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Marc Barris
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Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 8

February 20, 2018 · in Aviation · · 14 Comments

Well in the spirit of Rob Anderson, I decided to have a craft beer while I was taking pictures for part 8 of this build, I picked up a few bottles of beer when my Wife and I, as well as our dog Baily took a drive to the West Coast this week end, and we stopped over at a place called Darling, and the brewery was naturally called Darling Brewery, this brand is called Rogue Pony, and it sure kicks like one,

Back to the build so far,

I was planning on doing the cockpit detail, and instead started with the undercarriage, there are not much pictures on the net, so I zoomed in on some pictures, and also used the planes for scale and size.

Firstly I cut out the shape of the landing gear struts, 4 off and laminated them together, when that was dry, sanded them to shape. I then made the undercarriage hydraulic cylinders out of brass and aluminum rod.
I then made the nose gear strut out of Brass and aluminum tube, added a bit of detail, and installed the strut.

This does not sound like much, but it was a lot of work to get it to look ok.

I am going to make and aircraft that has been bought by the French Air Force, hence why I have already painted the propeller, I think it look pretty cool.

Off to the DRC tomorrow for a week and a half, then I will get building again.

Hope you like the progress so far.


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14 responses

  1. Progressing famously, are a true modeler in every sense of the word.

  2. Coming right along! Nice choice on the color scheme - that'll look great when done.

  3. Thats a mean looking aircraft Marc and will look fantastic in that scheme.

  4. Keep up the great work Marc! Looking fwd for the next pilatus post... Have a good time in DRC!

  5. You're keeping up a high standard of work on this project, that beer obviously helps.

  6. Wow Marc ! The details in the landing gear bays, AND the actual landing are simply amazing... I'm glad you picked the color scheme you did. I was hoping for that one.

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