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Piper Pawnee Brave 375 1/32 Scale Scratch built

May 23, 2017 in Aviation

Finally Finished, with all my travels I finally had the chance of finishing this project, I made a few changes on the model since my last posting, Re built the canopy tub, new canopy, added the spray bars and spray nozzles, new paint job, air driven pump and plumbing.

I am in the middle of a move to Cape Town, so I finished this when the Boss (my Wife) gave me time off.

This will certainly not be the last scratch build project I will do, I had so much fun doing this and I have plans to build a Pilatus PC 6 next.

Hope you like the build.

Marc

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39 responses to Piper Pawnee Brave 375 1/32 Scale Scratch built

  1. Very nice build. Great work.
    Those little “Agro-planes” always look a bit funny with their high canopy. πŸ˜‰

  2. Thanks for the comment Hans, they do look a little strange don’t they.

  3. Very cool and comic looking aircraft. Beautiful work. No registration…?

  4. Beautifully done! An odd, but interesting aircraft. Thanks for sharing, Marc.

  5. Simply amazing work. You are to be congratulated on a very fine build.

  6. So cool! I’ve wanted to see some 1/48 “crop dusters” for years but have never found any. Your scratch-built model is really awesome Marc. I’ve always thought those planes had a bit of a predatory look about them, even a military sort of appearance. Hey, they might do good service as “ground support”?!!? πŸ™‚
    Wait. They already do ground support don’t they? πŸ™‚

  7. That is simply fantastic craftsmanship, my friend…looking forward to the PC-6.

  8. Hey Gary, yes they do use them for ground support, thanks for the kind comment.

  9. Great to see a Pawnee, and scratch built at that fantastic effort Marc. I remember seeing these buzzing over the fields at home, Glider tow too – tough little aeroplane – great subject Marc – thanks.

  10. Awesome build Marc. You Sir, definitely have some skills………… and patience. Two thumbs up !!!! I really like it.

    As a child I can remember watching these as they worked spraying crops. It amazed me at how low these pilots flew and how tight they turned. Then later in life, a local restaurant had the fuselage of one mounted into one of the outside walls, so that it looked as if the plane had crashed into it. This drew quite a bit of attention. Sadly one of the hurricanes that passed through later “removed” it for them………………. It was never replaced.

    Cool plane !!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Hey there Louis, that must have looked really cool, Yes indeed I remember the old AG Cats and the Pawnee’s as a young lad working the farm lands, I remember them flying under power lines. Thank you for your kind comment.

  11. Fantastic build Marc! I don’t build much in the way of civi aircraft, but I recently saw where they “weaponized” these for coin role, and may try my hand at a military version.

    By the way – one of my sets of in-laws are from Cape Town, and if my daughter and son-in-law ever move back, I’ll look you up. Right now they are in US and headed for Croatia…

  12. Hey there Greg, Its great to hear from you, yes please do look me up, it would be great to have a chat and meet you. We can talk models around a braai.
    Thanks for your kind comment.

  13. Wow what a great built. I like the subject too as it’s not so familiar in our country, this type of crop dusting. Great model!

  14. Looks great !! I’ve seen actual aircraft up close and flying.

  15. Fantasties ou maat!!! A real winner any way you look at it. Well done Marc. You have my vote at the Nats in PE for this one!!

  16. Well done, Marc. Very nice project.

  17. Marc, phenominal work! Shame there isn’t an injected kit, it has this goofy charm!

  18. Really fantastic work Gary. Looks great

  19. Marc, well done, if you could get this positioned in a field it would probably look like the real thing. Very nice !

  20. Fantastic work, Marc, you must be very pleased with the result. I can’t help thinking it would make a cool radio control model, complete with working crop spray equipment……..

  21. Indeed, that would be something. Thanks for your kind comment.

  22. Hat off – It’s simply amazing! You are a stracthbuilding master!

  23. Thank so much for your kind comment Gabor.

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