed !
    Your work looks amazing !
    I Like to Visit and dwell At length at the biplane exhibits On the 2nd. floor at the royal military museum in Brussels. An Amazing space.
    Your model would look good there too !
    I wonder what happened to all the German biplanes they had on exposition there in the 70 ies. There is only one there on restoration presently.
    Great job.

    • Many thanks Bernard.
      I can't answer to you about german fighters, i didn't visit recently the Brussel Museum. What i can say is that they suffer from insufficient means and subsidies. I agree, it's an amazing place for aviation fans !

  6. Top stuff indeed ?

  7. Hello Christian,
    What a beautiful job on this very special model.
    A masterpiece by a master modeler.
    Regards, Dirk

  8. This is a truly amazing build, Christian.
    Looking at the pics, I had the impression I was looking at a 1:1 DH9.
    Kudos to your skills!
    Have a Happy New Year!

  9. Very nice indeed - great work Christian!

  10. This is a beautiful rendition of this gracious plane. The cutaway is exquisite, well done indeed, thumbs up!

  11. "Museum quality" is the only category for this. Truly stunning work and an amazing result. Just fantastic!

    "Liked" - a whole lot.

  12. Beautiful Build! From everything I have seen and read those WnW's Kits were phenomenal, and your execution is fantastic. I am just amazed at the Maniacal Mess of that rigging. You did an excellent job with it all, but from an aerodynamic standpoint it robbed the aircraft of performance for sure having all that hanging out in the breeze the way it is.

  13. Most excellent and masterful. The woodwork and rigging is superb. And your photos do it justice.

  14. Beautiful work, Christian... I thought the rigging on the WnW Albatros B.II was a bit of a challenge, but your handiwork here easily outstrips that. You're also a very brave and talented modeller to cut away portions of the fuselage to display even more of the structure... smart work indeed.



    • I always try to go a bit further in detailing to propose something different, but this needs more time and effort, it's a choice. Must say sometimes it's fun to build simply from the box.
      Many thanks Paul to appreciate.

  15. You've definitely gone that extra mile with this kit, Christian, fantastic.

  16. Thank you all for kind words.
    Happy New Year with nice kits !

  17. An absolute cracker
    Love it!
    Saw it and a previous build on FB
    Top work
    Happy New Year

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