Xv-1

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    It's the first time i start a thread on building a model, but there is a first time for everything in life..
    In my never ending quest for "The right stuff", X-planes, Prototypes and dead-end developments I found Roman (aka Kampfflieger) Vasyliev's McDonnell XV-1 convertiplane.
    It' s only 2 sheets of parts, and 2 of information
    I like the way Kampfflieger let you decide how to build it, there are no 'tabs' and the detailing is very nice

    Cheers, Billy

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  2. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    I' ve printed the model on metallic card stock, as the original plane
    Starting with the interieur of the cockpit..
    The big pink thing on the left in my own thumb..

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  3. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Buckle up.... it has even safetybelts

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  4. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    The first part of the fuselage, it has an in and an out-side, the "glass" is inbetween..

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  5. OldSalt

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    Wow! You have my respect for attempting one with so much "glass". The thumb looks very realistic too - are you sure it was made of paper??? LOL
  6. Stev0

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    Metallic paper was a great choice. I think this is gonna be a good build *claps*.
  7. kampfflieger

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    Well done, Billy!

    Waiting for finished model!
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Excellent start, Billy! That metallic skin looks great!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Looks good, good luck on the glass, looking great so far!
  10. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Thank you all for the support, Specialy from Roman, I'm a big fan of your work and your choice of strange aircraft. Specialy those German x-planes; there are some strange birds developed in those days

    For the next parts I used a special glue that turnes transprant after a while..
    bit difficult , because it takes an hour to dry..

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  11. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    Look Mama, no tabs!

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  12. rickstef

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    HOLY %*()#%

    that is totally awesome Billy

    Great job

    Rick
  13. OldSalt

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    Wow! What is that glue????
  14. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    It's called Model Master Clear parts cement & window maker, Made by Testor Corp ,it is American www.testor.com
    I bought it at my local modelshop here in Rotterdam
    (which is quite big actually)
    Cheers, Billy
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    Great to have no tabs!

    Sorry, Billy, I didn't catch - where did you get the "glass" from?
  16. Billy Leliveld

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    The "glass" I cut from transparent sheet, Normaly you use them for "overhead" sheets, but the nice thing about them that you can print on it, with an normal inkjet-printer
    Should be available from an office surplies or printshop
    Cheers, Billy
  17. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    Got it, thanks!
  18. Zathros

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    What a beauty. Your subject matter is also nice. I agree the thumb is most impressive also, lifelike.
  19. Billy Leliveld

    Billy Leliveld Member

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    :grin: This one is bigger than life...
  20. Billy Leliveld

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    The front is finished, now working on the fuselage..

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