1/48 UC-70 (Howard DGA-15) Scratchbuild

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  1. hawkeye2an

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    No kit and probably never will be. So scratchbuilding is the only option.

    Pic 1 - photo of what I'm going for

    Pic 2 - plans and carved wood fuselage pattern

    Pic 3 - tail surfaces, struts, wheel spats from a Stinson Reliant, cowling modified from a Mr. Mulligan and engine from Engines Things.
     

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    impressive begining!!!!
     
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    look forward to your build.....:D
     
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    Good luck, I'd be affraid to start something like this . . . Looking forward
    croato
     
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    Pic 1 - Vacuformed fuselage half

    Pic 2 - Wing made from laminated sheet styreen
     

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    Very nice work, well done!
     
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    Great stuff!! Looking forward to the final outcome.
     
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    Made quite a bit of progress recently.

    Pic 1 - fuselage. looks a little rough, but most of that will be covered by the clear part you see in pic 3. the rest will be putty.

    Pic 2 - the process for masking the windows. Plan piece has been glued to masking tape. It will be cut out and placed over clear part.

    Pic 3 - All the major components are done. Kind of hung up on how to attach wings. Originally planned to cut clear part out and attach entire wing, but the clear molding is much stronger than I anticipated. Now I'm thinking of cutting the wing and attaching it to the clear. The struts will give it the strength I need, just like the really thing. Still running through it all in my head. With 5 other projects going I'm in no real hurry.
     

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    Excellent work! Maybe a slot cut in the clear part, with a spar on the underside of the wing? The clear part might lose some rigidity when cut, hence the spar between the wing, as a centre section reinforcement.
     
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    Thanks Terry. I think I'll give that a try. Don't know why I'm having such a MENTAL block on this. If I jack it up I can always vac a new part and start over.
     
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    True! The beauty of home-made vac-form !
     
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    I finally decided to jump off the fence and try to get this finished. I will be working on it in between the other 3 builds I've got going now. Decided to cut the wings and run a couple of brass rods through the clear parts and into the wings. Should be able to keep the clear part's rigidity and be able to glue and putty the wings onto it.
     

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    Making fantastic progress Hawkeye, looks good!
     
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    Wow! Beautiful job of scratch building
     
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    It sure is ! Coming along nicely by the look of it.
     
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