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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Neat biplane at Region 5
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:29 AM

I saw a beautiful Waco biplane at the Region 5 meet in Madison, WI.  It was scratch built and won several awards including a win in the biplane category. I forget which model Waco- it was one of the open versions, not the cabin.  Unfortunately, I forgot to pack my camera before leaving for contest.  Anyone else there who had a camera and snapped a shot of this beautiful model?  It had a fantastic metallic green finish!  An outstanding example of the scratchbuilt art.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 15, 2013 9:25 AM

Okay, a friend sent me a link to a photo from the show;

I can't seem to post the URL in the picture window and get a reasonable image, so let me just post the URL by itself. I urge you to take a look at a masterpiece of the scratchbuilder art, a beautiful Waco (I don't know the model numbers well enough to pick them out by looking at the planes).

http://public.fotki.com/BobKremer/model_car_shows/2013/madison-ipms-region/img-0528.html

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 15, 2013 11:33 AM

WOW Don, that's incredible!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bick on Friday, March 15, 2013 4:43 PM

Hi Don,

Agree, that's a beautiful model and I believe it's a Waco YMF

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    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, March 15, 2013 11:12 PM

I can't believe the scallops on the cowl bulges....

Glenn

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:13 AM

The builder, Terry, sent me a photo that I can post.  Here it is;

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:04 PM

Not a kit in the world would look that good!  I'd like to see some of his techniques and build processes.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: Central USA
Posted by qmiester on Monday, May 6, 2013 11:11 AM

I'm sorry, but if someone were to bring out a kit in 1/32nd or 1/24th scale of any of the Waco bipes, or a couple of the Howard DGAs (Damned Good Airplane), perhaps one of the Staggerwings or even a Stearman, they would make money (wish we could convince WNW to produce them!)

And I'm not bad mouthing the gentleman who built that model , it's absolutely gorgeous.  Unfortunately I.ve never really been able to do more than minor scratch-building (Drat!!)

Quincy
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:11 AM

There IS a nice Staggerwing kit in 1:48 (Roden).  Yeah, I might build a 1:32 also, but at least there is a good 1:48 kit.

II finished one about a year ago- here is a pic of it against my airport photo backdrop.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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