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Reply #164 - May 19th, 2018 at 5:46pm

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Just completed one of those models that has been tugging at me since the first time I saw the plan, a Comet Models Ilyushin IL2 Stumovik that came out in the manufacturer's catalog as Kit L5 in 1943.  I have never seen that kit constructed...or a model built using the plan.  So for me...it was bringing a rare model to life again.

Original plan called for constructing a 20"ws model...for whatever reason (just wanted to fill the paper) I enlarged it to 22"ws.  There were various components missing from the plan, but that just added to the challenge...after building a lifetime of Comet models, it becomes second nature to knowing what the designer had in mind...it's like we actually knew each other.  Grin  Still, it's a challenge, even with improved technology and materials.  In fact, I'm amazed that kids (who me?) kept on building in spite of trying to accomplish the near-impossible with the archaic methods and adhesives available back then!

And so...here is my Comet Models "Ilyusha" weighing in at 42.5g with a 22" wingspan.  Glide tests and minimal-winds flight to date are very promising.

Neal
 
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Reply #163 - May 1st, 2018 at 3:33pm

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Thank you, Tom...it's an absolute privilege to build and display my efforts here on SnT.

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Reply #162 - May 1st, 2018 at 11:57am

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Absolutely beautiful model...well done! Smiley
 

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Reply #161 - May 1st, 2018 at 8:41am

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An Aviatik Berg D.I, 18"ws constructed from a 3-view drawing...but most predominantly using computer printed lozenge camouflage.

Austro-Hungarian aviation units used the D.I widely until the end of the First World War on Eastern, Italian and Balkan fronts, mainly as an escort for reconnaissance aircraft. During 1918, a single D.I was forced down in an undamaged state on the Italian front; this undamaged example was later shipped back to the United Kingdom where it was subject to an extensive evaluation, which found it to be comparable to its various peers of the time, being particularly light, strong, and simplistic in terms of its construction. The captured aircraft was later put on public display in London.

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Reply #160 - Apr 19th, 2018 at 10:05am

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Ansaldo SVA5 Italian bombing and recon aircraft of WWI.  The original aircraft fuselage was constructed largely from plywood and quite robust.  Although not as maneuverable as the Hanriots, Spads, and Neuiport fighters predominantly used by the Italians, it possessed a remarkable turn of speed for the era (147.9 mph), a service ceiling of 20,000 feet, and could remain aloft for 4 hours!  With such abilities it was a natural for light bombing and photographic reconnaissance missions.  It's ability to conquer the Alps into Germany and Austria played a significant role in the latter's eventual surrender in 1918.

And so...I give you a peanut sized Italian delicacy...a little Ansaldo.

Neal
 

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Reply #159 - Apr 5th, 2018 at 11:29am

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The grand finale...Austro-Hungarian Phonix D.2 KuK Imperial Kriegsmarine 1918.  All up weight is 31.62g, 18"ws, 3"cord (upper wing).  Model was constructed from a "3-view" drawing...enlarged.  Thank you.

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Reply #158 - Mar 19th, 2018 at 7:48pm

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New build...still doing the RFC/RAF WWI binge...a deHavilland DH-6...the "Clutching Hand"...18"ws....

Neal
 

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Reply #157 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 6:33pm

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Beautiful...I love it!
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Reply #156 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 10:57am

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"Latest and Greatest" from my RFC/RAF WWI binge...a Bristol M1C Bullet...18"ws...all up weight 31.05g.  Scratch-built, began as a modest peanut scale Walt Mooney plan...enlarged and modified to present iteration.

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Reply #155 - Mar 4th, 2018 at 10:38am

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Brisfit with a carved display propeller....
 
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Reply #154 - Feb 12th, 2018 at 10:29am

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One more for the road...from a 1936 Comet plan...enlarged from 15"ws to 18"ws...a BRISTOL F2B FIGHTER...build inspired by the wartime career of Canadian RFC Major Andrew E. McKeever, DSO, MC and Bar, DFC...31 aerial victories, all while flying the "BRISFIT."  Don't mess with McKeever! Angry

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Reply #153 - Jan 30th, 2018 at 9:43pm

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Thanks, Stoney.  Guillows had a series of WW1 models that they manufactured from 1957 until probably into the '70's...all had 18"ws.  The Sopwith Snipe was introduced as part of the series in 1963.  None of the series is available any longer from Guillows.  This was a build from their 1963 plan. 

The roundels are home-made tissue-cals...printed on white tissue...easy to make.

Neal
 
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Reply #152 - Jan 29th, 2018 at 2:53pm

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Beautiful! I didn't know Guillows made a Snipe. How did you do your roundels? They look great.
 
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Reply #151 - Jan 26th, 2018 at 11:56am

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SOPWITH SNIPE...built in honor of William George "Billy" Barker, VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars (3 November 1894 – 12 March 1930.

Constructed from scrap balsa and an old 1963 Guillows WW1 series plan...18"ws.

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Reply #150 - Jan 3rd, 2018 at 2:45pm

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You've done your Dad proud...beautiful model!
Tom
 

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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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