Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!

Scratchbuilt: Model Masters for Fantastic Plastic

Scott Lowther's models aren't (generally) painted, because Scott Lowther's models aren't (generally) for display—they're for casting molds to make kit-parts from. If you've ever been curious about this process, Scott's site has a great selection of finished, in-process, and still-to-come master models he's working—on contract or on "spec"—to turn into... Read more »

Scratchbuilt: Vought F4U-D Corsair

Retired dentist Young C. Park built this 1/16 scale replica of the WWII-era fighter plane mostly from common aluminum roof flashing, like the kind you can buy in big rolls at most hardware stores. Dr. Park spent considerable time and energy developing special methods for working this material, including an... Read more »