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Milan Tesař
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Airco DH. 5, 1:48. Fenix, flown Cpt. Roy Williams, 41 Sqn. RFC

November 20, 2023 · in Aviation · · 24 · 179

I've got a few models to finish, but until that's done I'm going to keep showing the planes I've built over the last year since I got back into modeling. from Fénix looks very good at first glance. Unfortunately, the very detailed engine does not fit into the ring of the engine cover, both in length and in width. A new engine needs to be made. The instructions are very simplified to the point of being misleading. There is a lot of detail to adjust and finish and a lot of putty to fill. The decals are very difficult to remove from the backing paper and fall into lots of pieces almost immediately. I had to paint the tricolor on the rudder by hand and also repair all the highness signs by hand. I would say that it is quite a demanding model, but I think that despite all that, you can build a fairly passable model from it.

Unfortunately, I could not find anything about the pilot of this plane.

Thank you for watching.

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24 responses

  1. Excellent result Milan.

  2. That looks and sounds like a difficult model to build. You did outstanding work on it, it looks great.

  3. Nicely done, Milan

  4. Well done, it looks like you won that battle! Unique and different, haven't seen one of those built before.

  5. Very sharp work. The reverse stagger wing sure catches the eye

  6. Excellent result out of the challenging Fenix kit, Milan!
    You tackled all challenges in a most effective manner.

  7. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    An attractive and very clean build Milan, it seems to be of museum quality.
    Despite all the slight challenges in this project, you have overcome them, great
    modeling Milan.

  8. Haven't seen one of these done in a very long time - you've gotten an excellent result from what sounds like it was a so-so kit.

  9. Witha all the difficulties you mentioned, you still pulled off a beautiful build Malin. The wing arrangement reminds me of the Beechctaft Staggerwing. Definitely a better view forward and up, but anything approaching from your upper 6 is blocked. I guess they were still trying any arrangement in thoes days.

  10. Despite all the difficulties, you churned out a great looking build (@milantesar).

  11. Excellent result on this unique aircraft, Milan @milantesar
    You tackled all those challenges well.

  12. Sounds like it would have got the better of me, well done for persevering and getting such a good result.

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