Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From Russia with Love - Model Airways Albatros!

Check out the great write-up of the Model Airways Albatros D.va Red Baron's Airplane - all the way from Russia!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Model Airways Collection - built by David Byrne

David Byrne recently sent us pictures of his completed Conestoga Wagon by Model Trailways (see post in Trailways & Battlefields)! What is interesting is that David has also built, or is in the process of building, ALL of our Model Airways kits!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dr.1 Kit, Early Progress

I am designing this Dr.1 kit on a solid modeling CAD system, Autodesk Inventor as seen on in the figure. The reasons for using this system are many. First, a full set of accurate drawings are produced from the virtual model. These will be used for specifying the lazar cut and photo-etched parts and also fully define the 3-D parts. Second, solid images like the one below are possible. These will be used along with photographs in the builder manual. During design they help me see if things are looking “right” from any angle.