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Hi guys,

 

I am am looking into the feasibility of scratchbuilding a reasonably large aircraft in 1/32 and am trying to think of a way of constructing it. The real aircraft has a fabric covered fuselage with large wooden wing. The engine is available from a commercial manufacturer.

 

Are there any sites I could have a look at to work out how I will be able to build it? Basic techniques of large structures etc?

 

Eric.

 

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There are tons of good info and incredible models in such two books. However, they are quite 'dry' to read and the format is really old fashioned with a lot of text. Unfortunately no better reference can be recommended for plane scratchbuilding. A good, user-friendly book with many pictures showing WIP of advanced LSP scratchbuilt projects and development of related techniques has yet to be done... 

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I have both these books and they are excellent.  With that stated, Megas Tsonos's articles in Air Modeller magazine are a very valuable more modern set of tutorials for scratchbuilding aircraft.  Not WW1 but the principles aren't era specific.

 

Matt

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You could have a look at WW1aircraftmodels.com forum.  There are subforums with scratchbuild projects posted.

 

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