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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2016, 09:38:44 PM »
Spectacular results, Brad.
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2016, 10:50:41 PM »
Beautiful work on those flight surfaces. The rib detail is very difficult to get just right, and not looking too Airfix-like!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 12:54:22 AM »
Brad,
Really inspiring work on the tail surfaces and I must mention the wings again! Someday I would certainly like to try a scratchbuild in 1/32nd. You are right up there now in inspirational posts with Des, Stephen, and a few others!
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2016, 02:31:47 AM »
Brad,
Really inspiring work on the tail surfaces and I must mention the wings again! Someday I would certainly like to try a scratchbuild in 1/32nd. You are right up there now in inspirational posts with Des, Stephen, and a few others!
RAGIII
I couldn't agree more, Brad!  I've always had my doubts about the balsa core approach, but this thread has convinced me that this is the way to go (when I finally get around to scratch building something).
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2016, 09:57:29 AM »
Brad,
Really inspiring work on the tail surfaces and I must mention the wings again! Someday I would certainly like to try a scratchbuild in 1/32nd. You are right up there now in inspirational posts with Des, Stephen, and a few others!
RAGIII
I couldn't agree more, Brad!  I've always had my doubts about the balsa core approach, but this thread has convinced me that this is the way to go (when I finally get around to scratch building something).
Cheers,
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 10:08:54 PM »
Wonderful, flawless work. Seeing your skill at work again makes me very envious.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2016, 06:51:32 PM »
Thanks everyone!  :) :)

I spent a couple of quiet hours this afternoon fabricating the basic form of the fuselage. I went with the classic flat sided box, made from 0.10" sheet plastic and a combination of 0.20" and 0.30" square strip and rod.



Here it is taped together to get an idea of the basic form:




I'll use this as the basis for the other components, including the upper decking, fuel tanks etc once I get to them. But this is at least the starting point to build the rest upon.

Cheers!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2016, 09:55:41 PM »
Harry Woodman would be proud  :)
Keep going!!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2016, 11:32:44 PM »
Harry Woodman would be proud  :)
Keep going!!

vB

Indeed he would! Great work Brad!!
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2016, 01:21:54 AM »
I'll 3rd that, it really is looking superb!

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2016, 02:42:06 AM »
Wonderful work. For a first scratch build this is a real winner.

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2016, 03:17:01 AM »
 Brad,
Absolutely beautiful work my old friend. I'm loving every moments of this thread!
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2016, 05:26:23 PM »
Simply geat, nothing else to say! You have THE skill.
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2016, 05:31:34 PM »
Great clean modelling work, Brad.
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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2016, 10:18:48 AM »
Careful Brad , it's addictive ... ;)






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