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Offline ysi_maniac

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DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:16:10 AM »
What title says is what mentions Derek Wood in his book Projects cancelled (page 102)



A very long time ago I got a bag of DDR plastic junk with pieces from HS Trident and Boeing 727 both 1/100. No brand mentioned but I think many of you know this models.

None of aircraft was complete, but for me a good starting point for nice projects.

I recently found above image while googling and decided to begin this project.

Feel free to comment details of this design based in a very controversial aircraft. ;) :thumbsup:

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 09:19:46 AM »
Tail fin already deleted and nose balanced with ballast. Vertical panels are intended to avoid void effect when you look through the windows.



Central engine is done with fuselage of a MiG-21 1/100 from the same DDR manufacturer.



Horizontal plane from 727 (in the left in pic) will serve to build tail fin.

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 09:23:07 AM »



Wings are 727's. 8)







« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 09:25:23 AM by ysi_maniac »

Offline finsrin

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 09:27:46 AM »
All good choices. :smiley:
1/100 Mig-21 - nifty re-purpose.
Do like.  Please continue.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 10:04:36 AM by finsrin »

Offline elmayerle

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 12:32:32 PM »
Beautiful!!  Looks so right!

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 06:34:10 PM »
Beautiful!!  Looks so right!

Wot 'e said!

Bet it will seem like the kit was made like that once it's all under paint.

Brian da Basher

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 06:36:44 PM »
Thanks a lot, my friends. :icon_alabanza:

Offline Tophe

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 12:49:01 AM »
Great mix! Inventive and nice! :-*

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 01:50:13 AM »
Looking good
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Offline Robomog

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 02:43:32 AM »
I'm liking this, have you decided the livery/colours yet ?

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 11:17:39 AM »
This is cool. Always happy to see DH whifs!
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Offline ericr

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 03:56:06 AM »
great project
great reuse of these DDR kits  ;)

Offline apophenia

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 07:39:56 AM »
Great stuff! And thanks for including the Project Cancelled image  :smiley:
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 09:12:16 PM »
Nice build  :smiley:  It has very pretty lines. Looking forward to seeing it in colors.
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Offline pigflyer

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Re: DH121 with tail plane below center engine
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 01:52:05 AM »
Brilliant build, looking forward to the finish.  Clever stuff.
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