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  • Meanwhile, another giant palette wood airplane

    While still trying to summon the courage to finish the final version of my Gotha bomber, I got sidetracked and stumbled upon some plans from two years ago: a giant four-engined brother to my earlier Fokker Trimotor... The ultimate 1930's dieselpunk engine.

    THe plans were designed for 1/2 in and 1/4 in. Craft wood, so I copied them to a plank of discarded palette wood of approximately the right thickness and adjusted the tabs on the fly. All in all, I ran through 4 saw blades but for now I got myself another giant toy plane for my collection and another ton of ideas of things I could.do better in the ñext version.

    OK, technics:
    4-engine vintage semi-scale toy plane. Span = 16 1/2 in.scale = 1/72, roughly (*)
    Wood = 1/2 and 1/4 in. Craft- or hardwood (on plans)
    20 pieces (final version will have 16)
    6 woodscrews

    ​​​​​ (*) Yes, I did plan to put some 1/72 British paratroopers figurines from my wargaming days into the picture, however I must have mislaid my stack after my last game 5 years ago and the only thing I could find were my 1/72 Roman legionnaires.

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