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1/32 3D printed BD-5J wip

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  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
1/32 3D printed BD-5J wip
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:22 AM

I have loved this plane since I first saw it on the cover of popular science in 1973!  I still have the copy.  Anyway I've finally gotten a chance to model up one since i have access to a 3D printer, I work for one of the larger printer companies in R&D. This has been a labor of love and frustration,  makes me appreciate pre-made parts!  Any way here we go...

This is the first step right out of the printer.

Here is a picture of half the fuselage and different size helmets, trying to decide the right size for this scale

got the fuse together and the interior framed up

got the landing gear cutouts

and some IP and seat parts along with the plugs to pull the canopy

wing tip lights

pulling the windscreen

finished front windscreen ready for install

got the hinge lines scribed in and the cockpit taped ready for painting to start

got her painted the base white color

taped for color #2

done with color #2

Here comes the red!

And now for the decals

Added seats

one of the only 2 purchased items in the build, the seat belts

the almost finished cockpit

cockpit with decals a handmade PE foot pedals

scratch built nose gear,  the tire is from a 1/72 cessna 172 model,  the main

gear is similar the tires are from a slot car.

the PE thrust reverser

and helmet

And the finished plane! 

   Been lots of fun doing this but like I said

doing models this way really makes me appreciate injected

molded parts.

John

 

 

 

 

 

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 Airfix P-51D

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/72 Hasegawa T-33A

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 8:42 AM

Looking good!  I remember the BD when it first came out.  I considered building the prop version, but decided to wait till more had been built.  It was not that popular of a kit, so I went with a Vari-Eze.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 11:35 AM

Well done!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:50 PM

Like Don, I remember the prop version first.  Quite a sensation back then.

Looks very good, and quite convenient to have a 3d printer that can handle such shapes.

Sure wish I had one, as there are a couple of parts I sure could use! Big Smile

Gary

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:52 AM

Oh Boy !

 I have always liked Both versions of the B.D. Now here is a great looking widdle boidy that makes me proud ! Luv yur werk !  T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, August 03, 2018 6:55 AM

Cool.  Is the J Bond version next?

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, August 03, 2018 8:36 AM

hadn't planned on it.   graphics are not too exciting.  But I guess I could make the wings fold up!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 Airfix P-51D

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/72 Hasegawa T-33A

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:45 AM

Hello ! I have a question John .

 Will you ever consider doing a B.D. Five with the logo that matches your Avatar .That would be Killer !  T.B.

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