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Scratch built F18 Hornet.1/36 scale,copied from a 1/72 kit times 2 Made of pine.
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david leigh-smith said on November 25, 2018
Remarkable. You are a true craftsman, Derek. These works are beautifully sculpted and rendered.
Derek Matile said on November 25, 2018
Johannes Gerl said on November 25, 2018
Derek, that leaves me standing mouth open. Very impressive!
I’d love to learn more about your techniques. Milling, turning, sanding …?
Hi Johannes I just use the basic tools.For all the carving I use the yellow handle Stanly knives.To make wheels cut them out,drill a hole in the middle,nut and bolt place in chuck of drill,place in vice and use it as a laith.Very fine wet and dry to get a smooth finish.Regards Derek.
Robert Royes said on November 25, 2018
Another great one! how do you do the canopy?
Hi Robert I was waiting for someone to ask me that.Right,take a 4 inch square piece of wood about 10mm thick,cut out a shape the part it’s going to fit on the fuselage but make sure it’s one mm bigger all round.Shape a piece of wood of what the canopy should look like.Place a 4 inch square of 0.-5mm clear plastic over the wood attached with drawing pins.Drill a hole in the shaped wooden canopy and push in a piece of dowling.Now,you may laugh.Get two tins of Heinz beans place 2 inches apart.Gentle heat the plastic over a gas ring until soft.Shove the wooden canopy through the hole you’ve cut out,leave 5 minutes then trim. Thanks for the comment.
Remarkable, see beans are good for you.
Richard Mcstay said on November 25, 2018
Amazing work, it’s impressive hearing how you do it. I could only dream of something like this!
Matt Minnichsoffer said on November 26, 2018
That is an impressive scratch-build. True craftsmanship.
Derek Matile said on November 26, 2018
Marc Barris said on November 26, 2018
Amazing craftsmanship, Fantastic.
bob mack said on November 26, 2018
i’m flabbergasted with your talent
Thanks again Bob
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