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Here is the latest model construction animation from Tom Grigat of Germany.  Some new techniques and a surprise ending.  Borden Battery

 

Tom Grigat – Sopwith Camel, Artesania Latina Model Kit, 1/16 scale

 

 

 

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Here are some other model assembly animations which inform and entertain.  Borden Battery

 

·         Tom Grigat - Red Baron's famous triplane "Fokker Dr. I": 750 pieces in motion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXnSrO2nkBw

 

·         Tom Grigat Phoenix into the box...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hztKgVhoLug

 

·         Tom Grigat Roden Gotha G.V. Night Bomber in 1/72 - Stopmotion assembling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ZIQdA04-M

 

·         Tom Grigat Skoda Belagerungsmörser 30,5 cm, 1:35, CMK - Austro Hungarian WWI cannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhczX3ajDFg

 

·         Tom Grigat Lloyd C.V Series 46 from Special Hobby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Bmgv-1ucA

 

·         Tom Grigat Roden RAF SE5a, 1/32, WWI Biplane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa-Y8VMICwU

 

·         Tom Grigat Pfalz E. I Eindecker in 1:48, Stopmotion, Special Hobby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAvUeJjKmEg

 

·         Tom Grigat Airfix Fokker EII (late) Eindecker 1:72 - Stopmotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6yky8Aakow

 

·         Tom Grigat Gotha G.V goes to museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaIFdVCCDRM

 

·         Tom Grigat BE2c Spot-landing in Hannover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEtZxH21rBs

 

·         Tom Grigat - Eduard scale Model kit SSW D.III 1/48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuqTDMweQQQ

 

 

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Scalyback

Lovely  kit but will stick to my Lego Sopworth and that takes up a bit of room. 

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This fellow is on a totally different skill plane with respect to model construction.  I cannot imagine the extra planning, time and effort to create an animation of an already complex model.  Check out the Fokker Dr. I that is also a classic. 

 

A good friend has the kit from about 1980 and which is now about $750 Cdn.  It is available to me; however, I am quite sure my skill level is not  sufficient to create an error-free product.  Borden Battery

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Gustywinds

Fabulous. I would love to be able to do this but with my eyesight and shaky hands I haven’t even started the WingNutWings one I bought two years ago!

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Yes, these little YouTube videos both entertain and provide a great deal of information on the internal design, structure and likely approach to construction.  Regarding the modeller, I put him in a league of his own with both his assembly skills and now his animation skills. Borden Battery

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Bennett

Hi Borden,

 

               Thank you. I thought I would mention that there is a gentleman who is slowly restoring a Sopwith Camel to flying status. This Camel has already appeared as a work in progress at the US EAA Air Show in Oshkosh Wisconsin which is not that far from your Regina location..

             The builder is a perfectionist who absolutely refuses to use any substitute modern parts and thus has spent beaucoup USD machine working required Camel parts to original specs. I believe he wants his eventually restored Camel to win Grand Champion at Oshkosh in about 2 years, which it likely will. (believe he had a YouTube re this) The owner of a Curtiss Jenny won Grand Champ by a very similar restoration route some years ago.  Thanks again.

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Borden Battery

Hello Bennet

 

Thanks. We are about the same distance away as New Hampshire - 875 miles. I wonder if this fellow will consider the Barker Camel as a possible candidate for its markings?

 

A bit off topic, but in Saskatchewan we have seen a Hawker Hurricane, a Lysander and a P-51 (Lou IV) restored to flying condition in the past few years - have seen all three of them.  Two additional P-51's and an Me-109 are works in progress and should be airworthy within 18-24-36 months.  No Great War aircraft to my knowledge, whereas as significant number of the BCATP airfields were located in Saskatchewan in WWII - hence the stronger interest in this later era.

 

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Grovetown

Very therapeutic!

 

Thanks.

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Bennett

Thanks,

 

            Good to hear about your Saskatchewan Me-109 in progress. I know there is one in Ottawa but I believe that upon completion yours will be the only flying in Canada??. There only about 20 worldwide surviving Me-109's and far fewer flying. The Duxford Museum Bf-109 is back flying after the pilot error crash. Prior to the crash I witnessed an airshow dog fight between a Hawker Hurricane and that 109. That was history in motion  Greetings to your Midwest   Ralph

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Here is the newspaper article regarding the subject aircraft from Saskatoon.  Borden Battery

 

Now, the long-time aircraft maintenance engineer has swapped Detroit muscle for Berlin might, and his garage on a quiet suburban street in Saskatoon is occupied by a mid-1940s Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 fighter.

 

“To me, it’s the challenge. It’s the challenge and, you know, there’s no one else on the block that’s got one,” Bradshaw said of the project, which he noted is backed by the prominent U.S. vintage aircraft collector Kermit Weeks.”

 

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/don-bradshaw-restoring-second-world-war-german-fighter-in-his-saskatoon-garage

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