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Offline TobyCoulson

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2016, 04:29:39 AM »
Amazing. I'm always impressed with any scratch build but this one is really excellent
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Hey Brad,
You're most welcome! Here's another inspirational thing for you that I recorded on Sunday: https://youtu.be/fTQg_8bqGiE It was magical to see and hear (it's very quiet) the BE12 reproduction flying. It may not be the same variant as your build, but I hope it helps to spur you on.

I hope to see more of your excellent project soon.
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Offline dr 1 ace

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2017, 10:30:48 AM »
Amazing. I'm always impressed with any scratch build but this one is really excellent



Big Ditto !!!

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Offline Brad Cancian

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2018, 05:39:34 PM »
Hi all - it's been two years since I last looked at this one - my how time flies (pardon the pun...!).

In reconsidering how I progress, I am tending to think that the balsa / plastic construction will be a bit flimsy, especially the wings. I fear that a sneeze or two would be enough to see the whole thing fold up... So I am thinking of casting the major components in resin.

I am fearful that such long, thin components will end up warping if I try and cast them myself. Does anyone have any tips? Or better, would someone who knows what they are doing be willing to cast up a few sets of the flying surfaces / fuselage for me, with appropriate compensation of course!

Thanks!

BC

Offline Radarman

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Re: First attempt at a scratch build - 1/48 BE12a
« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2018, 02:12:44 AM »
Brad,
Glad to see this build might continue. I enjoy learning the techniques of other modelers.
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