Gotha WD-13 Seaplane 1/16 Scratchbuilt…
January 3, 2014 in Aviation
Hi, I’m back 🙂 I was away for a long time because of this baby nearly for a year. On January (last year) my friend asked about 1/16 scratchbuilt this sea plane for his collection. I tried to explain to him that not much information about it to built even a paper model! He declared that will accept what I may finished . This is an iron nut . I spent three monts to draw a model plan as correct as possible using small amount of data, a few photographs and a bad 3-view drawing.
After finishing 3D model on CAD form I planed contruction technics and materials. I used all I have : Laser cutting for fuselage and wing parts, silicon mouldings and resin castings for engine and struts, PE for detail parts, vac-u form for cowling parts etc…I spent nearly six months on workbench to built every details. There is no ready to glue part except an O-ring gasket for steering wheel 🙂 This is a real multi-media project : wood, ply, carbon stripes, leather, paper, sweat and blood (cut finger twice) .
Well at last we all satisfied what bring out here. I hope you may also. If you would like to see more progress photos here is link : http://ozkanturker.brinkster.net/Galeri/gothawd13/index.htm
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