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de Havilland DH10
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 09:18 AM UTC
Aurora released their big de Havilland DH10 Amiens IIIA model in 1958 as the “De Haviland DH-10,” kit 124. We review it in 2013!





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tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:05 AM UTC
Thank you for the review are you going to do a build review?
54% rating is generous,love those figures i did not know that Japan flew these AC! LOL
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 09:13 AM UTC

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54% rating is generous


Hi Richard; yeah, rating something always vexes me. I decided a long time ago to start everything at 50% just for trying, then add or subtract. I even made up a spreadsheet:

ACCURACY
Molding
FIT
EASE OF ASSEMBLY
DECALS--thinness, register, color, selection, (application)
CLEAR--clear, distortion, brittle, casting
EXTRAS--versions, supplies, stores
DETAILED INTERIORS
DETAILS SURFACE
PRICE
COMPLEXITY

Not rocket science but it makes me happy.
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:35 AM UTC
Hi Fred
I like the spread sheet idea and will try somthing like this in my review that I am about to do.
FYI I am still reading the 9th Light Infantry for review!
CaptnTommy
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 04:28 AM UTC
The DH-10 was built in the vast depths of the void of data. Aurora pulled together the best they knew, which were the old drawings from Model Airplane News,(Nye and Wylem)(I may have the spelling wrong) which drew mostly from photos or very old drawings from Flight or Aeroplane magazines (British).

If you are going to do a review of a 1950s kit, review it in that context:
1. Does it LOOK like the airplane it says it is?
2. does it match drawings of that era (earlier to 191950s 1960s)
3. How does it match up to drawings now.
4. can you take the basic kit and improve it without a major rebuilt (not "based on").

I have this kit and it is not a bad kit. By my evaluation
1. Yes
2. Good I used the Flight drawings from January 3, 1919
3. Shape good, details rough or missing.
4. It can be improved especially the cockpit, and wing trailing edge.

Captn Tommy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM UTC
I updated this review with more kit history.
CaptnTommy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 08:11 AM UTC
Excellent review BTW Fred....

Windsock Datafile 38 is on the DH-10 has an excellent drawing photos etc. It is still in stock at Albatros Publications.

I personally am looking at mine as a potential What If. Or "Luft 19", (think "Luft 46") in 1919.

Captn Tommy