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Post  2wheelsagain on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 8:26 pm

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The Worker - The skills of Young Park (a Hawaii resident)


The workshop - just like yours.....


P51 Mustang


Corsair






Now remember this photo below. The fingers and tweezers.


Using a tweezers, the controls can be moved. All cables and linkages are in place to work the wing control surfaces as well. Young Park has since carved a pilot's face and hands from solid aluminum and built an articulated pilot to sit in the cockpit. (Photo: George F. Lee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Here's pic of fingers and tweezers to give scale......... Sooooo small!!! Remember this as you look at the pics....All the controls work as designed, by cables, chains, linkages and levers






All these controls WORK!!!!!........ And that means they work the parts
of the aircraft via rods and chains as in the original aircraft!!!!
Every single part hand made and fitted. It blows you away, doesn't it???






Don't forget the tiny scale..... Go up again and look at the pic of the fingers and tweezers!












Machine guns and bullets.........Detail of three ..50 Cal. Machine guns and ammo cans.
Ammo cans are loaded outside the aircraft and then simply set into place in the wing.
Their doors become the top surface of the wing. This allowed for rapid reloading by the ground crew.








Mr. Park generously donated the first (cutaway) Corsair model to the Joe Martin Foundation. It can be seen in person in its display at the Foundation's museum in the Sherline building in Vista , California .. A collection of photos showing how the model was built and all the historical data on the Corsair Mr. Park collected to build it has also been donated and is available for viewing. In 2005, Mr. Park also donated the second corsair and it is also now on display in the Foundation's museum.


Showing the extent of his carving skills, Mr. Park sculpted a pilot's head and hands out of
solid aluminum. The articulated figure is dressed in a custom made uniform and can be placed
in any position to give a good sense of scale to the model.


P51 MUSTANG












Inside the left wing you can see the .50 cal ammunition threaded into the three wing guns.
Each round is machined in 3 parts­brass cartridge with copper bullet and primer and is
held together with a small copper feed jacket.



Engine exhaust ports....... Pic taken during assembly.

Control wires are being threaded around their pulleys underneath
the cockpit during construction. (Y. Park photo)

The radiator air intake sits under the fuselage ready for installation. Much of
the detail of some of the parts is hidden once it is assembled. (Y. Park photo)

The wing being made.............. LOOK how SMALL it is

Each panel is hand formed over a wooden shape. The metal is annealed to the proper softness and then pounded and bent into shape.
The plane is made up of many individual panels, and the fits between panels are just about perfect. (Y. Park photo)

Here we see the panel above in it's final position. Looks easy now, doesn't it? (Y. Park photo)

The form for the air intake and the final part. As is often the case in machining and model making, fixtures, moulds, formers and jigs to
make the final parts can take a long time to make and are never seen by the public viewing the finished model. (Y. Park photo)

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 8:41 pm

Absolutely staggering. A real craftsman to be sure.
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Post  paul on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 8:53 pm

Amazing / I can only imagine the man hours

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Post  Kaupy1962 on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 11:20 pm

Unbelievable!
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Post  Four40 on Thu 05 Jul 2012, 8:59 am

Shocked That is amesome. I always admire those who does miniatures and models but this guy is in a league of his own.
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Post  Grover on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 9:02 pm

That is truly amazing, thanks for sharing

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Post  ausrock50 on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 12:33 am

Wow. What a craftsman. Shocked Very Happy
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Post  chips on Sun 15 Jul 2012, 6:55 pm

thank you, was absolutely fascinating

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Post  Bhoffo on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 10:32 am

Crazy man...! affraid

This is mine, a 1/5th Scale 80cc petrol powered Hawker Tempest MkV. Smile

I've been building it for just on 2 years and now getting toward the pointy end... 8ft Wingspan - finished weight will be somewhere in the vicinity of 35 - 40lbs.. Will be painted up in the colour scheme of 'Pierre Clostermann's' "J FE" from his autobiographical book "The Big Show".
All gear retracts, full flaps. Will hopefully have it ready for a maiden flight within the next 10 - 12 months! Rolling Eyes


All main bits in place on lounge room floor..

Fiberglass moulded cowl - 7" spinner! (Will have a 24 - 26" prop)

Wing before ailerons in place - I'm about 6ft 3" tall..

Scale main gear U/C - 5.5" dia wheel

Underside of wing with all flaps fully extended

Port wing with flaps extended

Paint scheme - what it will be.... eventually.... elephant

Photo of part of cockpit - took 3 weeks to put this together!


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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 11:38 am

Full respect to anyone with that much patience.
Lovely mate. Well done.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 1:36 pm

Awsome Bhoffo
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Post  paul on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 5:58 pm

Excellent ............well done Very Happy

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Post  gus on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 6:55 pm

Clever prick aren't you .Seriously nice work . Very Happy
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 7:27 pm

Bloody impressive Bhoffo. Will you do the invasion stripes on the colour scheme when it all comes together or are you still mulling over that one?
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Post  Bhoffo on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 7:46 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.. bounce

I've been building flying model aircraft since I was a youngster but this is the largest and most expensive project by far!

And No Ewok, I didn't intend to do the invasion striped version (although I do like the way they looked; apparently in real life they were just painted on pretty quickly with a broad brush so actually looked fairly 'rough' - I guess that goes for most wartime aircraft though)
... I'm planning to put panel lines and rivet marks on it though - a few weeks work there alone! Smile

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 8:15 pm

Well just let me know if you change your mind - I'm an expert at 'rough painting' and happy to contribute! No
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Post  NTBill on Tue 24 Jul 2012, 8:57 pm

Beautiful job! Obviously a labour of love, and it shows. Well done mate!

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Post  Hammy on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 7:31 am

Nice one Bhuffo. Be sure to keep posting up some pics so that we can follow your progress. I di a brief stint of RC flying with an old mate. He was into it in a big way. 6 foot wingspan plane, choppers. Was good fun. But I didn't like crashing too much. Not much left when they hit the dirt. I did enjoy building them though.
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Post  Bhoffo on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 9:34 am

Hammy wrote:Nice one Bhuffo. Be sure to keep posting up some pics so that we can follow your progress. I di a brief stint of RC flying with an old mate. He was into it in a big way. 6 foot wingspan plane, choppers. Was good fun. But I didn't like crashing too much. Not much left when they hit the dirt. I did enjoy building them though.

I've never flown a 'chopper' they are apparently way too difficult! I fly mainly 'Control-line' Aerobatic models and some Radio, I've a mate who flys only R/C and big models and he's to blame for me getting involved in building the Tempest. He's currently building a Turbine powered (Turbo prop via a gearbox) PC21 - 33% scale - a huge model!
You're right about the crashing though - not much fun in that! I'm going to have to go out and get alot of R/C flying practice before I take the controls of the Tempest. bounce
I'll put bits and pieces up here and videos when I've something new to show...

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