Here's what I've been up to

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by GT5500, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. GT5500

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  2. Texman

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    Looks real good. Since I love small scale, these are particularly
    interesting to me. FG does make an excellent scale down model.

    Ray
  3. hpept

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    "great" models. Did you build more? Would love to see them...
  4. GT5500

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    No not yet, I have built another Piper Cub as a gift for someone, going to do a 'Bullet' next I think. But before that I am going to brave Nobi's Cromwell! that will take me a few months!. By the way Texman I didn't scale them down I got them from the 'worlds smallest air museum' on the FG site.
  5. GT5500

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    Added to the gallery now so you can view bigger pictures and see my shoddy workmanship :-D
  6. Texman

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    Ok, you built the business card models. Outstanding. Did you use
    regular print paper? As I build, I find that using a combination of
    paper weights works best. What did you use for rigging the GeeBee?
    Very well done.

    Ray
  7. GT5500

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    I printed them on 120gsm paper I didn't use a combination of paper I just used the same weight for all of it. The Gee Bee looks a little washed out because the yellow jet on the printer had got clogged. For the rigging I used a plastic sprue from a model kit and heated it with a lighter and then stretched it out into a fine thread.
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    I got inspired and did a quick build of the FG GeeBee today...
    Got a little lazy and didn't do the guy wires. Note the sophisticated modeling equipment!

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  9. GT5500

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    Wow that looks great, much neater then mine, but its not the same scale is it? mine one is less the an inch wingspan.
  10. Amazyah

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    Great job GT!
    I have great admiration for anyone who does models at such a reduced scale and your examples are no exception.
    I have made and scrapped three attempts at the Chilton DW in the parts bin and it looks three times bigger than your Gee Bee. I am 6'-2", 270lbs and needless to say, I have very large hands and fingers so building at this scale is quite a challenge for me.
    Keep up the good work, I would love to see more!
    Wonderful workmanship!
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    GT5500
    Yes, the scale of my GB is a bit larger. I printed the FG to fit on one page...wingspan is about 3 inches. It was a fun build.
  12. GT5500

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    Thanks for all your kind words everyone I am glad you liked them, Amazyah I know what you're saying about the small scale models. I just use a pair of tweezers and a lot of patience, the Gee Bee took me about 5 hours non stop!, the funny thing is that I actually have very unsteady hands (reason why I prefer card to plastic- always making a mess of the painting!).