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Posted by Sperling234 | Oct 22, 2014 @ 02:08 AM | 1,586 Views
Greetings again all,

It's been a while since I've posted anything build related. I have to get on this one now because that cat's already out of the bag on another thread.

I don't really remember why I chose this for my next project; I think part of it was wanting to have something new and fresh to take to Ace In The Hole in Vegas.
After the long and drawn our P-38 project, (which is grounded due to a faulty nose gear) I wanted to do something a bit more fun and less bogged down with scale details.
I also had a break from work so I wanted to tear into something with a rapid building technique, fan fold or something like that.

I know the Zeta Sciences model is out there. I've had the good fortune to fly one thanks to my buddy Tony, (RCG member xplaneguy). That model is great, a real treat to fly. Lots of fun!
For me though, it doesn't quite capture the spirit of the movie version. Let me nerd out for a second and use a reference that most of you will get; it's sort of like the Scout Walker to the AT-AT, or Mini Me to Austin...

I also felt ready to attempt my first scratch build. I've been in this now for about 4 and a half years and think I've acquired enough info and experience building to try it out. I mean with guys like J Morgan, pmullen503, Sparks, Greenseaships and many others sharing their amazing techniques, I've got plenty of outside knowledge to lean on.

Now about the bird; I am going to refer to it as the Raiders wing. I know the other one is...Continue Reading