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#21 Art Anderson

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

Scratchbuilt, yes... but he's not making that internal stuff up out of thin air. He must have an incredibly detailed set of plans from somewhere that he's working from.

Harry, virtually all American aircraft manufacturer's engineering drawings since the very early 1930's exist someplace.  For example,Boeing Aerospace (who also bought out North American [builder of the P-51 Mustang] and Vought-Sikorsky [Vought produced the F4U Corsair series]) maintains a very complete historical archive of their aircraft drawings, as well as drawings from the companies they absorbed, and they are available for a price.  The same is true of Lockheed and Northrop-Grumman.  Many of these drawings have been published in aircraft enthusiast magazines over the years as well.

 

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#22 Jantrix

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:12 AM

I regard builders like this, as just guys like us..........................with an obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

And you might think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm really not.


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#23 jaydar

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

As i recall he is a retired dentist. And the scale he is working in is about double what we do, having said that the man is an artist in at least 3 different arts.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

He`s realllllly reallllly good!!!!

 

 

 

At Photoshop :P



#25 Harry P.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

I can see having that kind of talent, what floors me is the amount of time he obviously has to put into any one model. I would lose my patience and interest long before I ever came close to finishing one.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Check out this guy www.rojasbazan.com. He does much the same thing. He also has a youtube channel under the same name, rojasbazan. He's even built a very large scale B-17. So large it looks to be stored in his yard. Both of these guys are far more than builders...more like very fine scale creators.



#27 SuperStockAndy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Redefines "rivet counters" :lol: 

 

Phenomenal work right there...



#28 mysterj1

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

This kind of dedication just goes to prove if you want to build it, it can be done.  We have some amazing builders of our own here!



#29 pharoah

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Truly amazing work.  He can't have much of a social life. ^_^

 

Gerald Wingrove does some spectacular  car models. All hand built from brass,and he even casts the rubber tires. 

Even his are nothing like this.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Harry, virtually all American aircraft manufacturer's engineering drawings since the very early 1930's exist someplace.  For example,Boeing Aerospace (who also bought out North American [builder of the P-51 Mustang] and Vought-Sikorsky [Vought produced the F4U Corsair series]) maintains a very complete historical archive of their aircraft drawings, as well as drawings from the companies they absorbed, and they are available for a price.  The same is true of Lockheed and Northrop-Grumman.  Many of these drawings have been published in aircraft enthusiast magazines over the years as well.

 

Art

Absolutely correct, but factory data and drawings are not readily available to hobbiests or anyone outside the professional aviation repair industry. Even those of us withinn the industry sometimes have to walk over hot coals to get exactly what we need; that's why I mentioned other, open-market sources for historical aircraft data. You can even buy the stuff on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e71fcc842


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 04 February 2013 - 12:48 PM.


#31 Harry P.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Absolutely correct, but factory data and drawings are not readily available to hobbiests or anyone outside the professional aviation repair industry. Even those of us withinn the industry sometimes have to walk over hot coals to get exactly what we need; that's why I mentioned other, open-market sources for historical aircraft data. You can even buy the stuff on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e71fcc842

 

Whoah! That's pretty cool!



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

He is awsume.....l can't build a models without my instructions....



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

Absolutely correct, but factory data and drawings are not readily available to hobbiests or anyone outside the professional aviation repair industry. Even those of us withinn the industry sometimes have to walk over hot coals to get exactly what we need; that's why I mentioned other, open-market sources for historical aircraft data. You can even buy the stuff on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item1e71fcc842

If I have the money, I know what Dad's getting for his birthday.

 

Sometimes, he finds stick-and-tissue not quite challenging enough.... :blink:

 

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