looking for scale plane modelling tutition

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by steven gardner, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. steven gardner

    steven gardner New Member

    Hi. I am about to start up after a 30 year absence building model balsa wood planes to fly. My knowledge of this subject is years behind and i would welcome some hands on help in this long project. Learning new techniques and the use of new materials and glues and coverings together with understanding the new electronics and alternative engines would be so so helpful. Anybody out there? who would like to encourage me along and guide me through this massive maze?. I would be very grateful for such help and would appreciate with help or funding in return. I have waited 14 years to build my 1/5 scale spitfire and really want it to be something to be proud of. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello Steve

    Welcome
    have a look at the link below
    There are few forum members on here who are modellers and may be able to assist


    http://www.spitfireinmyworkshop.net/

    Regards
    Clive
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Steven,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    As a young boy most of my pocket money went on airfix model planes and then aged about 10, I started to made balsa wood plane kits made by Keilkraft (Unsure about spelling after 55 years).
    Spent many happy hours making WW1 and WW2 Planes of balsa and tissue paper.
    The balsa wood build I believe is still the same, but tissue paper has been replaced by the plastic type foil that is applied and heated by hair drier to tighten up. No smell of doping these days!! My planes only had rubber band power.
    So you see my modelling days with Balsa were years ago and perhaps the balsa is now laser cut and therefore more accurate than when I had to cut the parts out the hard way.

    I wish you well with your Spitfire build and it will be quite large when finished.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

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