This is a bit of a departure from my normal fare, but it’s something I’ve had in mind for a long time. A scratch build from original drawings of an aero engine. In this case, a licence built version of the Hispano-Suiza 8F.
It’s past time for another post about the Chris Craft build. This activity was always intended as one to learn the new techniques required for marine models on. Because of that, it is effectively pacing the Miss Severn build, and only getting attention when I need to practise or prototype something for that primary project. Continue reading Chris Craft 19ft 1940 Barrel Back – Dumas 1:8 (Part 6)
This is the final installment in the build of this model as it is now complete and can be viewed in the Gallery section of this blog.
Having completed the stand and ancillaries for the model, the next section is about building the main affair: the engine proper. Continue reading Clerget 9B– Hasegawa 1:8 white metal kit (Part 2)
As I mentioned at the end of my last post, I’ve been taking a small break from the boat building to assemble Hasegawa’s white metal version of their 1:8 scale Clerget 9B engine.
A fair amount of work has gone on since the last post on this build, though there isn’t a huge amount to describe.
As I was getting a bit cheesed off with the problems with the Chris Craft Barrel Back model, and also because of the apparent mountain to be climbed to get a decent set of fittings for it, I decided to take a bit of a modelling holiday. My motivation was waning so I opted to tackle a smaller project to replenish it.
Enter Airfix’s 1:72 WWII RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set…