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Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 02:59 AM
Well, the site speaks for itself. Checkout the gallery. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.wmwa.org/Gallery/womjul05/WoM-jul.html

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 02:59 AM
Well, the site speaks for itself. Checkout the gallery. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.wmwa.org/Gallery/womjul05/WoM-jul.html

Fritz

Atomic_Marten
08-14-2005, 03:04 AM
0M6 7h47 5173 r0ck5. Thanks for link, very very nice...

Atomic_Marten
08-14-2005, 03:09 AM
Hey something cros$ed my mind...

Any chance that this (http://media.skoopy.com/vids/vid_00670.wmv) could be installed in that D.VII? And other models... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

That would be insane fun combat experience, assuming that LStarosta provides his perfect lawn as playground. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 03:14 AM
A few weeks ago I returned from Germany. I bought a 60 year old Maerklin Ho AC set with 12 cars and 3 locos for my friend's son. Everything was in mint condition and only 100 euro for everything, including tracks, switches, buildings, and the transformer.

The boy's uncle and I decided we'd build a layout and give it to the boy as a b'day gift. For the construction of the mountains I used styrofoam slabs held together with glue. I used a common wood rasp to shape and contour the mountain. While doing this I had an idea(usually accompanied by a sharp pain between the eyes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif).

I have always enjoyed building large models. The largest so far was a 13 ft model of a river-class frigate. I have built a few scratch airplanes but nothing meant for flying. I have, for many years, been thinking of building a 1/4 scale WW2 fighter; probably an Emil, E3. I often think of constructing technique and materials. The idea that came to me while building the mountain was to use styrofaom the make a core. Then fiberglass to finish the core as a plug to later make a mold. I want to build a 1/4 fuselage and possibly the wings of fiberglass. My concenrn is the weight/strength ratio. In the event of a crash I don't want to loose everything and also would like to sell or use the molds to make more.

Also, when done right, the molds can be used for making all versions of the 109. If I'm correct in my assumption, the 109 fuselage from cockpit to tail never changed from version to version.

Does anyone have experience with this or any ideas to add?

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 03:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Atomic_Marten:
Hey something cros$ed my mind...

Any chance that this (http://media.skoopy.com/vids/vid_00670.wmv) could be installed in that D.VII? And other models... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

That would be insane fun combat experience, assuming that LStarosta provides his perfect lawn as playground. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You know L-Star, to him the grass is always smoother on the otherside. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 03:19 AM
BTW, my styrofaom/core/plug/mold idea is perfect for building fully operational large scale u-boats. But I think I want the 109 first.

Fritz

Low_Flyer_MkII
08-14-2005, 04:41 AM
Nice work - reminds of a large scale Boyington's Corsair I had once, spent most of my time obsessively creating a masterpiece only to find that I became paranoid about it crashing beyond repair on it's maiden flight.
I wonder if Willy Messerschmitt or R.J. Mitchell suffered like I did? I became so scared to finally fly the thing that I sold it.
Way to go Low_Flyer!

Pirschjaeger
08-14-2005, 04:47 AM
I guess you have to expect to crash them at some point, especially if you fly them often. That's why I've been considering the construction for years. The most important thing to save is the fuselage, IMHO.

Fritz