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DH-5 Completed! Fokker Fodder for Laurent

December 1 2011 at 10:10 PM
Dan Smith  (no login)
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I just got the Libramodels Staggerwing completed. I added all the control surface rigging, pulleys, gas tank cover, pito tube, painted the fuselage roundals and stuck on a windshield. You can see from the bottom shot the reason I painted the rest of the markings on! I really mucked those decals up.

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A really enjoyable build and a really nice model. A special thanks to Tim for sending me the kit. Thanks to Claus for sending me another DH-5! Typical of this forum, I only wished for some cool aiplanes and I had two unsolicited copies sent to me within 2 weeks. Thanks awfully, Chaps!

Guess what's next, William?

Thanks for looking. What a great group build this has been.

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(Login Bobton03)
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Excellent work!!!

December 2 2011, 5:01 AM 

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This plane is too cool to be shot down!

December 2 2011, 12:10 PM 

Very subtle job Dan. I'm impressed that you can build at light speed a vac kit!?
With a great result... Top notch!

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Ted Preston
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Another Hit!

December 2 2011, 2:30 PM 

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Matt Collins
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That's a nice one, Dan

December 2 2011, 5:40 PM 

I have not said much lately, but I have been keeping a watch on your builds, and you have been doing some great work.



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December 2 2011, 9:59 PM 

Very impressive work Dan! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the AEG...

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Im not anonymous!

December 2 2011, 10:05 PM 

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(Login Greg7AC)
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Very good.....but not slimly enought.

December 3 2011, 9:22 PM 

I'm not complaining about the build, it's an excellent build. The one impression that has stayed with me about these rotary powered aircraft fly is just how MUCH slime they kick out. That’s WHY the cowl has the large cutout on the bottom, and a glossy and STICKY trail heads from the cowl and reaches the tail. It’s the one place yon can’t weather to much, the underbody of any rotary powered plane. Go ahead, go wild, it forms glossly little rivers of amber stuck to the bottom and filling any nook it can touch.

Greg in OK

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Claus Dam
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December 4 2011, 6:37 AM 

Darn nice job as usual, Dan! No serial? I think I have a British serial sheet somewhere, if you need a few numbers.

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Dan Smith
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December 4 2011, 8:48 AM 

Hi Claus,

You always catch those things...prop logos and serial numbers! You are quite correct. I was going to try my hand at making some with a laser printer on white decal film but work had gotten in the way...

I'll scare some up before it sits on a contest table.

Thanks for the words and the other DH-5! Funny thing...I can't wait to start that one too...

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Claus Dam
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December 4 2011, 11:31 AM 

Keep the other one for a rainy day - or for someone who sees your DH on a contest table and asks how to get one. Would much rather like to see you tackle the AEG or the Staaken. With three weeks to go in this GB I'm sure you would be able to finish either. Or both? happy.gif

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Stuart Milliken
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Great build, Dan!

December 4 2011, 5:18 PM 

I love both your style and your choice of subjects. The DH-5 really makes the Cool-O-Meter ping.


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William De Coster
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Astonishing work Dan - AGAIN !

December 5 2011, 2:57 PM 

Holy macaroni - that turned out very great !

Hard to believe (for me) this is a vac - it looks so refined, and these wings are much thinner then on my Merlin kit

Very interesting subject to add to the shelves

... and yes Dan, I'm looking forward to your big Fokker now - make it our Christmas present happy.gif !

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Victor Scheuerman
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Another 'home run' Dan......

December 6 2011, 7:52 AM 

I think I have run out of superlatives for your work sad.gif

Great as always!

Cheers, Vic

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Tim Mixon
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December 6 2011, 11:28 AM 

Great work Dan! I want one on my shelf! I am currently bogged down with a remodel (BATHROOM) project. Hope to have the Rolands finished this month.

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Allan Buttrick
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With that much wing devoted to aileron......

December 11 2011, 5:18 PM 

I would think this thing could snap around faster than anything.
Amazing work on this Dan.


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Dan Smith
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Thanks, Allan...

December 11 2011, 7:23 PM 

I plan on spending more time over in the AF playground soon. After this one is done, Pacific is calling! My trouble is that I think 1/72nd is my favorite and now that these vacs were discovered...well, I'm screwed.

Talk to you soon! Great work on the P-40 by the way. Good way to remember the 70th. Not much even in the newspapers out this way. Kind of a shame.

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