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Dumas stick and tissue Ford Trimotor

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Dumas stick and tissue Ford Trimotor
Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 2:55 PM

Pretty rough (haven't made one in years ,)but I will press on .

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 2:56 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 2:57 PM

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Posted by rangerj on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:10 PM

I like that. I wish one of the model kit manufacturers would do a tri-motor in 1/48th scale. The only kit I know of is the old Monogram "box scale" kit. I live within 80 miles of one Tri motor and 200 mile of another Tri-motor, and I have gone up in both of them. It is a great experience. The Ford Tri-motor was the beginning of modern aviation travel. I think Gillows did a stick and tissue model of the ford tri motor, anyone know.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:32 PM

Guillows did not but Sterling did do a stick and tissue Ford Tri Motor 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 18, 2022 6:42 PM

That looks like quite the project.  Are the engines vacuform?  Have yet to finish a stick and tissue kit - started about 4 of them...

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 7:11 PM

Yes they are vac formed...the kit supplied laser cut props are pretty good.. 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 18, 2022 7:38 PM

Is that an Epiphone hanging on the wall there?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 18, 2022 8:23 PM

Nope it is a Harley Benton Ovation Copy ..

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:15 AM

rangerj
The only kit I know of is the old Monogram "box scale" kit.

Just as an FYI, Airfix also did an ancient Ford Trimotor in 'true' 1/72 scale. Theirs represented the slightly-larger Ford 5-AT model, whereas the Monogram/Revell kit was the earlier 4-AT.

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:40 PM

I will have it suspended on a crane over the layout...so cool   

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:41 PM

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, February 20, 2022 2:56 PM

Built a couple of them about 6 months ago for a break. Brings back a lot of memories. Still have 1/2 dozen kits left including a 54" wingspan Comet Aeronca Chief (either rubber or gas powered). Wife will probably think it's a little too big to hang from the ceiling. The others are hanging from the wall. Their pics are in my 2021 builds post. They are a lot of fun to build when you need a change of pace.

Jim Captain

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:44 PM

Plus they are so lightweight that the Fast lane crane will not be stressed.

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