DH 89 Dragon Rapide, A33-1 RAAF.

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  • 1/72, de Havilland, de Havilland GB, DH 89, Dragon Rapide, RAAF
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  • Allan J Withers said 3 weeks, 4 days ago:

    1/72 Heller, started 10-2019. bought the SBS rigging this year !!

    11 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 3 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Hi Allan @kalamazoo!
    What a nice choice!
    I have the same one, and now, seeing your progress, just want to go and start it!
    Looks to be a nice-as-always-‘n’-sweet Heller kit. I love your work so far and the scratchbuilts you do to improve some lacking areas.
    Love the SBS rigging too! Are the wires flattened?
    Also, your chosen scheme will be the all silver one?
    Waiting eagerly to see your progress, I can sense it might urge me to start mine too!

  • Erik Gjørup said 3 weeks, 4 days ago:

    Great to see this old bird get the @kalamazoo treatment! I’m strapped in and really looking forward to see how the AM PE Wires will behave!

  • Allan J Withers said 3 weeks, 3 days ago:

    Thanks Spiros, isn’t all PE flat ? yes silver with yellow bands, urge – urge, ——–
    Thanks Erik, me too !!

  • Allan J Withers said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    A bit more work on the canopy frames.

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    Nice craftsmanship, Allan @kalamazoo! Blending and masking will produce a superb result.
    I am usually lazy, adding canopies at the end and handpaint them, color shade differences and resulting gaps definitely and annoyingly included.

  • Allan J Withers said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    Thank you Spiros.

  • Erik Gjørup said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    The Dh Australia assembly line is at full steam. . . Great with the continuous updates – keep ’em comin’ @kalamazoo

  • Allan J Withers said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    Thanks Erik, will do !!

  • Greg Kittinger said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    Oh man – I have toyed with doing the Dragon Rapide, but after rigging that Fi-167 I wanted to take a break from rigging. But now that I’m aware of that AM set, I may have to snag me one and get started!! Yours is looking great – nice extra work to bring it “up to speed.”

  • Allan J Withers said 1 week, 6 days ago:

    Thank you Greg, yes do so !!

  • George R Blair Jr said 1 week, 5 days ago:

    You are a mind-reader, Allan (@kalamazoo). Like the others, I was also thinking about doing this kit. I just got the SBS set of wires in the mail, too. You can be the pathfinder on this kit, and we can follow your lead.

  • Allan J Withers said 1 week, 4 days ago:

    Thanks George, maybe you’re the mind reader, I’ve had this kit since 1998 !!

  • Allan J Withers said 6 days, 23 hours ago:

    A little more done !!

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  • Spiros Pendedekas said 6 days, 14 hours ago:

    By all means, this is not a small plane!
    Great job, so far Allan @kalamazoo!

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