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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:18 AM

This is a reissue of the ancient Revell kit in 1/39 scale (!!!). The hardest part of building this kit is doing the rigging. The kit is as flimsy and delicate as it looks, and that made rigging it a very touchy process.

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#2 Harry P.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:33 AM

Is that Orville there at the , um, controls? 1/39 scale? Were they trying to make sure it fit in a standard size box? that seems...odd.

looks great. Do you display it in flight?


I can never remember if it's Wilbur or Orville. I think they took turns! B)

Yeah, odd scale for sure. The kit's wingspan is about 12 inches.

Right now it's not displayed at all... I'm in the process of creating my "model room" and things are stored away until I get my act together!

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:12 AM

Very nice Harry.It looks like it was a bear to build?Sure looks authentic.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 07:35 AM

Geeze,Harry, I built this as a kid, and i didn't EVEN THINK of tryin ta wire that rascal! You did a GREAT job on it Daddy-O, it came out REAL nice!:) B)

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 09:09 AM

Harry- You think the rigging on this one was hard - Try out the AeroBase version in 1:72 scale. ;)

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:46 PM

And after the 1/72nd I believe there is one in 1/16 or 1/8. Hasegawa maybe?

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:52 PM

Hasegawa made a 1/16 and 1/8 scale version.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:42 PM

Excellent job on that, Wow that must have been a really frustrating build.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:55 PM

Orvile WAS flying that morning

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:01 AM

That is museum quality Harry. All the rigging is why I sold my copy of this kit, I just dont have nimble enough fingers or the patience to do it. Great job!

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:53 PM

Thanks, Lee!

Yeah, the rigging was a real project in and of itself, but worth the hassle.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:53 PM

Once again...MOST EXCELLENT !!