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1:20 Scale completely scratch built Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
1:20 Scale completely scratch built Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:04 AM

Hi Every one

I have been going through my scratchbuilt model builds recently trying to replace photos on posts here and there because of all the hassle I have had from PhotoBucket (I'm sure most of you have as well!). ....and I thought that I would show you my scratch built SE5a I built a few years back!

So.....I built it in 1:20 scale...and it took me about 9 months to complete and was made from balsa,ex Christmas cards,paper,plastic card,tissue,coca cola cans,wire,food packaging,Bulgarian Yogurt pots and any thing else I found useful in the kitchen waste bin!!!!...................no aftermarket accessories were used...I hate them!!!

I have put the photos into sections......please don't think I am pretentious. :blush: ..ok...you can if you want!! :rolleyes:

This first photo is of the real thing and this is what I wanted my model to look like..................

 

 

.........and here's my SE5a.

 

 

Section 1....over all photos taken in my back yard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:09 AM

Section 2 The Cockpit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foz
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    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:14 AM

Section 3. The Hispano Suiza Engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foz
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    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:18 AM

Here are some overall detail photos.....

Section 4. Overall detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:21 AM

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 02, 2017 9:26 AM

...and finally here are 3 silly flying pics...minus the pilot and stationary prop...oh and a few of my fingers!!!! :lol:

 

 

 

 

Well thats it....you will be pleased to hear that there are no more photos!

 

Thanks a lot for showing an interest

 

Happy Scratch building!

 

Fozzy

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 02, 2017 5:02 PM

In order for me to "Even" approch your level.... I would have to buy one from someone... and lie and say I built it !

Awsome work !

Just how long is the wingspan?

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, December 02, 2017 5:17 PM

I've slithered away in shame so many times lately viewing breathtaking handiwork of a Scratch Building God that my belly is bleeding. Am way too old to take on scratching, must be content with competently building other folk's model kits. I truly say that with tears in eyes every time I see a from scratch effort - congradulations! 

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, December 03, 2017 3:49 AM

Thanks!

 

The Wing span is aprox 40cm

 

Fozzy

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:06 AM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, December 03, 2017 2:08 PM

Beautifully done.  Impressive 16" wingspan build!!Bow DownBow Down

I could spend a lifetime trying to do something like that with the best materials in the world and end up with something that would only be worthy of going where you got your materials.

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:52 AM

My goodness, that is simply awesome! You are very talented sir!Toast

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:48 AM

Well Now !

 There is a bit of talent there isn't there ? Now really , how did you do this . One major part at a time i/e top wing , port wing etc.

 Also , where or how did you obtain that Hisso engine , is that from a car model ?

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 2:32 PM

Tanker - Builder

Well Now !

 There is a bit of talent there isn't there ? Now really , how did you do this . One major part at a time i/e top wing , port wing etc.

 Also , where or how did you obtain that Hisso engine , is that from a car model ?

 

Thanks for your input!......I built the fuselage first ,followed by the top and bottom wings...the detail you see...ie the Hispano engine was completly scratch built...the engine block is Balsa wood and all the rest is scraps of plastic and wire......same as the cockpit.

Here is a link to my Facebook page where there are a few photos of the engine build...............

 

https://www.facebook.com/martinfostersscratchbuiltmodels/

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:30 AM

Mind- boggling.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    February, 2011
Posted by knox on Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:13 PM

I have lost 5 lbs so far, because I still cant get my jaw off of the floor. Unbelievable work.  Thank you for sharing with us. 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:20 PM

WOW Fozzy are you sure your not trying to promote the new Matt Damon movie "Downsizing"? or reliving the past with " Honey I shrunk the kids!",  that is something else. Very nice indeed.

we're modelers it's what we do

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:04 PM

Thanks for all your comments lads!Smile

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