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Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« on: May 31, 2017, 05:04:29 AM »
Today I like to show something according to rule 12a, it is really a pre WW1 aircraft:
Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908
It was the first sports aircraft of the world produced in small batch. For more information please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santos-Dumont_Demoiselle

This model was created from a kit of the french company AJP MAQUETTES in my prefered scale 1/48. The kit contains mostly PE, piano wires, a metal airscrew and paper for covering. And again I scratch built a lot of details, like engine and fuel tank, made here my first wooden airscrew and used Gaspatch turnbuckles.

I had a lot of fun in this project. Really pitty, that many other of the old struts in 1/48 of this company are too big for my cabinet :'(

Let's see if you are flashed by this model :)
Frank

The engine completely made from scratch on my lathe (after I was unhappy with the result of the PE kit parts):

























View from below on the water coolers:




Size comparison with Euro-Cent:


On final place in my glass cabinet (with a lot of free space)


I found a fantastic reference picture on Wikipedia, which helped me a lot with the engine:

Quelle: wikimedia.org

Wooden control wheel:


The bamboo stringers was faked with small copper wires:


Engine core:


cylinders


Turned tank:

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 05:29:53 AM »
Beautiful work Frank, that's a great little model for your collection!

Ian

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 07:03:41 AM »
What a little beauty!

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 07:22:20 AM »
This is my kind of aeroplane, I love the pre war types. You have done a superb job with this build, the engine is excellent and the rigging is extremely well done.

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 02:13:10 PM »
RLWP took the words right out of my mouth, what a beautiful little model! Absolutely beautiful!

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 02:43:54 PM »
Extremely well done, Frank. Chapeau!!

Jörg

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 03:34:07 PM »
Wow, Frank, the forum can be proud, that you have joined us.
The model is a real gem.
Manni
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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 11:44:11 PM »
Spectacular, Frank
This model is not a simple one and your engine is a work of art.
Bravo!

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2017, 02:37:35 AM »
Another beauty, words escape me.

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2017, 03:32:45 AM »
Great! Another WOW! from my side...
Borsos
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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2017, 04:06:50 AM »
That is a brilliant build of one of the early types. There were many variations on the basic design as it was intended to be a do-it-yourself  aircraft: you have made an excellent representation. The translucent wings are very convincing and the engine and fuel tank are the cherry on the icing.

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 02:13:10 PM »
 Frank,
What an amazing work of artistry my friend.Congratulations and Well Done! Your metalwork is breathtaking!
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 04:53:57 PM »
Gulp ! This is another stunner Frank.

Best wishes
Nigel

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2017, 02:08:35 PM »
That is simply beautiful, Sir.

A real treat for the eyes.

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Re: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle 1908, AJP MAQUETTES 1/48
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2017, 05:46:09 PM »
I'm not sure it's a model. I think it might be the real thing with a giant coin posed next to it!
 ;)
Brilliant work.

Cheers

Syd