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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 02:21 AM UTC
New from master modeller Douglas Craner comes a range of beautifully hand-carved wooden propellers.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 02:59 AM UTC
Nice bit of work. Looks like he sent 2 propellers 1 for the Fokker Dr.I (Oberursel rotary) and 1 for the Fokker D.VII (Mercedes inline)
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 10:58 AM UTC
Hi Stephen

Nice work indeed! It may seem like sacrilege, but with the review safely done, I've gently sanded the blank prop to get a real feel for what's under the shellac! The subtlety and fidelity of the contours Doug has carved is simply amazing.

Perhaps slightly off-topic for the Early Aviation forum, but I've suggested to Doug that he look at producing some WW2 prop blades too, because some mainstream kit versions are just plain hopeless!...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 08:20 PM UTC
They are simply stunning
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 09:19 AM UTC
Hi again

Doug has just sent through a photo of his first foray into Allied territory - a British Lang Sopwith type produced specially for a client's Pup or Triplane:



With the WNW Tripehound just out, I think Doug could find himself busy carving more of these!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 08:55 AM UTC
Hi again

I received an e-mail from Doug today with photos of his latest project - Heine pushers for Wingnut Wings' Gotha:





Doug stresses that these are very much "work in progress" shots - there are still several coats of varnish needed before it can be called "finished".

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:43 AM UTC
Hi again

An added incentive to clear the decks as soon as I can and get back to my Fokker D.VII arrived today in the shape of a beautiful hand-carved Niendorf prop from Doug!



All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 01:20 AM UTC
Oh, that looks seriously tasty!

Thanks for posting Rowan!

Mikael