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Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by Mike Province, Sep 20, 2006.
Does anyone know of a paper model of the Spruce Goose?
The Rigby Paper Model Club
I haven't seen the "Spruce Goose". Is there the possibility that it is being mixed up with the " Empire Flying Boat" ? It does resemble the " Spruce Goose" and was designed by Rigby, for the Daily Express in 1938 !
Howard Hughes´ H-4 Hercules Boat Plane
There is currently no card model of the so called "Spruce Goose".
I have been looking at plans myself to see if it would be feasible to design a simple prototype model. I haven´t got around to it yet, though.
However, I refer you to last year´s discussions on the Fiddlersgreen Forums on this very topic - I think you might find many interesting links there:
It´s definately a worth while project.
All the best,
Howard Hughes´ H-4 'Hercules'
That´s interesting - I didn´t know that there ever was a card model of the H-4 Hercules. I wonder what it might have looked like?
Here is the link again to the very fine set of plans of the 'Spruce Goose' - they are good design material:
I scratch built a wood model of the Hercules ( Howard hated the Goose moniker, and it was made of birch composite, not spruce ), a process called duramold. I had my references for it out on my desk when I saw this string. Its not an exceptionally complex shape, just big ! The hardest part was mating the wings to the hull. I've always wanted to bulid an operational version with the nosedoors open and a tank coming out. Paper would make a great medium for such a model. I may try and see if I can put my cardstock where my mouth is an build a hull as a start. Whats a good scale ? 1:48 has a 6.6 ft wingspan !
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