SCRATCH BUILDING – Part 1.
I bought the front section of this kit and made some revisions to it. I went “Gung-Ho” as we call it here in America and “hand crafted” several more parts. I had no plans, nor measurements so I just looked at a few photos I had. Remember, this was before I had “internet” service, in fact I don’t think it was invented in the late 1980’s.
I worked with sheet plastic that I got at the local hobby shop, including some aluminum and copper. I had a professional circle cutter, so I attached my scribing needle and made the screen that fit just behind the prop hub.
Please notice that I included a home made valve stem with its’ cap. Recently a well known cast resin company produced a new set of wheel rims that has the tires attached, but the j**k never put on the tire’s valve stem’s nor its’ cap, so if you buy his set of tires, you have to make and install them.
Part Two will show another model and remember if I can do it…SO CAN YOU!
Rodney J. Williams
30 additional images. Click to enlarge.