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Old 08-29-2009, 09:27 PM
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Default 1/6 scale airco DH-2 scratchbuild

hi,i'm building a DH-2 from scratch. i wont be useing any laser cutting just a table and scroll saw plus the usual hand tools. this plane will have a fully working cockpit and even the knome motor will spin with the electric motor. this will be a highly detailed museum quality build.i thought about useing fiberglas for the front of the fuse or even wood laminations over a skeliton frame. after alot of heming and hawing i decided to vacuform the piece. it's a very formidable piece to produce with all it's compound curves. i'm going to form it in 2 pieces as my vacu system is only 10"x10" and then glue together, fill and sand. i'll be useing very thick 0.60 black styrene. i made the plugs out of very hard balsa. i always put a car wax or silicone wax on the surface of the plugs and buff them out when they are complete. i use a little talcum powder on them just before i form the plastic over them. i used litho plate and small rivets for the banding. here are a few pics of the work so far.
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