Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Billy Leliveld, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. It's the first time i start a thread on building a model, but there is a first time for everything in life..
    In my never ending quest for "The right stuff", X-planes, Prototypes and dead-end developments I found Roman (aka Kampfflieger) Vasyliev's McDonnell XV-1 convertiplane.
    It' s only 2 sheets of parts, and 2 of information
    I like the way Kampfflieger let you decide how to build it, there are no 'tabs' and the detailing is very nice

    Cheers, Billy

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  2. I' ve printed the model on metallic card stock, as the original plane
    Starting with the interieur of the cockpit..
    The big pink thing on the left in my own thumb..

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  3. Buckle up.... it has even safetybelts

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  4. The first part of the fuselage, it has an in and an out-side, the "glass" is inbetween..

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  5. OldSalt

    OldSalt Member

    Wow! You have my respect for attempting one with so much "glass". The thumb looks very realistic too - are you sure it was made of paper??? LOL
  6. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Metallic paper was a great choice. I think this is gonna be a good build *claps*.
  7. kampfflieger

    kampfflieger Member

    Well done, Billy!

    Waiting for finished model!
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Excellent start, Billy! That metallic skin looks great!

  9. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Looks good, good luck on the glass, looking great so far!
  10. Thank you all for the support, Specialy from Roman, I'm a big fan of your work and your choice of strange aircraft. Specialy those German x-planes; there are some strange birds developed in those days

    For the next parts I used a special glue that turnes transprant after a while..
    bit difficult , because it takes an hour to dry..

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  11. Look Mama, no tabs!

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  12. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    HOLY %*()#%

    that is totally awesome Billy

    Great job

  13. OldSalt

    OldSalt Member

    Wow! What is that glue????
  14. It's called Model Master Clear parts cement & window maker, Made by Testor Corp ,it is American www.testor.com
    I bought it at my local modelshop here in Rotterdam
    (which is quite big actually)
    Cheers, Billy
  15. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Great to have no tabs!

    Sorry, Billy, I didn't catch - where did you get the "glass" from?
  16. The "glass" I cut from transparent sheet, Normaly you use them for "overhead" sheets, but the nice thing about them that you can print on it, with an normal inkjet-printer
    Should be available from an office surplies or printshop
    Cheers, Billy
  17. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Got it, thanks!
  18. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    What a beauty. Your subject matter is also nice. I agree the thumb is most impressive also, lifelike.
  19. :grin: This one is bigger than life...
  20. The front is finished, now working on the fuselage..

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