scratch-built models and the art of scratchbuilding
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Scratchbuilt “Bosphorus Steamer Ferry”: 1/100 S/S KANLICA
This time a different thing from the long past. This is 1/100 scratchbuilt model of S/S Kanlıca which was one of the nine sisters passenger steamers served in Istanbul Bosphorus in different lines including Prince ‘s islands since [...]
Another Bosworth Beauty: 1/32 Ryan B.1 Brougham – "The MGM plane"
Another one from Bill. From his e-mail: In 1927 MGM contracted with Ryan to take a B1 Brougham and to convert it to carry Leo the MGM lion on a promotional tour of the East Coast. The plane was modified with the installation of a cage [...]
Last one: Bill Bosworth's 1/32 scratchbuilt Bell YFM-1 Airacuda
"I'm not worthy!" Erik Shilling, who actually flew this contraption in 1940, told me it had to be towed to the takeoff point on the runway to avoid overheating, and because it was all-electric, if you lost the generator (as he [...]
Bill Bosworth – 1/32 scratchbuilt Fw-189 "Uhu"
One of those "I think I'll take up stamp collecting after seeing this" models. 1/32 scratchbuilt Fw-189 "Uhu" in winter camouflage.
More Bill Bosworth – Republic Rainbow airliner
1/48 scratchbuilt Republic Rainbow. Probably one of the most beautiful multi-engine propeller airplanes ever flown. Had the Air Force picked it up, there was a plan at the end of the war for American Airlines to use it as a high-speed [...]
Bill Bosworth’s scratchbuilt Fokker T-2
Bill would kill me with his bare hands were I to actually refer to him as "the legendary Bill Bosworth," but in fact that title is true, though it should never be used since he would deny all. So just remember, you never read [...]
Industrial Locomotives AKA "Critters"
In the real world of railroading there are three levels of diesel locomotives; the high horsepower locomotives produced by General Electric and Electro Motive, the medium 2000 HP units, followed by heavy duty switch engines in the 100-125 [...]
Imperial Chinese Turret Ship "DING YUEN"
The "DING YUEN" (or Tingyuan) had a curious place in naval history. Built in Germany and equipped with state of the art Krupp guns, it served as the Imperial fleet's flagship. It's design was part of the warship evolution of the [...]
Higgins PT Boat 1/72 Scratch Built
This is a 78 ft. Higgins class PT boat used in the Mediterranean theater.I was able to locate a set of drawings showing how the boat was configured. I used an old Revell PT-109 hull cutting it down to 78 ft. and then put a new transom on [...]
Area 51--Secret files revealed from the 1950's!
After you view these photos erase them from your computer...and, if questioned, swear you've never seen them before...I'll see if I can locate the flying disc pictures, if so I'll post them..but you didn't hear this from me.