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      Scratch Building WW1 , A Beginners Guide
      A beginner guide written by a beginner ? Well this should be good !

      This thread will be about scratchbuilding a WW1 airplane or parts of an airplane to use with kit models plastic or otherwise.
      Yes ,I am a beginner too, as this will be my first attempt to completely build a model from scratch doing my own research, drawings,plans etc....
      It will be multi-media wood,plastic,brass etc....I also want to try different ways of doing things.Hope you guys enjoy this ! If I fall flat on my face trying this,then you can enjoy watching it in real time !
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    artistic license
    John, they still issue artistic licenses in Canada; I tried to get mine renewed and they said I did not qualify anymore because I was not a resident.

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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Vignette or Diorama ?
    This build could evolve into a full blown diorama. Why ? because I have recently discovered a lot of great info on Fokker hangar construction.Detailed plans,drawings,pics and even some great 3D work by Gerry Mos of Achim Engel's Fokker team.
    It really comes down to how much to build ? A vignette of a corner of the hangar or something larger ? The airplane however will be built first.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Artwork courtesy of Gerry Mos.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Doug Emmons
    Here is a great article on why we do what we do !

    Model Aircraft Building Perceptions

    Thanks Doug.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    John, Thanks for the license I will sleep better now knowing that I have one!
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    The fuselage sides were built the same way,right on the building board.The longerons were bent with the help of a little water and an old hair curler.If the wood is well soaked heat may not even be necessary.Use lots of pins and just it bend slowly.Sometimes you may run into a piece of wood that is cross grain, just discard it and look for a better piece with the grain running lengthwise.I will cover heat bending wood later in this thread.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    This is the kit supplied jig.It was OK but needed a little tweaking here and there for everything to run smoothly from frame to frame.This set up could be easily duplicated ,just be sure everything is 90 deg and level when setting up the board.I used hot Scratch Building,a beginners guide. melt glue for this operation.Now simply add the cross members to complete the basic frame.When fitting wood pieces like this it is a good idea to cut the wood a little longer than required and sand Scratch Building,a beginners guide. it back to fit.
    As we progress with the D8 we will build the required jig for this from the plans, using various station lines for our measurements.Don't worry because when you get to this stage you will have a lot of woodworking and working from drawings experience under your belt ,having already built the wings and basic fuselage frame.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    Last edited by JohnReid; 02-05-11 at 07:51 AM.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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    This is the only other jig required.Very simple to make,just 2 boards 90deg to one another.I made mine from particle board.This jig also serves the purpose of protecting your build from damage.It can be modified at any time to suit your needs.
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    My 1:16th dioramas are now on permanent display at the Canada Aviaion and Space Museum,in Ottawa,Canada.The apprailals for the museum were done by Shep Paine who valued them at between $15,000 and $25,000 (US) each.
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