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Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by EricGoedkoop, Aug 23, 2005.
I posted a few pics of my two latest in the gallery.
These two models are the subject of a step-by-step build thread I did over at The Aerodrome Forum. The server has been down since yesterday, but as soon as it's back I need to post the last few bits on propellor carving and some finished photos. I'll post a link here as soon as we're back in business.
Thanks Eric, looking forward to seeing the sequence.
What am I saying??!! I'll be shelving my Arizona and digging out the F2b if I see that!!
Whatever, thats my problem! These are lovely models, inspirational stuff.
Beautiful work and great photography...,
Eric...........great work again! Amazing detail and at 1/48 scale..........
I love the spoked wheels.
Gaaaaaaaawd, I hate you guys. I really enjoy WWI era aircraft, spending a fruitless struggle trying to build the Saulnier N.
I dont know how you guys do it.
BTW, fantastic job.
Great job on both aircrafts...i wonder that blade is come from wood or you make from paper?
very imress on your work and make me want to make WW1 aircraft again
Trial and error . . . . and error and error and error. I actually had a devil of a time figuring out how to string up these birds, especially since the rigging has to be functional to keep those long wing from drooping. I think I put the Pfalz together and took it apart again three times before I discovered the trick.
The propellors are paper - 11 layers of cardstock, laminated with CA and carved to shape. The rough shape is whittled out with an X-acto knife, then I finish with sandpaper and polish with a Dremel tool. I keep trying different ways of doing this because that much CA can get a little nasty, but nothing else seems to be able to saturate the card and also be strong enough to carve.