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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 2, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:09 AM

Section 2 The Cockpit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:14 AM

Section 3. The Hispano Suiza Engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:18 AM

Here are some overall detail photos.....

Section 4. Overall detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foz
  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:21 AM
Foz
  • Member since
    April 2011
  • From: S.E Bulgaria
Posted by Foz on Saturday, December 2, 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

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 2, 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"

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

Thanks!

 

The Wing span is aprox 40cm

 

Fozzy

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:06 AM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, December 3, 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.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:52 AM

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

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, December 5, 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 5, 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

  • Member since
    December 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:30 AM

Mind- boggling.

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Thursday, December 7, 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. 

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 7, 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 7, 2017 2:04 PM

Thanks for all your comments lads!Smile

  • Member since
    April 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, December 11, 2017 4:07 PM

Beautiful plane and an amazing talent

 

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