free downloadable planes

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by GEEDUBBYA, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. GEEDUBBYA

    GEEDUBBYA Active Member

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    Howdy Guys,

    I came across these while surfing, they are unique in the way they are constructed in my opinion. I have never seen any put together quite like this. The Planes include:De Havilland Vampire F1, Aeritalia G91Y, Kawasaki Ki 45 and many others all for free.
    The website is:

    http://xoomer.virgilio.it/nmndem/indexb.html

    have a good day,

    Greg aka GW
  2. jleslie48

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    neat stuff. I took a look at the meteor. split fuselage, neat idea.
  3. Darwin

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    STRUCTOSPEED LIVES!!!!!!
  4. GEEDUBBYA

    GEEDUBBYA Active Member

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    Howdy Darwin,

    ok ya lost me, what do you mean "STRUCTOSPEED LIVES"?????????





    have a good evening,

    Greg aka GW
  5. Darwin

    Darwin Member

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    GW, missed your response to my comment. You had to be around in the 50's to have full understanding....Structospeed was a balsa model kit line that was constructed very similarly to our paper models. Print the FG Cub on balsa sheet and you have a Structospeed kit. They were real allowance-killers!
  6. Willja67

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    I've seen this site posted before in the internet finds and nobody said anything about it then. Guess that doesn't necessarily mean anything though.
  7. Darwin

    Darwin Member

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    this is likely another discussion in the order of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. None of the models posted are (at least at present) "commercial" in respect to having to pay for them, so I don't think the site would be classed as a pirate site. However, at least at first glance, it looks as if the files are direct download and not links to the copyright holder's download, and I didn't see any credits given to the original designer...hence, my suspicion it is "unauthorized," and lies more in the realm of ethics than legality. In any event, I leave it to the model designers to voice displeasure regarding this one.
  8. Maurice

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    Hi folks

    I've known of this site for a few years now but I've never seen any of the designs on any other place. They are a very distinct style and I've always thought they were his own.

    Maurice
  9. 46rob

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    Good ol' Structospeed models......I must have bought a thousand of them as a kid. Cheapest ones cost a dime, plus another for a tube of that Comet Wood glue. Left a nickel out of my allowance for a bit of sweets. they olso came in larger sizes, 25 and fifty cent models. If they made any larger--I wouldn't know--they'd have been out of my price range. Eventually graduated to the Comet stick and tissue kits. Seeing a sheet of balsa, printed in blue still brings back a rush of nostalgia. Here's a link to some of thieir old nickel kit plans:
    http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~idesign/special/comet5.html

    Might be a good start for someone wanting to design their own first card model.
  10. possm_23

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    I'm lost........:razz: :razz:
  11. lakedweller

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    Thanks for the "nickel" link

    Hey Rob....thanks much for the link to the "Nickel" plan site.....I spent most of the afternoon just browsing everything there....it was like I was walking down the aisle of the "Five and Dime" store in the 40's....brings back fond memories.....always thought the models cost a lot in those day....yes it's all changed but not the love for models....paper or balsa....thanks again
  12. 46rob

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    Ya had to be there at the time. Comet kits were the bargain basement of model building. Cheap and plentiful. Nearly every dime store sold them.
  13. FredZ KSAC

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    Old time balsa kits........

    Hi Rob and all...I grew up about 5 miles from the Paul K Guillow factory in Lynnfield, MA [Factory :) more like a collection of one story wooden garages.] I think I built all of the low cost [really low cost] models they offered. Great fun!! BTW, did you ever build the Monogram Speedibuilt kits?? Isin't nostalga fun??
    Later,
    Fred Z