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Dornier Do.18 recognition model

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:55 pm
by solidmodeler
Carved from the US Navy ID series of plans. 1/72 scale in basswood. Still in progress-
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Re: Dornier Do.18 recognition model

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:20 pm
by seawings
Hi Solidmodeler,

Another masterpiece underway.....!

Gorgeous!

It's actually quite striking how attractive these models appear in natural wood colour. I bet that would look fabulous just finished in a wood stain type varnish.

What skills you have..!

Thanks for the post,

Cheers,

Re: Dornier Do.18 recognition model

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:38 am
by HO229
Inspiring… What tool do you prefer using when cutting the accents for the windows and panel lines?
The wood looks like bass wood, a very nice working wood…
It is rich with beauty and grace in its natural state.
Wood is a wonderful medium to work in!

I may be a little bias ;)


Dave

Re: Dornier Do.18 recognition model

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:45 am
by solidmodeler
Thanks Bryan and Dave,
I draw the window outlines, gently scribe them with a knife and retrace the scribed lines with the pointed metal tip of a pair of drafting dividers (or compass).

Bryan, I agree, the natural wood looks nice, it is tempting to leave it that way. I have a nice chunk of mahogany large enough to make another Dornier. THAT would really look cool.

Re: Dornier Do.18 recognition model

PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:10 am
by seawings
solidmodeler wrote:Thanks Bryan and Dave,
I draw the window outlines, gently scribe them with a knife and retrace the scribed lines with the pointed metal tip of a pair of drafting dividers (or compass).

Bryan, I agree, the natural wood looks nice, it is tempting to leave it that way. I have a nice chunk of mahogany large enough to make another Dornier. THAT would really look cool.


I'd buy it........ ;)