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    Post up the builds that you're most impressed by, regardless of subject. I'll start things off with this 1:72 scale model of the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh famously flew across the Atlantic. It's a really old molding, but this guy did an amazing job of turning it into a presentable model.

    http://hsfeatures.com/sslrm.htm
    Originally posted by Dan
    My name is Edward

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    I recently picked up a 1:72 Airfix Nakajima B5N1 "Kate" bomber and was looking at picking up another Hobby Boss kit — a Mitsubishi A5M2 — as a companion. This is an incredible build and something I will definitely aspire to.
    Background: In 1934, the Imperial Japanese Navy issued a specification for an advanced fighter with a maximum speed of 350 km/h (220 mph) at 3,000 m (9,840 ft) and able to climb to 5,000 m (16,400 …
    Originally posted by Dan
    My name is Edward

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cameron View Post
      Post up the builds that you're most impressed by, regardless of subject. I'll start things off with this 1:72 scale model of the Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh famously flew across the Atlantic. It's a really old molding, but this guy did an amazing job of turning it into a presentable model.

      http://hsfeatures.com/sslrm.htm
      I built an NYP back in the '70s! I assume it was the same 1/72 Testor's, but my memory is a bit fuzzy...
      2011 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Sport 6MT • 2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew FX4 Lariat
      2013 Can-Am Spyder RS-S • 1974 Honda CL125S • "Bultakenstein" – 1977 Bultaco Roadster (project)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tanshanomi View Post

        I built an NYP back in the '70s! I assume it was the same 1/72 Testor's, but my memory is a bit fuzzy...
        Yeah, the Testors kit is the Hawk model that's been around since forever. I have one in my stash that I plan on building to a similar standard.
        Originally posted by Dan
        My name is Edward

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        • #5
          I built mine to the "12 year old getting it done by dinnertime" standard.
          2011 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Sport 6MT • 2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew FX4 Lariat
          2013 Can-Am Spyder RS-S • 1974 Honda CL125S • "Bultakenstein" – 1977 Bultaco Roadster (project)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tanshanomi View Post
            I built mine to the "12 year old getting it done by dinnertime" standard.
            It's a dead simple kit. One color. There's not a whole lot of difference between the two build styles from five feet away, I'd wager.
            Originally posted by Dan
            My name is Edward

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            • #7
              Here's a nice build of the Ed Heath Baby Bullet race plane: http://hyperscale.com/2007/features/babybulletpd_1.htm

              And the plans if you'd like to build a full-size one: http://plans-for-everything.com/down...babybullet.pdf
              Originally posted by Dan
              My name is Edward

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cameron View Post
                And the plans if you'd like to build a full-size one: http://plans-for-everything.com/down...babybullet.pdf
                If I ever build a full-size airplane it's either going to be:
                • a Volksplane VP-1, because it's the most practical and feasible one to attempt;
                • a Taylor Mini-Imp, because it's the airplane I'd really wish to end up owning after the nearly-impossible task of building a plane from scratch; or
                • a RANS S-9 Chaos because it's pretty much the middle ground between the two.
                2011 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Sport 6MT • 2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew FX4 Lariat
                2013 Can-Am Spyder RS-S • 1974 Honda CL125S • "Bultakenstein" – 1977 Bultaco Roadster (project)

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                • #9
                  An impressive scratchbuilt 1:144 scale aircraft tug:
                  Description and pictures of scratch built 1/144 scale modern military aircraft tow tractor (tug)
                  Originally posted by Dan
                  My name is Edward

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                  • #10
                    All hail DER PANZERPORSCHE!
                    Originally posted by Dan
                    My name is Edward

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                    • #11
                      Really digging this Cessna T-41 (military 172) build. I wish there were more civilian aircraft available in 1:72 scale.

                      http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.co...models/00.shtm

                      Originally posted by Dan
                      My name is Edward

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