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Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build, Part 4

Here we go again, I did quite a lot of work since the last post, I want to get some build time in before I make another trip to the DRC, so this is what I have done since the last post.

1. Shaped a spinner from Balsa wood and vac form.
2. Laminate 2 x 1mm thick plastic card for the propeller blades.
3. Shaped the blades, drill and install mounting pins.
4. Make up propeller hub. ( with the propeller blades installed in the “feathered” position it looks like it’s going at a 1000mph)
5. finish and paint engine and nose gear wheel well.( lots of wiring and piping to get it to look ok)
6. Glue in fire walls and engine into cowl.
7. I will scribe in all the panel lines and install the exhausts when I mount the nose to the fuselage.
Now for the cockpit………………………

It does not sound like a lot of work, but it was quite exhausting to get the look right.

I hope you all approve, please feel free to comment.

Let me know if you are still interested in regular posts and if I I am explaining things ok for you to follow. Please feel free to PM me if you would like more information.


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23 responses to Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale, Scratch Build, Part 4

  1. You continue to amaze, Marc….outstanding craftsmanship, sir.

  2. Blikemmer!!!!!. Looking great as always buddy.

  3. You are a master craftsman for sure. I always look forward to the next edition of progress with your builds. I especially like the in progress photos and explanation of how you accomplished building the parts. It’s really cool when the parts come together !!!

  4. As I said before, at this rate you are definitely going to finish this one by Easter. I definitely enjoy reading your build log so keep them coming.

  5. Like others, I’m amazed at your skills. I enjoy your write-ups and hope you continue them.

    Yes, this would not be a candidate for the Frying Pan Challenge, but I can see where flustration (my own word – flustered + frustration = flustration) might get the better of a lesser craftsman!

  6. Amazing stuff, kit makers can’t match what you are doing here Marc, one-of-a-kind!

    • Cheers Michel, that is what I wanted to do, I got so tired of building Me109’s, Fw 190’s, Spitfires etc, it just got boring. All the stuff I wanted to build was never available in 1/32 scale or will never be available. That is basically what made me decide to build my own kits, I don’t think you will ever find a 1/32 scale Porter or Pc 21. Thank you for your kind comments.

  7. You have a rare talent Marc.

  8. Loving the progress Marc! Keep those updates coming…!

  9. Another NATS winner in my book!!! Just AWESOME Marc!!!

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