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1/144 Scale Lake LA-250 Renegade by R&R Modelers

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1/144 Scale Lake LA-250 Renegade by R&R Modelers
Posted by Rdutnell on Monday, October 27, 2014 1:43 PM

Greetings All!

My name is Russ, of R&R Modelers, again.  Like I have said before, we are not a business, just a friendship and collaboration between two modelers, Ron and I, to make realistic small scale aircraft model displays, for our own enjoyment.  We have posted some of our projects (at various phases of completion) on this forum and they may be seen at:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/48/t/158982.aspx

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/48/t/159017.aspx

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/48/t/159041.aspx

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/48/t/160518.aspx

This thread shows the 1/144 Scale Lake LA-250 Renegade, a six-seat amphibious utility aircraft produced in the United States since 1982.  The aircraft is powered by a 250 hp (186 kW) Lycoming IO-540-C4B5 engine and has a maximum speed of 160 mph (258 km/h) and a range of 1,036 miles (1,668 km). 

The model was designed using AutoCad, and plans found on-line.

As usual, I started by importing the plans, scaling them to the proper size, and tracing the cross-sections. 

 

I then moved the sections to the correct location, and using the Loft and Extrude commands created solid sections, that I then joined using the Union command.  The shape of the windshield section had to be ad-libbed.

Next I created the tail in a similar fashion, and cut the rudder out of it.

This was followed by the horizontal stabilizers and elevators…

…Followed by the wings, flaps and ailerons.

Following this, I added the engine housing, using the plans, pictures and a bit of guessing.


Next, I did the gear and pontoons.  I also prepared to cut out the glass features…

… Then cut them out, creating separate pieces.

The image below shows the way the wings and gear are to be attached and the rotated “open” cockpit doors.

Stay tuned…

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    March 2012
Posted by Rdutnell on Monday, October 27, 2014 2:14 PM

Continuing from my initial post, I next made an interior, cut out of the bottom.

                       

Next I consolidated the pieces on the engine housing and made an attachment point for it, as I did the pontoons.

After this, I turned to the interior, first creating an IP and detailing it using pictures.

The images below show the parts of the completed kit…

…And the model “exploded” showing the parts.

I also made two different seats of decals for the model…

…And at Ron’s request, made a mold for bashing windows out of clear plastic, because the 3-D clear plastic is somewhat opaque.

The model is currently available from Click2Detail. 

https://www.click2detail.com/store/p320/1%3A144_Lake_LA-250_Renegade.html

Stay tuned for the next phase, building the actual model.

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    March 2012
Posted by Rdutnell on Friday, December 19, 2014 12:02 PM

I haven’t received my order for the Renegade yet, but Ron has, and was kind enough to send a picture of the printed parts.

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Posted by CN Spots on Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:34 AM

Very impressive!

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    March 2012
Posted by Rdutnell on Monday, January 26, 2015 6:54 PM

UPDATE 3

Thanks CN Spots!

I finally received my Renegade model today, and I am one happy camper!  It really came out nice!  Below are pictures of the model, as I received it from C2D (after unpacking it of course).

Here is a picture of all of the parts.

Here is a close-up picture of the parts fret,…

… a close up of the seats…

… a close-up of the stationary prop…

 

… and a close-up of the clear parts, including the cabin glass and spinning prop.  I am quite surprised by the clarity of the clear plastic.  In the past the “clear” plastic wasn’t very clear.  These definitely are.

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    March 2012
Posted by Rdutnell on Sunday, February 8, 2015 3:33 PM

UPDATE 4

Hi Guys!

I decided to put the main parts of the Renegaded together, as seen in the pictures below.

Next, I will clean it and spray it with Future, but it may be a while before I get to it.

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Posted by artworks2 on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8:50 AM

Neat!!

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    March 2012
Posted by Rdutnell on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:22 AM

Thanks artworks2!  I’m glad you like it.

Like I said, it may be a while before I get any more done on it, but I’ll post it when I do.

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    June 2016
Posted by fast_in_muskoka on Monday, June 13, 2016 6:46 AM

This is a great model ! Would you be interested in sharing your 3D model. I have dozens of accurate aircraft models, but I do not have a lake amphibian.

regards,

Steve

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