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278. Miniature Perfection

27/11/2016

I’m honoured that so many modellers have come to us for advice on building Bristol Scout models around the world, and I’ve come across plastic models at 1/72 scale as well as RC models at 33% and 35%, from France, Wales and Canada.

But Germany is home to a large number of large-scale RC models, and Marcus Gottwald is starting work on a simply magnificent 25% scale model. He’s been in touch with me about the details and I have to show you the results of his work so far.

Gottwald Le Rhone cylinder, 3D printed

Gottwald Le Rhone cylinder, 3D printed

The water-jet cut metal parts

The water-jet cut metal parts

... bent and folded

… bent and folded

The front engine mounting plate is stunning; to weld it without distortion is amazing!

The front engine mounting plate is stunning; to weld it without distortion is amazing!

And here are the controls. Marcus tells me the grip on the stick was made using a 3D printer he made himself at home.

And here are the controls. Marcus tells me the grip on the stick was made using a 3D printer he made himself at home.

... and here they are, more complete. The red blip switch actually works!

… and here they are, more complete. The red blip switch actually works!

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