IMAM RO-1..solid wood + Card

Discussion in 'Kit Announcements' started by gera, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. gera

    gera Member

    Hi guys:

    Here is a pic of a 1:48 scale Italian Imam Romeo RO-1. All parts are dry fitted at the moment. Look at the machine gun carrier and the spoke wheels are card, the tire is an "O" ring.. :D .....The fuselage and landing gear are wood and the engine is made of Epoxi, made from a plastic engine mold in Playdo :lol: :lol:........card and wood seem to love each other!!!! :) :)
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Looks good Gera!

    Is that paint or aluminum on the cowling?

  3. gera

    gera Member

    Hi John:

    Thanks.It´s paint over cardboard. Saw your P-51, it looks great, good job!!!!
  4. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Thanks Gera!

    Your threads on wooden planes made me pull out oneI started a long time ago. I got frustated and shelved it...........but you just might make me take it out and give it another go.

    It started out as a balsa kit of the Japanese Rufe. Didn't want to put tissue on it so I just started covering it with balsa sheets.

    Hope you like my attempt.

    Now that I know you can mix wood and paper and not cause a big explosion, it just might get resurected! :D

    Keep up the good work!

  5. gera

    gera Member

    Hey John:

    Beautifull Rufe (a Guillow?)......You know wood better than me, a good sanding with 250, 500, 800 , and a finish with a 1500 sandpaper and the wood shines!!!!....keep at it, you will have a winner.
    With stick and tissue I did that, usually covered the model with 1/32 sheeting(folder card) and varnish. I don't use dope just a mixture of turpentine and varnish, two coats and it usually is enough to seal the card and the wood.
    If you want some pretty plans let me know I have a collection of many Cleveland Model & Supply Co. of the 1930's!!!!!...I have many with "Printed Wood"!!!!!!!...really old stuff, but incredibly accurate plans.
    Boy we sure have fun with our models!!!!!

    See You.

    P.S. Many years ago I did the last P-26 of the Guatemalan Air Force(Cleveland Model & Supplay SF-22.)
    The real plane was sold to the Smithsonian at its the one at the Air Museum In Washington D.C.

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