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1/72 Stout Skycar II
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:08:45 AM »
This was a quick build of the Avis 1/72 Stout Skycar II from the 1930s. Not a great kit and the front windshield didn't fit well, but it was a fast build. It's a very small plane. Built OOB except for the exhausts, which were misshapen lumps of plastic on the sprue. Replaced with wire.





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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 11:48:02 AM »
Great subject! Avis kit sounds like a struggle ... and it must be tiny!

The Skycar II was impressed as the USAAF's XC-65 (42-7772). I don't know if it ever worn 'stars' but it'll look cool 'in uniform'   :D

There some details on the Skycar II/XC-65 in post #18 of this Secret Projects page:
-- https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/threads/consolidated-vultee-stout-hall-convair-flying-cars.10122/

Apparently, the airframe was made from stainless-steel sheeting spot-welded to frames. Also said to be "spin-proof ". Cool little machine  :smiley:
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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 01:35:19 AM »
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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 02:36:57 AM »

The Skycar II was impressed as the USAAF's XC-65 (42-7772). I don't know if it ever worn 'stars' but it'll look cool 'in uniform'   :Dy:

I thought about it, but wanted to tray a combination of airbrushed metallic primer and hand brushed metallic.

Small as it is, the Skycar II was heavier and slightly larger than a Piper Cub!

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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 07:02:42 AM »
The Stout Skycar II with a Preiser 1/72 figure:


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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 02:11:34 AM »
 Avis does some mighty interesting (and generally fairly small) inter-war stuff. I still remember the, ah, fun, you had with that annular wing.
 Looks mighty nice- the booms sure look weird viewed from the side.

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Re: 1/72 Stout Skycar II
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
The booms droop like that on the real plane. Avis is good to terrible; they are related to Mikro-Mir. Kits with all clear fuselages are a nightmare - the clear styrene is hard to work with.