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The "Peposdent Pe-109" Returns - 52 Years Later
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Amongst the most magnificent 100% from scratch scale models I'd ever seen in print is E. L. Franklin's 1966-vintage Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4 made from discarded toothpaste & shaving cream tubes, aluminum & brass sheets, bar & tub stocks over pattern maker's pinewood featured in the September-October 1966 edition of Scale Modeler Magazine images of which scanned and posted below:







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That's incredible using tooth paste and shaving cream tubes. We've had some interesting scratch builds on here too. Here's Luca's scratchbuilt 1/32 Re.2000 GA:

http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/Re2000/LucaBossi/RE2000GA_1a.html

David Glen's 1/5 Spitfire:

http://stormomagazine.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=87&highlight=spitfire

There's also an incredible scratchbuilt C.202 that hit the magazine's too that was posted here some place that I can't find.

Here's another recently built S.79 by Alexander Mayer with allot of scratch built parts including 3D printed cowls and wheels:

http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/SM79/AMayer/SM79_AM_1a.html

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That's incredible using tooth paste and shaving cream tubes. We've had some interesting scratch builds on here too. Here's Luca's scratchbuilt 1/32 Re.2000 GA:
http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/Re2000/LucaBossi/RE2000GA_1a.html
David Glen's 1/5 Spitfire:
http://stormomagazine.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=87&highlight=spitfire
There's also an incredible scratchbuilt C.202 that hit the magazine's too that was posted here some place that I can't find.
Here's another recently built S.79 by Alexander Mayer with allot of scratch built parts including 3D printed cowls and wheels:
http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/SM79/AMayer/SM79_AM_1a.html

Masterful works indeed! E. L. Franklin in 1966 almost certainly had to be over age 20 making him 72 today if still alive, at the tail end of The Greatest Generation Of Scratch Builders from the 1930s onwards long before scale plastic models came available in quantity never mind quality.

I was lucky to know a couple of flying scale builders 55 years ago talking about kits they'd built in the 1940s, they're near all gone but their legacy lives in folks like me trying to build the best models possible with what's available in the way of references & construction materials.
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You're right, they built those kits, which could stand up to the best built today, in a time when references and materials were limited. I think because of the quality of kits today, scratch building is almost a forgotten art.

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