de Havilland DH104 Dove
a 1/72 kit from Amodel built as a Cimber Air version
With Klavs building the Heron of Cimber Air, I will give a contemporary that also flew at Stauning a try. Cimber Air flew with both the Heron and The Dove out of Stauning, and the Dove OY-DHZ has since returned to Stauning, albeit now on the Museum. Also at Stauning is the former parachute Dove OY-BHZ in private hands, having suffered from being stored outdoors for a lot of years. Finally parts from a third Dove is spread all over Denmark, one propeller being with the skydivers at Vamdrup, wings was seen at Stauning in 2006, and I have the main wheels in my barn!
Well – on to the kit. Amodel has issued their DH.104 in different forms, and it is kit no 72294 that will be used for this build.
The instructions are standard Amodel, and it is boxed with a picture of a Martin’s Air Charter version on the box, one of 3 choices in the box.
Typical short-run sprues.
The surface detail is OK, the wheelwell a bit shallow.
The fuselage seems OK
Even though it is just a bit rough, and the inside is just machined.
The single tree that contains all the rest is relatively nice
With a hint of flash here and there
A well detailed PE fret is included
Even including wipers!
The only marking that is likely to be used is for the instruments
The others are just paint and regs for the three planes in the paintinstructions
Finally there is one clear tree
Oh dear – some strange residue has ruined a few, but as far as I can see the cockpit and all-important roof is OK.
now, it may take some time before I find the time to continue this build, but I shall do mu best to keep up – stay tuned