New wooden Air Force R-11 Oshkosh Refueler

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Project by Nate L. posted 02-26-2015 02:17 AM 5596 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending too much time on getting all the pieces designed, I finally have been able to finish a 23” model of the Oshkosh R-11. It still needs a few tweaks but I am pretty happy with how it came out. Everything is as close to scale as I can get it so far. I have spent close to 50 hours drawing up all the design files. It has definitely been a good learning experience!


-- Nate, Fredericksburg, VA,

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#1 posted 02-26-2015 02:23 AM

Without a doubt “YOU HAVE DONE YOURSELF PROUD”, real nice detail and workmanship, thanks for sharing

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#2 posted 02-26-2015 02:53 AM

Hay, great build man!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 02-26-2015 05:53 AM

Patience patience…you are one patient woodworker and have done an excellent job.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 02-26-2015 06:56 AM

I seem to thrive on minor/small details. The more detail I can get, the happier I am. I had someone ask me to put together a truck for a going away. I expected it to be a weekend project but it turned into a few week long project and that was before I even started the design for this one. =)

-- Nate, Fredericksburg, VA,

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#5 posted 02-27-2015 12:29 AM

well..worth it!Nice model.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#6 posted 02-27-2015 01:17 AM

Nice at first is better to take your time on doing projects like the second time you do the project it will be faster looking nice thou.

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#7 posted 03-01-2015 09:33 PM

What a great project. Wish I could get some larger photos of this. Our son lives in Oskosh and works for Oshkosh Military as an engineer. He works on many of their larger truck designs.
Thanks for posting this. I am going to try to remember this and show it to him next time he comes here to Michigan.

-- Charlie75, Alto

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