Another scratch-built kit representing one of the most beautiful airplanes
ever built (I think). The real machine with a starting number 29 was placed
third during the first aerial meeting near Rheims in august 1909. The kit is
made of plastic sheet (the wing has it own construction, like the real plane).
A big help were the photos of the preserved engine in Krakow museum. The wood
was painted using the oil colours over a synthetic paint (Humbrol enamel) The
wheels are from HR model wheel set. The rigging is also kofix.
It was my first attempt to scratchbuilt an airplane, directly inspired by
Robert Karr's article at Internetmodeler. I used plastic sheet and a wire for
most of the construction. The wheels came from Eduard's M-S L. The rigging is
made from a kofix candle (a kind of coloured polyethylene used in the reparation
Another machine from the Rheims meeting, this time a winner of Gordon-Benett
cup. It is a 100% scratchbuilt including new rigged wheels, engine etc. The
main construction material is plastic - plastic sheets, the Evergreen o profiles
for the "fuselage" and the steel wir for the undercarriage. The wood
was painted using oil colours. The decals were printed by APC decals. I must
thanks to Karen Rychlewski for helping me with the documentation.