Author Topic: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII  (Read 1168 times)

Offline Manni

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 07:21:28 PM »
Stunning work!
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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 07:24:58 PM »
Lots and lots of parts!

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 07:25:48 PM »
Rocker heads and valve springs set to represent authentic firing sequence.
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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2016, 07:26:39 PM »
The parts of the Rhino horn exhaust.

Offline abufletcher

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 07:27:08 PM »
Assembled.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2016, 07:27:37 PM »
Primed.

Offline abufletcher

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2016, 07:28:10 PM »
Mounted.

Offline abufletcher

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2016, 07:29:00 PM »
With (unfinished) model in background.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2016, 07:29:52 PM »
It's almost there, but not quite.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2016, 07:30:29 PM »
The painted dummy engine.  (Still needs a little weathering.)

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2016, 07:32:19 PM »
Too shiny still.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 07:33:13 PM »
And finally here are the engine cowling panels made from aluminum sheet and lithoplate.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2016, 09:04:07 PM »
And wouldn't it have been nice to have been able to do all that work that quickly. ;)
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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2016, 10:04:52 PM »
This was my first time trying casting of any sort.

Hi,

Nice Job on the plane so far, would be nice to show more pics of the plane itself being build :)

As for the casting if i may give you some tips for the next time.

You could have gotten away with casting this as a topfilling mold no need to make it a two part mold saves a seam and allot of work.
When pooring the resin mix up the resin and poor it in your mold not filled to the top but just a 1 cm below the top and rotate your mold by hand slightly tilted on the side doing this, then poor out the resin in your cup and rotate again now your mold is coated with a thin layer of resin then poor in again the resin from the cup and you should have a bubble free casting.
Ofcours this cant be done with very small detailed parts but a part like this is perfect for that.

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Re: Scratch-built 1:6 scale Benz BzIII
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 10:34:03 PM »
Very impressive, takes detailing beyond the "super" category! I really like the engine cowling panels, nicely done. I too would like to see more of the aircraft as well......., Looking forward to more updates on this beauty!
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Lance