AFM10YGB- Airfix DH4 pt. 1

Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

June 11th, 2018, 11:56 am #1

Airfix DH-4.jpg I was looking through my Airfix stash looking for something suitable for this GB and I came across this little gem. I can't believe in all my years that I've never built this kit, it looks to be pretty nice. I started by taking steel wool to the wings to remove the heavy detail and texture.  You can see the difference between the left and right sides in the photo below.  Steel wool works great for this as it doesn't just take material off the top, it conforms to the contours and removes everything equally.
DH4 wing.jpg

I've started working on the cockpits and I'll probably just add some basic framing, floors, etc.

-Dan
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Joined: March 30th, 2008, 7:09 pm

June 11th, 2018, 12:46 pm #2

Cool tip for steel wool!
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Joined: November 19th, 2009, 8:27 am

June 12th, 2018, 8:45 am #3

Hello Dan, this is very interesting as I have also never built this kit so I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on. Keep up the good work. Tally Ho JB
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Joined: August 20th, 2010, 11:34 am

June 13th, 2018, 9:58 pm #4

Great Dan. .  I look forward to your build of this one - especially your idea of "just adding some basic framing, floors, etc" It will be a miniature masterpiece, I'm sure!
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Joined: June 13th, 2010, 2:35 am

June 14th, 2018, 12:31 am #5

Good luck Dan.
Greetings from Brazil.
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Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 16th, 2018, 12:49 am #6

Question? What grade of steel wool? 4/O?
Adios, Larry.
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

June 16th, 2018, 1:12 pm #7

gcarter17 wrote: Great Dan. .  I look forward to your build of this one - especially your idea of "just adding some basic framing, floors, etc" It will be a miniature masterpiece, I'm sure!
I did get a little carried away.
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 2:03 pm

June 16th, 2018, 1:15 pm #8

CSMO wrote: Question? What grade of steel wool? 4/O?
Adios, Larry.
I started out with 4/0 but it was taking too long so I switched to some really course stuff and then finished up with the 4/0.
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Joined: June 11th, 2011, 9:54 pm

June 16th, 2018, 1:59 pm #9

Thanks. I did similar as an experiment on an Airfix Pup with some used Scotchbrite pad stolen from the kitchen sink. That worked pretty well.

Adios, Larry.


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