I completed this scratchbuilt wood Fireball XL5 several years ago. Now that we have a wood forum and I have plenty of build pics, I thought I would make a build thread to show one of the ways I scratchbuild. I have refined my methods over the past few years, mainly under the influence of pics on the site for the Osaka Solid Model Club in Japan. On to the build. Here are pics of the completed project. The model is sitting on the launch cradle, which is glued to the rails. I like to build very sturdy wood models and encourage youngsters to handle them, which always comes as a surprise to them (they always hear Don't Touch!).