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