I like to think I have the skill to make those pieces, but I can't lie to say I have the patience to do so. I guess if I was paid to do so I could battle thru a few weeks worth, but I've got to think that took months if not years.
After three years and 6000 hours of work on the model, the exterior was completed and the major internal controls were installed.
Used to work with a weird old engineer who made his own miniature working steam engines (the railroad kind...with the other kind inside). Crazy detail, but nothing like these planes.If you read at the link provided, the dude anneals the aluminum so he can hand form the sheets around wood masters he carves first. He also carved an articulated pilot out of solid aluminum block.
I half expect the planes to start and fly.