DeHavilland DH-98 Dragon Rapide

Boris

Active Member
Hello all
Finally I got to opening of this model

Publisher: Schreiber Bogen
Kit #610
Author: Pawel Mistewicz
Scale: 1:24
Parts: about 209
Difficulty: difficult - 3 in scale of 0-3
Length: 430 mm
Wingspan: 620 mm
Height: 160 mm
Instructions: In German and in English
Instructions pages: 5
Parts pages: 6 double paged and 3 cardboard pages.
Format: Larger than A4, 220x310mm, probably C4

I bought thus model about 4 years ago from fellow modeller for a pretty reasonable price.
The model was vacuum wrapped in in thin thermal plastic wrap.
Interestingly, the pages are double paged, but unconnected.
There is a textual reference about the plane in German and English.
Then there is a textual construction guide with pictures embedded in text.
Also there is additional textual guide in English on the back of the page 6. Need to scan and print these.
Wing surfaces are metallized. Fuselage parts are in white bottom and deep blue top with brown line between them expanding to the nose.
In all, the print looks good.
There is no weathering, no smoke and oil stains. Just very clean. The finish is matte with slight gloss.
This model has full interior. The tail can be made with moving control surfaces.
The formers are of skeleton type but it is not a full skeleton.
Cut lines are thin.

What I liked is the writing in red that marks the number of the part that should be glued above this mark.
Also there is a nice feature where the fold lines are marked with stroked lines outside of the part, so these lines can be creased inside the part without damaging the paint job.

Things that I didn't like
The rear wheel is over simplified. Will need to think what I want to do with this.

First impression is quite nice. I'll see how it rolls off.
Wish me luck
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