01-06-2005, 05:08 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hanau Airfield
1/100 Boeing 737-500 scratch built from alu-casting
Hi there, folks!
I finished my first scratch built model, a Boeing 737-500 Continental. Since I am a collector of metal display models, I used an old Airplast model (scale 1/100, plastic) to make a full aluminium casting out of it. The model was completed then with an undercarriage made of brass and real rubber tyres. The body and wings are painted with automotive colours. Decals were provided by AHS for the windows and Flightpath for the livery.
The total weight is about three pounds and it stands well on his "legs".
The level of details is in line with the usual grade of (older) display models. So not all details especially in terms of wing design were really applied.
I chosed this type (737), because according to my knowledge no metal display model of larger scale does exist so far.
Would be glad to see this either from Herpa or Inflight 200 as 1/200 metal model.
Hope, you enjoy the pics.
Happy new year and all the best for 2005!
Last edited by flieger; 01-02-2006 at 04:04 PM.