[WWI] Merlin kits
Stuart L. Malone
smalone at kc.rr.com
Thu Feb 15 18:58:23 EST 2007
Should have said DH5. All the parts look the proper thickness for
1/32nd scale. If you build it straight out of the box, as I did 20
years ago, it looks almost like one of those cartoon planes.
Fortunately, I have another one on the shelf. Damn thing has so much
lead up front (cowl, engine, prop) paired with the reverse stagger
top wing, and the kit barely sits on it's tail skid! The slightest
touch causes it to nose over. (I wonder if the real thing was just
as bad.....) When I build #2, I'll make sure to counterweight the tail.
Stuart L. Malone
On Feb 15, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Paul Thompson wrote:
> If you want to make a Rumpler for example just buy any german
> biplane and
> start carving.
> Bad example, Ray. I have the Merlin Rumpler C.III/IV kit. It is
> Easily in the same league as Pegasus for this example.
> OTOH, I have a 70% completed AEG G.IV that was one of the worst
> globs of plastic when I opened the box.
> <Okay, take a Merlin DH.10 (my favourite unbuilt kit) and carve
> away. Depend on temperature, phase of the moon, and blood alcohol
> level, you could get: 1.) A very poor DH.10 and 3 metric tonnes of
> toxic waste. 2.) An artichoke pizza with extra anchovies.or:
> 3.A small holiday home in the Algarve.Don't see the problem really.
> You win whatever way. Plus you get months of modelling 'goodness'.
> (Although remember Dennis's rule of thimb - if the number on the
> box/bag/dumper truck is less than 14, the kit is probably quite
> good - sorry if I'm mis-quoting, Dennis).Paul T.
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