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Wright Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

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Orvile WAS flying that morning

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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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Thanks, Lee!

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

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Once again...MOST EXCELLENT !!

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