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De Havilland Chipmunk

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    August, 2014
De Havilland Chipmunk
Posted by Ozmac on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:19 PM

Not sure if this is a military plane or not. The DHC1 Chimunk was of course a military trainer, but as it doesn't have guns, I'm posting it here, because this part of the forum is too quiet. It's a 1/72 kit by Amodel.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:30 PM

I think that counts as military, but either way, nice job. How was the kit.

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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:45 PM
Nice, indeed! Glad it doesn't have the rivet pimples as the Airfix kit does.
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    August, 2014
Posted by Ozmac on Sunday, July 09, 2017 4:12 PM
How was the kit? Typical Amodel kit, in that the main components fitted together quite neatly but the smaller ones needed work. I like Amodel for the range of kits it offers, which suits my civilian-oriented tastes. The fact they are cheap also suits my budget, and I like the challenge of working on less-than-perfect kits that challenge your building skills.
  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 09, 2017 4:15 PM

Thanks. I have never built one of their kits, but there are a few i like the look of. And i like the look of that kit as it has the Army Air Corps option.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:31 AM

Many were sold surplus, so in civilian markings it would qualify as civil.  There was also a mod done to many- a non-factory bubble canopy that changed the look quite a bit.  The best example of that was the plane of airshow performer Art Scholl.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:29 PM

Don;

 It looks like he re-powered and changed the cowl too .

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:32 AM

Tanker - Builder

Don;

 It looks like he re-powered and changed the cowl too .

 

Yep, and added wheel pants.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:56 AM

Very nice Chippy :-)

When I started flying I did my first 8 odd hours in a Mk10 Chip, the best feel of aileron controll short of a Spitfire .

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:32 AM

Canadian built Chips had the bubble canopy as standard.

Brit built chips had the birdcage.

Designed in Canada FYI hence DHC-1

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-1_Chipmunk

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 5:17 AM

Your build is fantastic.  Great job you're doing.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

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