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Solid Wood S-71...many photos

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  • Member since
    December 2005
Solid Wood S-71...many photos
Posted by solid on Monday, May 14, 2007 10:47 AM

Just a solid wood model of the SM-71, 8 passanger transport of Air Littoria in 1933

Since I could not find any plans for this model I drew up my own using a good photo and getting the measurements by interpolating with the size of a known object in the picture. A man. SO this is not an exact scale model........no plans? no worry....have picture will travel!!!Cowboy [C):-)]

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Monday, May 14, 2007 10:54 AM
Now that's modeling. I'm still - and probably always will be - an assembler as opposed to a modeler. If I don't have a kit to start with, it's not going to get built. Seeing some of the craftsmen in here keeps me inspired, though!
  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Ohio
Posted by mikepowers on Monday, May 21, 2007 9:00 PM

Exactly.

Solid has talent. Some of his stuff is amazing.

I wouldnt even know where to begin.

Mike

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 21, 2007 9:23 PM
Great stuff Solid, you really captured the look of the real plane.
  • Member since
    December 2005
Posted by solid on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:14 PM

Thanks guys.......all I do is based on experience.....doing the same thing over and over
gives experience......you guys can do as well or better just continuosly doing it.

I am a little old...63, and when I started modelling back in 1953-54 plastics were just
starting, 1954 was quite a year for them.... I bought in that year the Lindberg PT-17 and Hellcat, I got the Revell Pilot a Freighter, and many many cheap solids!!!,  I got used to "solid wood kits" made by  Comet, Goldberg , Guillows etc.....I never saw them as hard,  they were there to be build following a technique and that´s all. The "death" of solid wood models is exactly the same as the "death of Drive-Inns.....its a cultural transposition....."Now we do this, not that", cultural evolution which in this case, at least to my understanding, is a minus for modellers since they are missing a great way of making "any airplane in the world"..........just a different technique that´s all.

See you´ll soon with the B-18 Bolo which I finished last night. 

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Ohio
Posted by mikepowers on Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:54 AM

Looking forward to the B-18.

 

Mike

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