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Any of you guys just design and build a plane out of sheet plastic and wood?d

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Any of you guys just design and build a plane out of sheet plastic and wood?d
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:53 PM

Any of you guys look at your sheet plastic and wood stash and decide to design and build  your own plane for fun?    

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:55 PM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:36 PM

WallKnaow:

Thas a strange lookin, but, interestin lookin Boidy 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:40 PM

Yes just made a vauge sketch and went at it!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 3:51 PM
Nooooo,only kits for me.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:24 PM

Planes, no. Buildings? All the time.

Cool model.

 

bill

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:44 PM

Ha ha, yes, sorta.

I did have to make my own plans for it, and used lots of balsa wood to form the shape.

But I never did an original design.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 5:43 PM

neat star Cruiser!

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:00 PM

Not a starship, but a trash hauler (military cargo plane).

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, September 3, 2021 12:49 AM

Cool!

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Posted by DasBeav on Friday, September 3, 2021 7:21 AM

Looks great, Philo! And yours too, RealG! I wish I had the patience...AND SKILL!

Does anybody remember that Brazillian Dentist that used to build planes out of "junk"? He posted some photos years back, but I have seen nothing since.

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, September 3, 2021 8:24 AM

GMorrison

Planes, no. Buildings? All the time.

Cool model.

bill

Kind of the same...quite a few buildings and the occasional sci-fi-ish spacecraft. For planes, I've saved that kind of scratch building for real designs...mostly WW1 Central Powers a/c not well-served (at least at the time) by kit manufacturers.

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 Friday, September 3, 2021 8:28 AM

Thanks!I had some sheet plastic lying around and some wood so I thought ,why not?

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Posted by wagbpro on Friday, September 3, 2021 9:20 AM

I also want to know how to make it

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Posted by Real G on Friday, September 3, 2021 11:11 AM

I made a small scratch plane years ago (Berezniak-Isaev BI-1), with a vac-formed fuselage and sheet plastic flying surfaces.

I have had thoughts about larger projects, like maybe a Convair Sea Dart or Blohm und Voss BV-155.  But nowadays, even esoteric subjects can get the full injection molded treatment.  The Douglas Skyshark by Clear Prop! is a good example.

Still, the Sea Dart calls.  Perhaps a project for the 30 year file.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:47 PM

After the original Star Wars came out in 1977, I was always trying to design new star fighters using bits and pieces of built model kits. I remember using space shuttle engines, the nose turret of a Monogram B-24, drops tanks, etc.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 3:05 PM

Fun to be creative!

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 5, 2021 3:26 PM

Like Rob, Star Wars was the one event that I attribute my interest in scratchbuilding to.  It was the critical push to try something.  Prior to that, I could not even imagine trying.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:06 PM

I built this rail tank out of sheet plastic and a few T-28 turrets.  

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Posted by rocketman2000 on Friday, September 10, 2021 3:22 PM

I do a lot of scratch building.  Here is my 1:24 scale Pietenpol.  Using 1:24 allowed me to use an engine from a Model A kit.  Also, I used Finecast wire wheels intended for car kits.

Materials included basswood, plastic and aluminum.

I'm kind of a gearhead, and love engines.  I build large scale engine kits whenever I find them, but there are not that many, so I have to scratch build them.  First is a 1:8 Hispano Suiza.

Finally here is a 110 cubic inch Offie midget race car engine- the engine that dominated midget racing for decades.

Again, wood, aluminum and plastic.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, September 10, 2021 3:33 PM

Excellent!

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 10, 2021 3:43 PM

Great stuff - and creativity and skills galore.

Don - I really like the Offy

Thanks,

John

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