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Part 1. Pilatus PC Mk 21, 1/32 scale, Scratch Build

December 24, 2017 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.9K

Here are the first build pictures of the PC Mk 21,

What I did first was trace all the rib sections and fuselage halves onto tracing paper and transfer them to a sheet of plastic card.

Once I completed that I started to cut everything out and sand it down, I then matched up the fuz halves and drilled holes to join them together, you will see the match sticks I used to keep the two halves together, the reason for the two haves is so that I can vac u form the two haves when I have finished shaping the fuselage halves.
I then cut all the rib sections in half taking the thickness of the fuz halves into consideration and started gluing the rib sections into place.

The next step will be filling the gaps between the rib sections with balsa wood, and then shaping them with sand paper ready for Vac u forming.

Hope you like it so far, now its time to celebrate Christmas.

Please PM me if you have any questions.

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16 responses

  1. Looking forward to watching this scratch build of yours Marc. Furthermore, have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  2. How you build these planes amazes me... I don't know if I could manage something like this. Like Tom I will be following along too...

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friend...

  3. I can but only echo the thoughts that Tom & Louis have expressed. 🙂

  4. I'll be tagging along for reasons you well know. It sounds so simple but you've had the experience with fantastic results. Have a good one!

  5. Merry Christmas, Marc and to ALL at iModeler!

    I'll be another follower of this build!

  6. You're off to a "flying" start, Marc, have a good break at Christmas.

  7. Hi Marc. Merry Christmas! This is another WINNER in the making. Please take us through this build step by step. Like to see how all this takes shape!

    • Hey Morne, Merry Christmas, I hope Santa remembered the Kits. I will post how I do the build, If anybody wants to know anything that I might miss out on, just PM me. Thanks for the comment Buddy.

  8. I'm looking forward to seeing your work evolve! Fantastic creativity! Merry Christmas!

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