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MacTaggarts Catapult

Scratch building a Mactaggart Scott catapult for my Walrus.

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Kevin Cole 103/12/2017 14:35:30
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Now that is some really magnificent work!

You have a fine eye for detail. Congratulations! Absolutely outstanding.thumbs up

Fernando Nijhuis03/12/2017 18:30:13
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Hi Richard,

Sorry for being late to congratulate you with the fantastic result.

Lovely figure work, they bring the Walrus and catapult to life.thumbs up

An award-winning masterpiece, simply in awe… p


Neil Merryweather03/12/2017 22:20:35
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272 photos

PHWOAR!!!!smile p

just superb , Richard.

One question, though- did I miss something early on in the Walrus build, is there a reason why only one undercarriage wheel is down?

I have no doubt it is deliberate ,(and correct...) I just wonder why.

wonderful stuff


Richard Foenander04/12/2017 15:52:25
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teeth 2 Feel like a million dollars from the kind comments...thanks guys.

John &'s alright, I've had my name spelt as Prichard on my driving license once.face 20

Kevin, thanks, glad you like it.

Fernando, not late...still working on it and very far from being a masterpiece. There are others who are more worthy for the accolade.

Neil, face 20 good question. The undercarriage wheel retracts into the lower wing and is usually lowered when wings are folded. Don't know if the mechanism activates individually or together. I would have preferred if both were up but I also wanted to show one of the wings folded. So I took the creative license to have best of both worlds.

Logically both wings would have been unfolded and service crew offloaded before the plane was retracted back on the cradle. Again I decided to have everything happen all at once.



Bobby Dale04/12/2017 23:18:24
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Thanks for putting in my suggestion really appreciate it , the Marine looks wonderful .

Gob smacked at the final photo's as Steve said museum quality , best model i have seen this last year and the one before that

We all bow to the Master Modeler Richard your the Man .


Scottie05/12/2017 21:17:50
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​An absolutely cracking build full of detail and superb skills. You should be very proud of that build my friend.


Richard Foenander07/12/2017 01:47:44
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Hi Bobby and Scottie, thank you for your kind comments.

I am thankful for any references given and will incorporate these in my builds when I can. Glad it's

Master I am not but am picking up the morsels that fall in the wake of some great modellers and trying to make use of these skills. It's a hobby I wish I could do full time.



Richard Foenander12/12/2017 17:56:10
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I'm still tinkering with the deck...made these hatches and will be casting extras...


I will be switching the base when creating the mold.


The hatch above will have a locking wheel later.


The hatch above will need turn locks for the corners and a grab handle from wire.

And now onto casting...



John Race12/12/2017 23:28:24
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Richard .

Is there no end to your talents ? . They look very fine .thumbs up

John .

My self I stick to the humble brick face 20

Richard Foenander13/12/2017 00:41:42
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Hi John, usual I go cutting and gluing without checking plans just from something I have seen before so they may not be accurate. I am only checking now before I attempt casting.crook



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