|Project by GaryK||posted 09-03-2012 08:14 AM||2938 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
I haven’t been working out in the shop for a while. I had been working inside where it’s cool.
I spent about the last 6 months building an 1/8” scale Sopwith Camel plane. A very large kit with about 1200 pieces.
The last time I made a case it was for my model wooden ship which I used glass for the case. But with this one being about 44” x 30” x 14” tall, I decided to use plastic instead.
This is hanging in my living room above a large window. I plan on making a Fokker DR1 plane later to balance out the display on either side of my daughters picture.
The case is made from mahogany finished using my standard reddish-brown dye and poly.
The plane is actually hanging by the tail in the case and the case is mounted to the wall using a french cleat.
I took a lot of pictures of the plane while I was building it, so if anyone is interested I could probably do a decent blog on it’s construction. It is mostly wood after all.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX