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3 1/72 scale scratchbuilt jets

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Newport News VA
3 1/72 scale scratchbuilt jets
Posted by Buddho on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:44 PM

Here are 3 scratchbuilt aircraft done for a Luft 46 Groupbuild on another site. The designs were taken from The first one is done in all aluminum pieces. The other 2 are made from foam, plastic, wood and resin. Some of you have already seen them...Big Smile [:D]

Heinkel P.1078A

Junkers unnamed bomber

Me p.1107/1

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  • From: Warwick, RI
Posted by Kolschey on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:16 AM
Wow! Now that's some good, crisp work there.  Thumbs Up [tup]

Krzysztof Mathews

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  • From: Ohio
Posted by mikepowers on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:46 AM


Could you give some how to information, some basics?

That really is great work.





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  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:54 AM

I'll start off with the aluminum one. First off I try to get a 3 view drawing and compare it to the dimensions. Usually, has good drawings and artwork to go by. I then blow up the 3 view to 1/72 scale and make a half dozen copies. I use these as templates for making the fuselage, wings, etc. The aluminum jet took more time because each piece had to be ground pneumatically to speed up the process. Here are some build up photos:

The shape was hand worked, and the cockpit and gear bays were setup on a milling machine and milled out.

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Posted by solid on Friday, May 4, 2007 3:29 PM
very, very nice work..................
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Posted by PZL P.62 on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:16 PM
The unnamed Junkers bomber looks similar to the A-10...
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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Monday, June 4, 2007 5:16 PM
Buddho- That is some amazing craftmanship!  Thanks for sharing your photos/techniques.



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  • From: Peru, IN
Posted by leadsled on Monday, June 4, 2007 7:14 PM
Wow. I'm speechless. Awesome work.Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]

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