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Friday, May 25, 2018

De Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth half scratch - 1/72nd scale

(This is the completed model post. For the step-by-step building article please go here:

Oh my.
 This half-scratch turned out to be more than half, and at least twice as much as I wanted to work.
Nevertheless, it is here now, even if it taxed quite a bit my little grey cells.
Thanks to all who contributed to make this model better, and special thanks to Mika Jernfors of Arctic Decals, always providing superb graphics for these exotic projects.
 OO-ENC was owned by Belgian pilot Guy Hansez and gained much notoriety due to some assiduous aerial meeting participation and some remarkable flights uniting France and Belgium with far places in Africa.
With its vertical stabilizer painted on silver and the  number 13 on it -and no wheel pants-, it was also seen participating in the Oases Meeting.
This airframe was originally G-ACDD, the machine owned by certain British prince that later on played a very sad role in world history.
So far, the story you can find in books and newspapers.
But it is known by some that Hansez was actually flying his compatriot Hercule Poirot, in secret missions designed to catch the baddies.



  1. chapeau!!... in addition, the photo with which you open the post seems as if it were an image taken at Shuttelworth a few days ago. Fantastic work... おめでとうございます!! ^ ^

  2. Absolutely amazing! Congrats!