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COMPLETE SCRATCHBUILT 1:30 SCALE WESTLAND LYSANDER

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
COMPLETE SCRATCHBUILT 1:30 SCALE WESTLAND LYSANDER
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:48 AM

Hi everyone

Foz here.a bit of a newbie here.

I live in the backwater part of S.E Bulgaria where I only know of one model shop in the entire country and that is in the Capitol ,Sofia,which is about a 4 hour drive from where I live.This then forced me to Scratch build all my models if I wanted to carry on with this hobby.I brought a handfull of kits with me from my home country(UK) and occasionally on trips back home I bring small kits out here.

I have now found that I get much more satisfaction out of scratch building than I ever did with kit building.

I want to show you my Westland Lysander that I scratch built late last year.The materials I used to build this are as follows

1. Balsa Wood

2.Old Birthday /xmas cards

3.Scraps of plastic sheets

4.Tissue Paper

5.Pieces of different size wire I ripped out the back of an old TV

6.Bits of old packaging

In fact I raided the wifes kitchen bin to see if there was any thing usefull to use in there!!Wink

I know it sounds crazy but if you live in a place like this...then improvisation is the key word.

This project took me about 5 months to complete.....a few tears on the way but I think I got there in the end and I am very happy with the end result

For those of you who are intersted you can see how I put this Lysander together in "How I Scratch Build" on my Web site below.

I would appreciate any comments .....good or bad

I'll post some Pictures after I have made a cup of tea........yes....you can get tea hereBig Smile

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:15 AM

First of all here are some photos of the complete model...............

 

 

 

 

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    March, 2010
  • From: New Zealand
Posted by Scorpiomikey on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:21 AM

Wow, thats amazing. Just wow.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:28 AM

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:39 AM

Scorpiomikey

Wow, thats amazing. Just wow.

 

Thanks mate..............

Here are some detail shots....................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK guys thats it...Thankyou very much for taking the time and looking in......Yes

Cheers

Foz

 

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

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    September, 2007
  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:15 AM

heh Author, er Fonzarelli... I mean the Foz!

Idea 'Like a diamond bullet shot through my forehead I thought... the genius... the genius'

^^ I like movie quotes.

Anyhow here is a idea for your excellent scratch built models. Museums prefer original models, that is scratch built larger scales. Most are 1/15 scale yet your work in 1/30 scale would impress museum goers and staff alike. This way more people can appreciate your dedication to scale modeling & excellent work.

2 cents Just a thought, I am sure you have considered this idea.

Jason

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Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:37 AM

SuppressionFire

heh Author, er Fonzarelli... I mean the Foz!

Idea 'Like a diamond bullet shot through my forehead I thought... the genius... the genius'

^^ I like movie quotes.

Anyhow here is a idea for your excellent scratch built models. Museums prefer original models, that is scratch built larger scales. Most are 1/15 scale yet your work in 1/30 scale would impress museum goers and staff alike. This way more people can appreciate your dedication to scale modeling & excellent work.

2 cents Just a thought, I am sure you have considered this idea.

Jason

Hi Jason

Thanks for your input....yes I have already thought of museums but its a case of transfering them back to the UK because the Museums don't seem to be interested here in Bulgaria....I did once donate a Spitfire model to the Palm Springs Museum....but it wasn't much..!

Cheers

Foz

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:25 PM

agentg

I seriously thought the first pic was the real plane.

Astonishing, simply astonishing.

G

 

 

Thanks a lot G......thats a great compliment thinking it was the real thing!

Foz

 

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: San Antonio
Posted by MAJ Mike on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:55 PM

It. Looks. Real!!! Indifferent

Truely amazing.  Now I'll never, never post pictures of my disfunctional efforts. Crying

 

 

 "I'd "I'd rather be historically accurate than politically correct."

"Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!"

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:07 PM

Thanks guysBig Smile

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 5:15 PM

i see the complete wip on your site!! Bow Down

Your Lysander is a   "SCRATCHBUILD" master piece!!!

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:10 PM

I just got done mopping the drool up after a visit to your site,you Sir are a truly gifted craftsman!!!

  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: So Cal Mountains/ High Desert
Posted by Skullbuck67 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:42 AM

Remarkable skill! One of my favorite aircraft at that!

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:12 AM

Skullbuck67

Remarkable skill! One of my favorite aircraft at that!

Thankyou very much for saying so!Yes

Cheers

Foz

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:27 AM

man put the lysander even in the arcraft section , even if scratchbuild , when finished is .. an aircraft Yes

  • Member since
    June, 2009
Posted by Guney on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:10 PM

Amazing.....!

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:50 AM

Once again.........thanks for all your kind wordsSmile

Foz

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

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    March, 2010
Posted by shoot&scoot on Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:29 PM

Absolutely stunning!  Museum quality work all around.  My hat is off to you sir.

                                                                                                     Pat.

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:53 AM

shoot&scoot

Absolutely stunning!  Museum quality work all around.  My hat is off to you sir.

                                                                                                     Pat.

 

Thanks Pat

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    March, 2011
  • From: Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Posted by modeler#1 on Friday, May 27, 2011 2:37 PM

agentg

I seriously thought the first pic was the real plane.

Astonishing, simply astonishing.

G

 Me too

 

 

On the Bench: Nothing atm

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 27, 2011 3:04 PM

WOW, really wow! Fantastic work!

Thanks so much for posting her.

That's some beautiful work.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Friday, May 27, 2011 3:10 PM

Thanks lads...it just makes scratch building these planes worthwhile......CheersBig Smile

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 4:46 AM

Hi guys

Since Photobucket ruined all of our post links Super Angry (unless you were sensible and never used them!)...I have been going through my RFI posts and fixing them

...so once again here is my Lizzie from back in 2011! Wink

 

Cheers

 

Fozzy

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:02 AM

Beautiful.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:56 AM

I don’t know how I missed this back in ‘11. But again, WOW! This is most impressive work that you’ve done scratching up this Lizzie. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:03 PM

Well;

 So you don't have a Local Hobby Shop nearby . Seems like you have the passion though ! That is one beautiful model of one of my favorite planes .

 When I was a tad ( Little Boy )  I didn't have an L.H.S. Either . I built out of wood , Paper , Tin Foil and toothpicks etc . If you have the passion , nothing stops the true model builder . Your plane is a Superb example of Passion !

Foz
  • Member since
    April, 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:08 PM

Thanks everyone for your great comments!Smile 

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Ready for Inspection    1:24 Scale Spitfire.......Scratch built Lysander....1:24 Scale Stuka

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:00 PM

Hi,

that looks great. Smile

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