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1:33 Paper model of Avro CF-105 Arrow - done long time ago

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
1:33 Paper model of Avro CF-105 Arrow - done long time ago
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, May 23, 2024 3:17 PM

Hello everybody!

20 years ago a friend of mine, who was fascinated by the Avro Arrow asked me to build a Polish paper model of this aircraft for him. I had to modify it a little to make it look better, then I photographed my baby and recently I got to scan the photos, so I thought I'd share with you. The model is 1:33 and over half a meter/ about 2 feet long. Here are the photos, I hope you like them:

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

1:33 Hobby Model 63 Avro Arrow by Pawel

Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, May 23, 2024 5:16 PM

Something a touch apt about a "a paper Arrow" or, perhaps poignant.

Excellent build.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, May 23, 2024 8:45 PM

Ditto on the "Excellent" build. Wouldn't know it was paper unless you told us. 

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, May 24, 2024 7:22 AM

I like those Modelarz Paper models ,and you did a great job on that Arrow!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, May 24, 2024 10:02 AM

Pawel;

   That's a beautimus Birdy, Smashing Job there!

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 24, 2024 1:52 PM

fox
Wouldn't know it was paper unless you told us

Dunno, it's so pretty we wouldn't know if it was made out of 0.080 AL sheets unless we wer told, too.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 25, 2024 10:25 AM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your comments and for your kind words! I'm glad you like my model, the friend I've built it for liked it a lot too, I also feel quite good looking at the old photos.

Cap'n - The Avro Arrow itself is a bit of "paper" in the sense "paper panzers" were. Maybe a paper model is especially fitting in this case?

I'm always trying to advertise for paper models a bit, arguing that many times they can give you a subject and scale that can't be had in plastic. Paper models are also an excellent training of scratchbuilding and problem solving.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:56 AM

That looks great. Did you source the landing gear from a plastic model?

Kind of reminds me of TSR 2.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 25, 2024 3:14 PM

Hello Bill!

Thanks a lot for your kind words!

No, the landing gear is also paper, but reinforced with wire and soaked with thin CA. This way you can build landing gear that is both pretty accurate and strong, too.

If you consider that they started designing this aircraft in 1953 and the program was halted in 1959 it looks very modern for its times. It must have looked like a starship compared to other aircraft from these times. Fans of the Arrow say this project was killed because of political pressure from the Americans who got scared that they had nothing this good.

Have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, May 25, 2024 3:19 PM

You've taken my concept of Paper Airplane to a whole new level, beautiful work.

Doubt I will ever have the nerve to jump into the paper scale modeling pool. Wish I had known about it when younger.

- Joe the SMG

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