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Roden's DH 4 in the mailbox
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 03:11 AM UTC
yes my friend That was not what I´m expected during my drive home from work. So tonight I´ll going thru the box. What I´ve seen of it it´s looking sharp and detailed.
This will be a nice december project

Larsa
When everything is asleep in the garden I´ve started to build models again
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 10:59 AM UTC
Looks like Jolly Old St. Nickolas is delivering early this year! Congrats Lars. Lets see some of your magic on this little jewel! I look forward to your in the box assessment!
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 11:26 AM UTC
I am also looking forward to your assesment and build!
RAGIII
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007 - 03:32 AM UTC
It´s going to be a test build for the swedish distributor, so I´ve had to stay in the box as much as possible. pics will come

Larsa
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 12:58 AM UTC
First pics
The moulds is very fine and almost flashfree.Roden is coming out with better and better kits. The seat usually in the kit is just that thin I like it to be, so there is no need to replace it. You got three options to choise from, with too separate uppdecks. As I mentioned before this build is to figure out any flaws in this kit, so I´ll going easy with the details. That is a real good thing, when I´m feeling a bit rusty in this field.



Sporue "C" and "D" comes as doubble,so I just took one pics pof them.

The wings is very thin in the back, no bent or warp.



Just to showw you some details folks




Larsa
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 05:33 AM UTC
It looks terrific, Two types of radiators, three models of lower engine covers and four types of bombs ! I can't wait to have mine
WisconsinStephen
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 06:20 AM UTC
What are the decal options?
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 06:37 AM UTC
The options are
De Havilland DH4 N6000, No 5 (Naval) Sqn. RNAS, February 1918.
De Havilland DH4 N5997, No 2 (Naval) Sqn. RNAS, February 1918.
De Havilland DH4 A7422, No 57 Sqn. RFC , December 1917.


Larsa
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 10:37 AM UTC
She is a honey! I may have to do another British two seater or two. Wow!
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007 - 11:28 AM UTC
Looks great! I guess this is another one for my "Must Have" list!
RAGIII
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 04:58 AM UTC
I´m alread ordered a new one for me to

Larsa
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 06:19 AM UTC
The office is close to finished in the paint stage. Just the panel and instruments still to be done. After all paints dryed up it´s gluing time.



All for tonight boys
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hi!

You´re working fast, Mate!

Looking very good so far!

Maybe even I will have to have one of those?

Cheers!

Stefan E
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 08:41 AM UTC
OOPs
What did I see.
It´s nice, can you have yours finished of for Motala?

give Lena my regards
Larsa
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2007 - 08:19 AM UTC
Just ordered two directly form the Ukrain, which is very cheap cause I pay in dollars. It will look very nice next to my recent build aurora one.

Cheers, Nico
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2007 - 11:39 PM UTC
Time for update my friends
As the normal Roden, there is allt of dry fitting on this kits.Nothing big to report, just test every bit before gluing it to place.
The pics






There are some tiny sinkmarks on the outside of the fuselage,this is filled in, and to increase the strenght of the fuselge small bits of plastic rods was installed in the blindspots of the inside.


Cheers

Larsa
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 01:54 AM UTC
Thanks for the update lars. Looking at the petroltank I can imagine why it was called "The Inflammable Coffin"

Cheers, nico
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 10:14 PM UTC
Why all the putty on the fuselage side????
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 10:19 PM UTC
I'll hazard a guess and say that our man Lars is doing a bit of wrinkled fabric effect like RAGIII did on his Roden SE5a?
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 12:47 AM UTC
Hi folks
Dear Stephen
I must say I´ve missed that one. Wrinkles, yes I done that before on the DH-2
Perhaps


Larsa
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 08:05 AM UTC
Hi Ross
The putty on the outside of the fuselage, because the where alot of sinkmarks caused from the ribs on the inside. The plastic was not cold enough, so the plastic sunk in where the ribs are on the inside. I don´t wanna see them on the finished model, so I´ll filled/sanded them flat.
On pictures of the DH 4, you can see tiny lines of rivets on the outside. I havent desided yet if I´ll going to fix them or not...

I´ll going to have to hold the horses on this one, just to deliver a nice build out of box to the Swedish distributor.

Larsa
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 06:38 PM UTC

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Hi Ross
The putty on the outside of the fuselage, because the where alot of sinkmarks caused from the ribs on the inside. The plastic was not cold enough, so the plastic sunk in where the ribs are on the inside. I don´t wanna see them on the finished model, so I´ll filled/sanded them flat.
On pictures of the DH 4, you can see tiny lines of rivets on the outside. I havent desided yet if I´ll going to fix them or not...

I´ll going to have to hold the horses on this one, just to deliver a nice build out of box to the Swedish distributor.

Larsa



Ok I can see the sinkholes in the sprue shots you posted earlier. Hmmm Can be fixed as you have done. Shame they are there though.
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 04:08 AM UTC
I have been playing with a new filler lately that eliminates the need for sanding. In discussion with others I have found that indeed,there is nothing new under the sun,so I wont say I "discovered" this new product,as someone probably is quite aware of it already.
I have been using DAP tub and tile caulking with great success lately. It is white,and water soluble before curing. All I do is apply with a microbrush,and by the time Im finished that ,its time to use a wet q-tip to remove the excess with gentle scrubbing action. I have so far used it on the side sponsons for a MK IV male tank,as well as Eduards Albatros,and I am so far satisfied. It dries matt finish too,and accepts paint well.
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 - 06:14 AM UTC
Hi Jim
Congrat to the Hockeygold. I mean the juniorVM.
The tips about filler is a good one. The filler I use i almost the same as Mr surfacer 500, often uses nail polish remover to clean up after, just to minimize the sanding. On this case I´ll had to have the fuselage level, so I had to sand. The filler I use here is very easy to sand of with water and get a nice result.

The work on Dh:4 is on tomorrow again. After all these holidays I´ve have some days of, so updates are comming up.
Later dudes

Larsa( We took silver in the Hockey)
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 10:11 AM UTC
Hi folks
will send in some pics tomorrow, Had four hour session on this bird today and it´s now to late for photo´s.

Larsa