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Rodney J. Williams
This show’s some photo’s of my clients 1/48 scale Apache helicopter.
This was my first “TRY” at making parts using a sheet of flat copper. I soldered the parts together.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.
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Paul Wilsford said on August 12, 2020
Well Rodney, you have an amazing talent.
Spiros Pendedekas said on August 12, 2020
This is truly beautiful craftmanship, Rodney!
Scott Snow said on August 12, 2020
Wow Rodney! That is amazing work.
Rodney J. Williams said on August 12, 2020
To Paul; Spiros & Scott:
There is more of this kind of work coming! I lucked out in the mid 1980’s by going to George Lee’s home and watching him “scratch-build;”(S.B.) parts for a totally S.B. model. He and another “SB” modeler by the name of John Alcorn worked together at a nuclear bomb lab near San Jose, CA and were in the same model club that I joined.
They wrote two books together and I got copies of both of them, which taught me just about everything I needed to know to S.B. model parts. So from the early 1990’s it was “cut and fit; cut and fit until it fits.”
My helo’s canon is up next.
My photos and written data is recorded so it will help other modelers build better stuff. I taught model building from 1984-2004 in San Jose, CA and we had about 10-15 guys at the workshop. I also learned from the other modelers.
Thanks for your comments: RJW
Marc Barris said on August 12, 2020
Stunning work, Fantastic.
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