I was particularly impressed when I saw the first image of the new model from MakeCNC.com – the Lancaster Bomber. It had lots of detail, particularly the treatment of the engines, and the flaps around the tail section.
It also completely fitted in with the other model I had recently made – the Spitfire.
I did a quick calculation of scale, and found that if the Lancaster was made from 6mm MDF and the Spitfire from 3mm, the two aircraft would be pretty close to being in-scale with each other, so that is what I set out to do.
It was a bit of a challenge to assemble – where 3mm can be encouraged together, 6mm (and larger) need to be the right size, otherwise it is too difficult to get things together. So with a little bit of additional cutting and sanding, the model came together. Where items need to be glued, I have found that a hot glue gun is ideal – better than PVA.
There are a few other models to make from the latest editions, including a model of a Solent Mk4 (the last Short Solent Mk4 left in the world is at MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology) in Auckland)
Back to some of the new models from MakeCNC, I also have a very complicated build to do – that of a tower crane. Lots of parts, and a significant size, even in 3mm MDF