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a no-plastic P38


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I just finished my P-38F, I carved it out of basswood because that is just the way I behave sometimes. Sorry, no plastic. Maybe next time. The stand is from tanoak, the superchargers are made from paper, wire, and brass tube. The radio aerials are fishing line. The national markings were donated by a plastic kit. Serial numbers are from woodland scenics dry transfers. The panel lines were drawn on with colored pencil. Exhaust stains are artists oils.

If you go to :

http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net

you can see work by a bunch of other folks who are still building models out of wood.

 

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Wow! How long did it take you to do this (assuming you're not also growing the trees yourself)?

 

A magnificent piece of work...I'm not worthy.

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Wow! How long did it take you to do this (assuming you're not also growing the trees yourself)?

Thanks Guys, to answer your question--I really don't know how much time I spent on this. I started it about a year ago but there have been months I didn't touch it at all and there were days when I spent hours on it. It takes me longer to finish a wood model than a plastic kit, but some wood models are relatively simple and go quickly. A P-38 basically has three fuselages and a lot of external hardware to build. The heinkel 100 I built last year was 1/3 to 1/4 as much work.

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Very impressive. You've really captured the shape from all angles. Given the medium, that is quite an accomplishment. Did you post the Heinkel too?

 

Great work, thanks for sharing it

 

Chris

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Did you post the Heinkel too?

 

Chris

Thanks Chris, you can see the Heinkel at: http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/...s.php?album=216

 

If you navigate up from there http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/index.php?cat=1 you can see work by other folks who build solid models.

 

The solid model memories gallery http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/index.php also has plans from old kits and WWII vintage plans for building ID training models.

 

The member's forum has a lot of build threads in it http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php

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Very nice !!! Brings back fond memories. I still have my collection of Aeromodeller plans (3-view and a few cross-sections) from the 40's, 50's, 60's that were the basis for some of my poor efforts, trying to emulate the recognition models many of the dads had brought home.

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Great work Paul! Thanks for posting. It's not every day we see something like this. Your results are very convincing!

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