1/48 deHavilland Dh50j Qantas Livery Paper Model
16 DH50 -A and -J models were produced under license in Australia, where the aircraft’s robustness and load-carrying capacity made it popular. The -J model was powered by a 385-hp Jaguar air-cooled radial engine.
Lad-N-Dad’s model depicts a DH50j operated by Qantas. Wearing the civil registration VH-ULG and named “Hippomenes”, the paper model builds this aircraft in landplane configuration, and features an optional furnished passenger compartment. A separate Lad-N-Dad paper model is available of a DH50a floatplane of the RAAF.
Paper Model Details 96 parts with two pages of construction diagrams; tip sheets. Cockpit insert with seat and instrument panel. Individual cylinders on 3d engine. Fuselage uses bulkheads and butt-strap joining strips; wings use airfoil-shaped bulkheads for contour. Wire templates, box-disk wheels, and layered prop. Degree of difficulty: 3/5. If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Text by Bart Wheeler
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