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Offline Tophe

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Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:32:26 am »
I know I still have 2 unfinished models, but the workbench room is cold (it is winter in my hemisphere), and I am staying in the warm part of the house, sorry.
Anyway, I went to the post office to get the present my brother offered me for Christmas and my birthday (thanks bro!): Dornier Schneider Racer 1929 (Unicraft 1/72 see http://www.unicraft.biz/germ/do-racer/do-racer.htm ).
I opened the box and I like it. My what-if project (as “never built scale 1” is not enough for my crazy mind) could be:
-   Having no engine/propeller but a nicely shaped pod
-   Having the wing just upon the floats-booms (as there is no propeller distance above the water to keep for a water glider)
-   Having short wings as I lack room
-   Having a P-51D canopy (the 2nd in my Heller Mustang kit used recently)
In 1939, the Schneider speed races were over, but the Schneider beauty contest was going on for water-gliders.
First, the available parts:
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 10:06:36 am »
Cor, they're some big 'ole floats on that!  :o

I didn't know anyone did a kit of the Dornier, but of course if anyone did it be Unicraft.  :banghead:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 10:08:14 pm »
This is the 30th model I build from Unicraft. This is always a challenge, but succeeding provides satisfaction (according to my point of view). ;D
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:36:36 am »
This is the 30th model I build from Unicraft. This is always a challenge, but succeeding provides satisfaction (according to my point of view). ;D

Tophe wins the understatement of the year award and it's only mid January  ;D

Seriously though the parts don't look to bad for Unicraft. I'll be interested to see how this goes.

I know I still have 2 unfinished models, but the workbench room is cold (it is winter in my hemisphere), and I am staying in the warm part of the house, sorry.


Don't blame you at all Tophe, eminently sensible sir  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 11:59:22 pm »
Thanks for the jokes ;D
Here are the parts of the kit that I am going to use:
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 07:28:44 am »
With a few sun rays warming the house, and tooled with very fast glue, I started to build:
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 12:46:46 am »
I have put the first putty, in a few seconds before going back to the warm place. ;)
Sanding (together with the one for Mustangs) will be longer, colder, later... :-\
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Re: Dornier Schneider Glider 1939
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 12:25:19 am »
Then putty on the (shortened) wing and on top of the pod (a big amount there to replace the spinners by clean nose and rear):
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