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Author Topic: A Tale from the Tin Shed. A 28mm Fokker F vii.Plane from Cereal Packet Card.  (Read 29439 times)

Offline The-closet-gamer

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Ah kids. At least he's playing with a finished product an not the box. Bought my nephew a little tykes police car for Xmas last year and he was only interested with playing with the box. I know what to get him this year. It still grates on my even after 10 months have past.
I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass....and I'm all out of bubblegum. No wait I've just found another pack in my back pocket. Mmm tropical fruit bubblicious.

Offline Wirelizard

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The engines look great, I've been wondering about doing rotary engines like that for a couple of different pulp projects lurking in the back of my head and just building the cylinders up from card bits has turned out very, very nice indeed.

Can't wait to see it finished, are you doing the props by hand, borrowing from a kit, or just doing discs for spinning props?

Offline tin shed gamer

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 The props are done with cereal packet card and a cocktail stick.There actually very simple to do just haven't found the right angle to glue them at on the plane.its the old function vs form (pritty vs Am I going to be gluing them back on every time I move it.If I put them like this.)

Offline jp1885

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I can't believe that Fokker is scratch built - nice work!
Now do a steam traction engine - how you seen how much the Corgi ones go for on ebay?

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Thats not a bad idea.
It'd be a peice of cake,There's nothing to them really a couple of tubes and box shapes a few wheels job done.(Now I sound big headed!)If no one objects I'll do one before I do the Snow Kat.
I'm pritty sure it will simpler than the plane.So I'll up the stakes.
How about something to pull?
How about a 60pndr or a Howitzer?Or a thresher (I think I'd need some pic's though).
Same limited material's?
No time limit as I've no idea untill I've started just how fast it'll be.
I'm not getting carried away  lolJust think it'll be fun easier to store and something I'll use.(Alright might be a bit OTT just sounds like fun project)

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A big gun would be great :D

Offline tin shed gamer

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Then a BFG it is .

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And done.
The last picture is just to show why I've based the plane,so I can store the thing without tripping over it
« Last Edit: October 31, 2014, 01:52:58 PM by tin shed gamer »

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In total its taken 19 hours 36 minutes,this includes the repaint and new wheels.To answer an earlier question.The plane including base is 6oz.Thats roughly 140 grams.
In morning I'll be having toast.

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Outstanding build. 
Snitchy sends.
A bottle of scotch and two aspirin a day will greatly reduce your awareness of heart disease.
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Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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The finished model looks fantastic - very well done.

I have even started to search around for a suitable plane for me to build.

Tony

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That plane is a real beauty - bravo!

Offline joekano

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That is some amazing scratch building! Bravo! :-*
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Offline Constable Bertrand

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That's very spiffy. Nicely done! Well you have proved it's possible, I guess that has laid down the gauntlet for a few of us lol lol lol lol.

Thanks for taking the time!
Matt

Offline FramFramson

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Amazing work - many thanks from all of us!


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