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  • vultee35
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2005
    • 1713

    Real Aeroplane Company Max Holste Broussard - scratch built kit in 1/72 scale

    I had a flight in this aircraft back in 2017 and not long after, was asked if I could build a pair of model "Bruces" by a friend. There used to be a kit available but I discovered it went out of production. Since a few other modellers had an interest in the Broussard and I needed to make two, I decided the best way forwards was master patterns, followed by moulds and then some resin parts.

    The project started with a research trip taking photos and measurements and from those I drew up a three view to work from. The only drawing I found on the net was wildly inaccurate. A year later, the first prototype is complete and can be seen below.

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    A Photoshopped flying shot.
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    Stephen Carr

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  • vultee35
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2005
    • 1713

    #2
    Here's a few pictures from along the journey.....

    Fuselage templates.
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    The first sections cut to shape.
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    Most of the basic shapes for the sub assemblies.
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    Starting to look like a Broussard now.
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    Panel line scribing.
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    Mould making.
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    The first castings.
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    Starting to come together now.
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    Painting.
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    The custom made decals.
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    Stephen Carr

    Only dead fish swim with the stream.

    See my Websites Here

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    • J Boyle
      With malice towards none
      • Oct 2004
      • 9642

      #3
      Very impressive!
      There are many aircraft I wish they made kits of, be careful or I'll send you a wish list!
      There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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      • vultee35
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2005
        • 1713

        #4
        So what's on the wish list??
        Stephen Carr

        Only dead fish swim with the stream.

        See my Websites Here

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