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Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone¬†and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to [...]

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Triplane at Rhinebeck WW1 Jamboree

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Well these photos seal the deal! They were shot by my good friend Sean Curry who came up from Florida to enjoy the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome during the WW1 RC Jamboree. Check it out! Old Baron von Mini-Me looks pretty good! and he flew well also even after the wind kicked up during the RC [...]

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47th Annual RC Jamboree at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 09, 2013 No Comments

Had a marvelous weekend at the ORA. Lots of great things to see and the flying was great until Sunday when it got really windy! I flew the new giant Triplane several times with great success! Here are some photos! My Triplane slept at night under the wing of the Spirit of St. Louis Rebecca [...]

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Packing up!

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

As soon as we put the December 2013 issue of MAN to bed, I will be heading down the highway to the 47th annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s RC WW1 and Vintage Aircraft Jamboree. Triplane is all stowed way and ready to go. I will post photos from the event if I have a good WiFi [...]

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Adding Scale Details to a Pilot Figure

Sep 03, 2013 5 Comments

When we build large scale models, the small details really make the subject come to life. This is especially true with scale pilot figures and busts. For my recent 33% scale Fokker Triplane project, I needed a properly dressed aviator to fill out the cockpit. This is how I turned my Pilot Portraits (Mike Brent) [...]

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Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Aug 29, 2013 2 Comments

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are [...]

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How To: Apply Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Aug 24, 2013 10 Comments

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all [...]

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How to Make Straight Trailing Edges

Aug 21, 2013 5 Comments

I often see an otherwise fine-looking scale model degraded by a really poor trailing edge construction technique. All but a very few specially designed aircraft have sharp trailing edges on all their flying surfaces. For my scale models, I try to always strive to make the trailing edge sharp, straight and durable. The technique I [...]

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