In the 1/144 beginning..

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Texman, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Texman

    Texman Guest

    In the beginning, there is a kit. Then, there was photoshop. And photoshop is good. Ray sees the kit and it is good. Ray and photoshop
    beget the rescaling.

    Here is the beginning of the next attempt...

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  2. Texman

    Texman Guest

    And the total pages

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  3. rmks2000

    rmks2000 Member

    You sir, are a masochist. :wink:

    I admire anyone that can work with such tiny pieces. I'm too clumsy even with tweezers and a magnifier.
  4. cbg

    cbg Member

    I agree. . .but it takes all kinds to give the hobby "balance".

    Texman, here's a photo essay on a scratch-built 1:144 Tiger I thought you might find inspiring.

    No card to speak of, but you have to admire the skill.

  5. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    ...and the rescaling begets amazement and wonder...
    Looks GOOD Texman!!!
    I would say, It is not tiny unless the entire page fits on a business card!!!
    Set the bar my friend!
  6. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Well Phil, each page of the model would fit on a business card, I just
    get 12 cards to the page!!
  7. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member


    Ray: For a guy who signs his posts "Don't squat with yer spurs on", this is PDT (=Pretty D**n Tiny), or otherwise, "Painscale"

    However, as one who rescales everthing he touches to 1:35, go for it!!
  8. Texman

    Texman Guest


    I build with a combination of 67# cardstock and 24# paper.

  9. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Here is the assembled cockpit. One day, I will take clear macro pictures!

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  10. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    Would you believe that I use 110lb cardstock for everything?
    Even my tiny ships.
    Pics look great Texman (where's my drool-cup?).
  11. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Here is the next picture, the most of the fuselage is complete. There is one area just aft of the cockpit I am not happy with. It looks fine in
    person, but shows up horrendously in the pictures.

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  12. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    and I thought I was a perfectionist!
    Great job Ray!
    Tip: if you whisper into the ear of the tiny artist inside your camera that he/she is doing a good job, the pics will come out better!
  13. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Here is tonights installment. The engine is most of the Oberursel U.I, designed by Robert Schulten. I say most, because some parts are just
    to small for this scale. It still contains 13 parts.
    Oh, the white dot is the paper removed from a standard hole punch.


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  14. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    I would accuse you of being a very small sized person but as we all know...
    EVERYTHING'S BIGGER? in texas???
    DAMNNN Ray, (drooling) don't you even TRY to impress us anymore...I don't think it is possible.
  15. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Hey Ray............. what if you wound thread around each cylinder to represent the fins?........... just kidding!:grin:

    Ain't no way I can work on something that small.......... and it not be rolled into a ball of paper.

    Can't wait to see the finished plane.............ummm are you going to do the bullets for the machine gun?:grin:

  16. Texman

    Texman Guest

    John..This is actually the fourth incarnation of the engine. I tried the original, didn't work. Tried a couple of FG engines to put in the plane,
    didn't like them either. Even thought of the thread idea as well, but
    it would be seriously out of scale. Might try to pencil in some cooling fins,
    just gotta check it. The picture is rather misleading, both in clarity of the
    engine, and the appearance of its size!!

  17. Richard

    Richard Member



    I fiddled around a bit with the engine files and this is the result,veeeeeeeeeeery small....:)
    Hope it's of any use for you.


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  18. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Richard, many thanks. I double layered both sets of cylinders, then put
    those together. After adding a couple of fiddly bits, this is what I
    came up with. Out of the three attempts I have, I know my choice.

    I would appreciate ya'lls input as to which engine you might use out of the three.



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  19. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    I know nothing of the subject itself but I like the engine next to that trash can lid...
    I mean...the hole punch center.
    Even though I know it is real (I've seen your work!) it is still really hard to believe.
  20. Tirta

    Tirta Member

    Hi Ray,

    Very small and very nice build.
    Can you tell me what is this kit originally?



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