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#1 C₄H₁₀ Jan 04, 2013 04:53 AM

Show off your naked wood!
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I've always just loved the look of an uncovered/unpainted balsa model. There's something neat about seeing the way the bits and pieces have all been fitted together to form an airplane-shaped skeleton. I've even built one or two planes where I get to the covering stage and go "Damn, maybe I should just hang this one up as ceiling art" (haven't gone that far yet).

So who all's got a not-quite-finished plane that you wanna share? Let's see that handiwork :popcorn:


#2 RC Trainer plane Jan 04, 2013 06:37 AM

nice idea for a thread! I thought i was going crazy before thinking that i like my plane uncovered but now i know it's not just me haha! loving the look of that plane btw whats it called ( the top one) ?

#3 Boogie_ Jan 04, 2013 06:44 AM

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Now this is my kinda thread!
Luv bare bones model pics.

Here's a couple of my hatchet jobs.

#4 epoxyearl Jan 04, 2013 06:59 AM

Naked "Bodies"
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I can do that !
I almost hate to see some structures covered,because they look so good.
This partially built Fairchild F-24 has been under construction so long,the wood has changed color !

#5 Captain Dunsel Jan 04, 2013 09:54 AM

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Latest completed project, the Dusty (my design). Sorry, covered pictures aren't on this computer.


#6 Dereck Jan 04, 2013 10:02 AM

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Well, you asked!

Here's a bunch out of the files, from around 1999 onwards, to a couple (VSP and Speedy Bee) that are airworthy now.

A pretty much finished 'nekked' shot is almost obligatory when you build with wood!


#7 Steve85 Jan 04, 2013 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Boogie_ (Post 23707566)
Now this is my kinda thread!
Luv bare bones modle pics.

Here's a couple of my hatchet jobs.

Wish I had a hatchet like yours! :cool:


#8 edwin1 Jan 04, 2013 10:38 AM

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Its on the shelf for a little bit while I finish up maintenance on a few other planes.

#9 conrad907 Jan 04, 2013 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by Boogie_ (Post 23707566)
Now this is my kinda thread!
Luv bare bones modle pics.

Here's a couple of my hatchet jobs.

Those jets done in balsa are impressive. The hatch detail of the Cougar is a work of art! Is that an old porsche mid-engine under the tarp?


#10 Leroy G Jan 04, 2013 01:43 PM

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This is a bashed Tiger 60 in wood, can you spot the changes? , sorry they are getting a covering job.

You can see it built here, www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1786693 Enjoy, Leroy

#11 Leroy G Jan 04, 2013 01:55 PM

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Hey, I have another one, everyone likes a big P-51 mustang, Leroy

#12 C₄H₁₀ Jan 04, 2013 03:43 PM

Nice! There are some pretty sweet builds turning up here :popcorn:

Here's the latest Slipso I've been working on. This is the new-and-improved replacement for the one in my first post (which I wrecked last Saturday). Looks prettier in person...


#13 campbelltf Jan 04, 2013 03:49 PM

Model 44
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Here's my Jim Young designed Model 44. I've just begun covering... it hurts to cover all that beautiful wood....

#14 jim19 Jan 04, 2013 04:33 PM

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This is my Zlin 526AS. Scratchbuilt from Sig plans except for the wing. The wing is built-up rather than foam core as is the Sig version.

#15 sirzeppu Jan 04, 2013 06:24 PM

Here's a nekkid pic of my recent stick built stik project:


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