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    Here is something a little different but involved some woodworking at the end!

    It is a model of a Bristol fighter plane from WW1 that I made over the last six weeks with my sons. It was quite challenging to do as the scale is only 1/32. Painting all those tiny parts was fun though!

    My youngest son created some scenery for the model which came out really well.

    Now for the woodworking bit: the display case is made from solid cherry and all worked with hand tools. I shaped the corner of a scraper to produce the cove moulding profile and used a shoulder plane to cut the filets and rebates.

    I used Paul’s mitre box technique to cut all the corners which came out far far better than I could have hoped for. The mitred corners around the top meet exactly on their points.

    Any small gaps on the mitred moulding around the base I filled with the following method. I diluted some yellow glue with water to the ratio 1:2. Then I hand-sanded a scrap piece of cherry to produce a small amount of sawdust. I dropped a couple of drops of the glue solution into the gap and rubbed in some sawdust. The result is almost invisible. If the gap is large you may have to repeat the process. This technique also works well with veneers which I believe is where it originates.

    The finish is very simply a couple of coats of blond shellac padded on.

    Thanks for looking.


    Very nice! Building models is another hobby of mine, mostly WW II armored vehicles…unfortunately I don’t have near enough time for that currently, to say anything of woodworking; working in a newly opened restaurant, I barely have time to watch the weekly videos at the moment. Anyway, the plane, its display and the case are all very well done.

    Greg Merritt

    Very nice. The model and the display case look great.


    Nice job, Paul and his team I think should be proud to see the skills learned through teachings applied to enrich other areas such as this, great example you have shown here.

    Ontario, Canada

    David Gill

    Very accomplished project Plane, Scenery and display case all very well done

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    Mark Armstrong

    That looks great Richard. 😉
    I bet you got a lot of satisfaction helping and making model and display case.
    LOL old saying If your mitres do not fit fill them up with glue and sh!t.
    Times I’ve sad that

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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