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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Parnall Pixie -Lympne trials - Scratchbuilt 1/72 nd scale

The little Pixie can now fly to its mythical kingdom.
The step-by-step building article is here:
This was a lot of fun, and a lot of learning too.
Light planes have some representation in the modeling world, but are not massively favored. I hope that the contemplation of this project (together with the De Havilland D.H.53) will entice more modelers to give them a go and bring up the level and quantity of these cute civil little imps.
Once again I have to thank Mika Jernfors of Arctic Decals for the making of the necessary marks.
My gratitude also to Matías Hagen, since I adapted one of his exquisite resin engines for this model.

Shown with its companion (built in parallel), the De Havilland D.H.53, to give a sense of comparative size:
The Pixie II had a much shorter span than the original Pixie, being entered into the race event:
The green cowl is a conjectural interpretation of the grey on photyos, but the green was being used by Parnall in other planes:

Three Lympne participants. In the middle the Gnosspelius Gull that I scratchbuilt long ago:

Very often when I go out to take the photos of the model, other birds come to say hi: