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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => Pre and Early 1914 Aircraft Models => Topic started by: andyw on October 23, 2014, 12:03:01 PM

Title: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: andyw on October 23, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
Good morning all
This is the venerable Inpact/Pyro kit, which I have heavily modified using the Shuttleworth kite as the main reference. Only the longerons (not the vertical and horizontal members), tail, rudder, engine and wings are from the kit. The rest is scratch.
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy218/777andyw/DSCF0059.jpg)
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy218/777andyw/DSCF0059.jpg)
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy218/777andyw/DSCF0056.jpg)

Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: eindecker on October 23, 2014, 02:10:40 PM
Outstanding! I would love to build one, but being a poor scratch builder, I would like at least a basic kit to provide a foundation. Yours, however, is the cat's pajamas!
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: RAGIII on October 23, 2014, 10:46:01 PM
Really well done Andy! Impressive scratch built corrections!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: rhallinger on October 23, 2014, 11:50:41 PM
A real beauty Andy, and especially impressive scratch work in 1/48. ;D  Well done!

Cheers and huzzas,

Bob
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: Nigel Jackson on October 24, 2014, 01:32:05 AM
Very nice work, Andy. It's good to see these early types modelled so well.

Best wishes
Nigel
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: coyotemagic on October 24, 2014, 02:01:00 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, Andy!  I have this kit in the stash.  You've inspired me.  I hope mine turns out half as fine as yours.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: radio on October 24, 2014, 04:54:31 AM
Fantastic these build Andy.
Martin
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: Des on October 24, 2014, 06:32:35 AM
Congratulations Andy on completing this somewhat awkward kit, your additional scratch building has turned it into a real gem, very well done.

Des.
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: Terri on October 24, 2014, 10:24:02 AM
Very nice indeed ! Excellent job on the level of detail in this scale  8)






Terri
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: Rob Hart on October 29, 2014, 11:43:39 AM
Excellent model! Someday I hope to scrape up enough courage to try building one of these early birds.
Title: Re: Bleriot XI 1/48TH
Post by: lone modeller on November 27, 2014, 03:18:19 AM
Somehow I missed this one. You have achieved an outstanding result - a real silk purse from a sow's ear. This is not an easy kit or aeroplane to build but you have built a first class model.