Prototypes

Compulsive 1/72 scale model airplane builder…

amateur airplanes

So here is my traditional end of build, “let’s put em’ all together”, post. All four together are interesting in the fact that they all differ in appearance, yet share the most crucial element of flight. It’s also neat to look at the ones that made it to production and how they have become the aircraft that we know today.

The Yf-16 and YF-17 made for a fun side by side. I wanted to get the two competitors pictured together for a few shots. They both have gone on to be proven fighters.



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Scale Matters

My favourite scale also Dave…
We’re twins although I am 66 going on 10…

Plane Dave

Why work in only one scale?  And why did I choose the scale I did?

Two front line fighters of World War II.  One was in front line service at the very start of the war, one at the end.  But that diversity, and pace of development that makes the war endlessly fascinating. Two front line fighters of World War II. One was in front line service at the very start of the war, one at the end. But that diversity, and pace of development that makes the war endlessly fascinating.

The simplest answer would be that 1/48th just looks right to me.  But after the jump, I’ll offer the longer version of that answer.

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